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September 2010
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Dark Goose
Area 1
Oct. 2, 2010 - Jan. 14, 2011
Area 2
Oct. 9, 2010 - Jan. 21, 2011

Light Goose
Area 1
Oct. 2, 2010 - January 14, 2011
Area 2
Oct. 29, 2010 - Jan. 21, 2011 and
Feb. 19, 2011 - March 10, 2011
Area 3
Oct. 22, 2010 - Jan. 14, 2011 and
Feb. 19, 2011 - March 10, 2011

Statewide Duck
Area 1
Oct. 2, 2010 - Jan. 14, 2011
Area 2
Oct. 9, 2010 - Jan. 21, 2011
Tanner along the Snake River.
Photo courtesy of Bryce Roberts.

Special Youth Hunt!


Sept. 25 & 26, 2010
Including: Common Snipe and American Coot
• Federal Migratory Game Bird Harvest Information Validation -
Required
• Nontoxic Shot - Required
• Federal Migratory Bird (Duck) Stamp - Required
(all hunters 16 or older)
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Idaho Wildlife Policy Idaho Department of Fish and Game offices are open 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday except state holidays.
“All wildlife, including all wild animals, wild birds, and Offices in the Panhandle and Clearwater regions are in the
fish, within the state of Idaho, is hereby declared to be the Pacific Time zone; all others are in the Mountain Time zone.
property of the state of Idaho. It shall be preserved, protected,
Idaho Relay Service (TDD) . . . . . . . .1-800-377-3529
perpetuated, and managed. It shall be only captured or taken at
such times or places, under such conditions, or by such means, Internet: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://fishandgame.idaho.gov
or in such manner, as will preserve, protect, and perpetuate To Receive Nonresident License Applications,
such wildlife, and provide for the citizens of this state and, as Call Toll Free: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-800-635-7820
by law permitted to others, continued supplies of such wildlife
for hunting, fishing and trapping.” — Idaho Code Section 36- If you buy a nonresident license this year, you will
103 automatically receive an application form for the following
year. Applications will be mailed in November.
Idaho Fish and Game Commission
Wayne Wright, Chairman - Magic Valley Other Information Numbers
Tony McDermott - Panhandle • Citizens Against Poaching; to report wildlife crimes:
Fred Trevey - Clearwater 1-800-632-5999
Bob Barowsky - Southwest • Rules booklets, nonresident license applications:
Randall Budge - Southeast 1-800-635-7820
Cameron Wheeler - Upper Snake
Gary Power - Salmon • U. S. Forest Service – Boise National Forest:
208-373-4007 or 1-888-246-7523
Idaho Department of Fish and Game • Bureau of Land Management – Idaho Office:
600 S. Walnut Ave., P.O. Box 25 208-373-4007 or 1-888-246-7523.
Boise, ID 83707
208-334-3700 - fishandgame.idaho.gov To Buy a License, Tag or Permit:
Cal Groen, Director • In person, go to any Idaho Fish and Game office or
license vendor throughout the state.
Deputy Directors
• By credit card, within the United States call 1-800-554-
Sharon Kiefer
8685. Outside the U.S., use the Internet or mail.
Virgil Moore
Jim Unsworth • On the Internet, go online to http://fishandgame.idaho.
gov. A service fee is added for this transaction.
Regional Offices • Commercial licenses, duplicate tags, documents that
Panhandle Region..........................................208-769-1414 require proof of disability, lifetime licenses, and bear
2885 W. Kathleen Ave., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815 baiting permits may be purchased only at Fish and Game
offices.
Clearwater Region.........................................208-799-5010
3316 - 16th Street, Lewiston, ID 83501 To report wildlife crimes, call 1-800-632-5999. Emergency
Southwest Region..........................................208-465-8465 information can be relayed to Fish and Game personnel
3101 S. Powerline Rd., Nampa, ID 83686 through any Idaho law enforcement agency.
McCall Subregion...........................................208-634-8137
555 Deinhard Ln., McCall, ID 83638
Major changes highlighted in yellow.
Magic Valley Region.......................................208-324-4359
324 S. 417 E.; Suite #1, Jerome, ID 83338
Southeast Region...........................................208-232-4703 You may refer to this link for laws pertaining to this rule book:
1345 Barton Rd., Pocatello, ID 83204 Administrative Procedures Act:
http://adm.idaho.gov/adminrules/rules/idapa13/13index.htm
Upper Snake Region......................................208-525-7290
4279 Commerce Circle, Idaho Falls, ID 83401
Salmon Region...............................................208-756-2271
99 Hwy. 93 N., P.O. Box 1336, Salmon, ID 83467

