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Idaho Fish and Game

Antelope hunt rifle rest / Photo by Mike Demick


There are three general categories of weapons used to hunt big game in Idaho – muzzleloaders, bows and center-fire rifles. Each has particular legal requirements and restrictions that aid in the swift, clean kill of a target species, without giving unfair advantage to the hunter.

Fish and Game doesn’t not provide guidance for all types of weapons, however, the following pages describe details you should be aware of for each group.