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2010 Idaho Big Game Brochure

2010 Idaho Big Game Brochure

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Deer, Elk, Pronghorn
 August 2010 - January 2011
Black Bears, Mountain Lions
August 2010 - July 2011
Including Controlled Hunts forDeer, Elk, Pronghorn, and Black Bears
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Idaho Fish and Game Commission
Wayne Wright, Chairman – Magic ValleyTony McDermott – PanhandleFred Trevey – ClearwaterBob Barowsky – SouthwestRandall Budge – SoutheastCameron Wheeler – Upper SnakeGary Power – Salmon
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
600 S. Walnut Ave., P.O. Box 25Boise, Idaho 83707
208-334-3700 - shandgame.idaho.gov
Cal Groen, Director Deputy Directors
Virgil MooreJim Unsworth
Regional Ofces
Panhandle Region
2885 W. Kathleen Ave., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815
Clearwater Region
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3316 16th St., Lewiston, ID 83501
Southwest Region
3101 S. Powerline Rd., Nampa, ID 83686
McCall Subregion
555 Deinhard Lane, McCall, ID 83638
Magic Valley Region
324 South 417 East, Suite #1, Jerome, ID 83338
Southeast Region
1345 Barton Rd., Pocatello, ID 83204
Upper Snake Region
4279 Commerce Circle, Idaho Falls, ID 83401
Salmon Region
99 Hwy. 93 N., P.O. Box 1336, Salmon, ID 83467
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
ofces are open 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday except state holidays.
Ofces in the Panhandle and Clearwater regions are in thePacic Time zone; all others are in the Mountain Time zone.
Idaho Relay Service (TDD)
. . . . . .
.To receive nonresident license applications,call toll free. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 If you buy a nonresident license this year, you willautomatically receive an application form for the following year. Applications will be mailed in November.
Other Information Numbers
Citizens Against Poaching; to report wildlife crimes:1-800-632-5999
Rules booklets, nonresident license applications:
U. S. Forest Service Boise National Forest:
208-373-4007 or 1-888-246-7523
Bureau of Land Management Idaho Ofce:
208-373-4007 or 1-888-246-7523.
To Buy a License, Tag or Permit:
In person, go to any Idaho Fish and Game ofce or 
license vendor throughout the state.
By credit card, within the United States call 1-800-554-8685. Outside the U.S., use the Internet or mail.
On the Internet, go online to
gov. A service fee is added for this transaction.
Commercial licenses, duplicate tags, documents thatrequire proof of disability, lifetime licenses, and bearbaiting permits may be purchased only at Fish and Game
To report wildlife crimes, call
 , Emergency information can be related to Fish and Game personnel through any Idaho law enforcement agency.
Idaho Wildlife Policy
“All wildlife, including all wild animals, wild birds, and
sh, within the state of Idaho, is hereby declared to be the
property of the state of Idaho. It shall be preserved, protected,perpetuated, and managed. It shall be only captured or takenat such times or places, under such conditions, or by suchmeans, or in such manner, as will preserve, protect, and
 perpetuate such wildlife, and provide for the citizens of this
state and, as by law permitted to others, continued supplies of 
such wildlife for hunting, shing and trapping.”
Getting Started
To use this brochure:
Pick the species you want to hunt, then refer to the
section on that animal.
Refer to the map on pages 80 and 81 to nd an area to
Find the unit numbers on the map and look up the
seasons and restriction for those units.
For help in this process, try the online Hunt Planner at
the Fish and Game Website
gov.Big game hunting in Idaho is regulated by numbered
gamemanagement units.General seasons
for black bear, mountain lion, mule deerand white-tailed deer are arranged by these units. Someseasons labeled
regular deer
include mule deer and white-tailed deer, other seasons are labeled
deer only.General seasons for elk are arranged by larger areas called
elk management zones, which are made up of one or more
game management units.Controlled hunts are listed by hunt numbers for controlledhunt areas made up of 1 or more or parts of gamemanagement units.Controlled hunt areas for deer are not the same as controlledhunt areas for elk or pronghorn or black bear.For an explanation of controlled hunts and how to apply seepages 73-76.When picking a controlled hunt, make sure to use the huntnumber from the current year’s rule book.For a map of Fish and Game regions and game managementunits see pages 80 and 81
For a map of elk zones see page
28.Detailed big game hunting rules and restrictions begin onpage 64. License requirements and fees begin on page 92.
Note on licenses and tags:
hunting license
is required to hunt. Some species do notrequire a tag or special permit, but a
is required for all biggame species. 
What’s New?
Caps Placed On Some Elk Zones
Caps are being implemented this year in 3 elk 
management zones to reduce harvest and provide better quality hunting. Caps are being placed on Lolo “A” tags,Smoky Mountain “A” tags, and Salmon “B” tags. Capsare being reduced on Lolo “B” tags, and Sawtooth “A”and “B” tags.
Capped Elk Zone tag sale dates:
Nonresident tags: December 1, 2009Resident tags: July 10, 2010
 All sales begin at midnight with the exception of the Nonresident Selway B elk tag which goes on sale at 10:00 am Mountain time.
New Youth Elk Hunt Opportunity
Resident youth elk hunters who purchase a general
season elk zone tag while they are between ages 12
and 17, inclusive, may participate in any A or B tag elk 
season within the specied zone, regardless of whether 
they purchased an A tag or B tag. All other season,weapon restrictions, and commission rules apply.Controlled hunts are excluded.
Archery Pronghorn Seasons
Idaho Fish and Game Commission converted all generalpronghorn archery seasons to unlimited controlled huntsin 2009. Unfortunately hunter numbers increased in some
units. Some hunts were modied for the 2010 season.
Mandatory Hunter Reporting
In 2010 Mandatory hunter reporting for deer, elk, andpronghorn is moving towards a paperless system. Allsuccessful hunters are required to report by internet orphone within 10 days of harvest. Hunters who do notharvest, or did not hunt on their tag, are required to reportwithin 10 days of the close of the hunting season.To submit a report online go to Idah Fish and Game’swebsite at:
.To submit by phone, call toll free 1-800-824-3729. 
Owyhee Wilderness
The Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009designated 517,000 acres of public lands in OwyheeCounty in southwestern Idaho as Wilderness. Please beaware of the wilderness boundaries and regulations. Formore information see: http://www.blm.gov/id/st/en/prog/ blm_special_areas/owyhee_initiative.html
Helicopter Surveys:
Hunters may encounterbiologists conducting helicopter surveys duringlate season hunts December – March. They will
try to avoid ying on weekends or in areas where
hunters are observed.

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