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Contents

Regional Offices, Helpful Information ......................2 Avian Influenza............................................................ 22


Getting Started/What’s New.........................................5 Purchasing Licenses and Permits............................23
Seasons: Residency Requirements ......................................... 24
Resident License, Tag and Permit Fees..................25
Seasons and Limits ..................................................... 6-8
Nonresident License, Tag and Permit Fees ..... 26-27
Dark Geese..................................................................6
Light Geese . ..............................................................7
Ducks, including mergansers..................................... 8
Coots and snipe...........................................................8
Shooting Hours Chart .......................................... 10-12
Proxy Statement ......................................................... 13
Bird Identification................................................... 14-17
General Rules and Information .......................... 18-22
License requirements................................................18
Stamps and Validations..............................................18
Federal Regulations .................................................18
Wanton Waste...........................................................19
Federal Limits...........................................................19
Other Possession.......................................................19
Tagging.....................................................................19
Termination of Possession........................................19
Species Identification................................................19
Report
Duck And Goose
Shipment...................................................................19
Leg Bands
Other Regulations.....................................................19
It is Unlawful............................................................20
Areas Closed to Hunting of Migratory Game Birds.20
1-800-327-band (2263) or
www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbl
Areas Closed to Goose Hunting...............................21
Activities on Fish and Gmae Lands..........................22
State Park Rules........................................................22

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Idaho Fish & Game

WATERFOWL SEASONS AND RULES 2010


September 2010 through March 2011

New for 2010


• Light goose Area 3 has been expanded.

Key Dates:
• Duck Season Area 1: October 2, 2010 - January 14, 2011.
• Duck Season Area 2: October 9, 2010 - January 21, 2011.
• Dark Goose Season Area 1: October 2, 2010 - January 14, 2011.
• Dark Goose Season Area 2: October 9, 2010 - January 21, 2011.
• Light Goose Season Area 1: October 2, 2010 - January 14, 2011.
• Light Goose Season Area 2: October 29, 2010 - January 21, 2011 and February 19, 2011 - March 10, 2011.
• Light Goose Season Area 3: October 22, 2010 - January 14 and February 19, 2011 - March 10, 2011
• Special Youth Hunt: September 25 and 26, 2010.
• Buy a Chance at a Super Hunt Tag, Help Pay for Access Yes!
• Check out Hunt Planner Maps at our web site: http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/ifwis/huntplanner/

Required:
• Federal Migratory Game Bird Harvest Information Program Validation.
• Federal Migratory Bird Stamp for all hunters 16 or older.
• Nontoxic shot.

It is the responsibility of the hunter to become familiar with the rules that affect the hunt in which he or she is
participating. This brochure provides seasons for waterfowl hunting, and it provides a summary of rules that govern
waterfowl hunting in Idaho. For details about the rules, please refer to these links: Idaho Administrative Procedures Act,
http://adm.idaho.gov/adminrules/rules/idapa13/13index.htm; Idaho Code http://www3.idaho.gov/idstat/TOC/36FTOC.
html

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Getting Started

To use this brochure:


What’s New?
• Pick the species and area you want to hunt, then refer
The annual Fish and Game
to the section on that bird.

Photo courtesy
harvest survey estimated
• Season and limit pages include maps of the three that during the 2009-
hunting areas of the state. 2010 season, 20,200 duck
• For help in the process, try the online Hunt Planner at hunters spent about 181,300
the Fish and Game Website http://fishandgame.idaho. days hunting and harvested

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Waterfowl hunting is split into three areas in Idaho. Area 1

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days hunting and harvested
the southwest corner of the state. A third area has been added
79,400 geese. The harvest levels for
for light geese. Area 3 is that portion of the Upper Snake
ducks and geese were down 7 percent and 14 percent,
Region within Bingham County in Game Management Unit
respectively from 2008 levels.
(GMU) 63 south of highway 20 and west of the west bank of
the Snake River, and that portion of the Southeast Region Idaho’s first light goose season was deemed a success.
within Bingham and Power counties in GMU’s 68 and 68A A harvest survey estimated that 871 hunters spent
west of the west bank of the Snake River and American Falls about 2,994 days to harvest 1,925 light geese during
Reservoir. the February 20 to March 10 season. The majority (52
General seasons for waterfowl are set for these areas. Hunters percent) of the birds were harvested in the Southwest
should check to make sure which area includes the place Region, while the Magic Valley and Southeast regions
they want to hunt. Ducks, common snipe and American coot split the remaining harvest.
seasons and limits are on page 8; goose seasons, limits and
Eleven banded snow geese were reported as harvested
areas are on pages 6 and 7, and waterfowl shooting hours are
during the spring hunt and yielded very interesting
on pages 10-12.
information about the origins of the snow geese that
Detailed rules and restrictions begin on page 18. License pass through Idaho. All of the birds were banded on the
requirements and fees begin on page 23. breeding grounds -- five originated on the north slope
Special Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days of Alaska, three on Banks Island, in Canada’s Northwest
Territories, and three on Wrangel Island, Russia.
• Open to licensed hunters 10 to 15 years of age.
• Duck, goose, snipe, and coot hunting open for two days “Wrangel Island snow geese undertake one of the longest
only, on September 25 and 26, 2010. migrations of any geese wintering in North America,”
said Jeff Knetter, upland game and waterfowl staff
• Federal migratory game bird harvest information program biologist for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. “It
validation – required.
is over 3,000 miles from Boise to Wrangel Island.”
• Federal migratory bird (duck) stamp – not required.
Fish and Game plans to have another spring hunt in 2011
• Daily duck, goose, snipe, and coot bag limits: Same limits and has increased hunting opportunities in Area 3 to
statewide that are in effect during regular seasons.
include that portion of the Upper Snake Region within
• At least one adult 18 years or older with a valid hunting Bingham County in game management unit 63 south
license, must accompany each youth hunting party into the of Highway 20 and west of the west bank of the Snake
field at all times. Adults are not authorized to hunt. River, and that portion of the Southeast Region within
• All other state rules and federal regulations pertaining to Bingham and Power counties in GMU’s 68 and 68A west
the taking of migratory game birds are in effect for this of the west bank of the Snake River and American Falls
hunt. Reservoir.

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Dark Goose Seasons & Hunt Area Descriptions
DARK GOOSE

(Including: Canada and White-fronted Geese)

Daily Bag Limit:


BOUNDARY

BONNER
Dark goose: 4
Dark Goose Possession Limit: 8
KOOTENAI

BENEWAH
SHOSHONE

LATAH
CLEARWATER

NEZ
PERCE
LEWIS

IDAHO 1
LEMHI
ADAMS

VALLEY

WASHINGTON
CLARK
CUSTER FREMONT
PAYETTE
BOISE
GEM JEFFERSON
TETON

MADISON
CANYON BUTTE

BLAINE BONNEVILLE
ADA CAMAS

ELMORE
BINGHAM
MINIDOKA

GOODING LINCOLN

CARIBOU

2
JEROME POWER

BANNOCK
OWYHEE
TWIN BEAR
FALLS LAKE
CASSIA
ONEIDA FRANKLIN

Photo courtesy of Paul Spurling

AREA 1 AREA 2
Open Season: Open Season:
• Dark Goose • Dark Goose
October 2, 2010 - January 14, 2011. October 9, 2010 - January 21, 2011.
Area 2 includes the following counties or portions of
Area 1 includes all parts of the state not included in counties:
Area 2.
Ada; Boise; Canyon; Cassia - except the Minidoka
National Wildlife Refuge; Elmore - except the Camas
Creek drainage; Gem; Gooding; Jerome; Lincoln;
Minidoka; Owyhee; Payette; Twin Falls; and Washington
counties.

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Light Goose Seasons & Hunt Area Descriptions

LIGHT GOOSE
(Including: Blue, Ross’ and Snow Geese)

Daily Bag Limit:


Light goose: 10
Light Goose Possession Limit: 20

AREA 1 AREA 2
Open Season: Open Season:
• Light Goose • Light Goose
October 2, 2010 – January 14, 2011. October 29, 2010 - January 21, 2011 and
February 19, 2011 - March 10, 2011.
Closures: Fremont and Teton counties.
Closures: Fort Boise and Payette River
WMAs and that portion of the Roswell Marsh
Wildlife Habitat Area south of state highway
18, and the Snake River Islands Unit of the
Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge in the
Southwest Region will be closed during the
spring light goose season.

BOUNDARY
AREA 3
Open Season:
BONNER • Light Goose
October 22, 2010 - January 14, 2011 and
February 19, 2011 - March 10, 2011.
KOOTENAI

• Area 3 is that portion of the Upper Snake


BENEWAH
SHOSHONE Region within Bingham County in Game
Management Unit (GMU) 63 south of highway
LATAH
CLEARWATER
20 and west of the west bank of the Snake
NEZ
River, and that portion of the Southeast
Region within Bingham and Power counties
PERCE
LEWIS

1
in GMU’s 68 and 68A west of the west bank
IDAHO
of the Snake River and American Falls
Reservoir bluff. See red area on map.

LEMHI

93

20 Bonneville
ADAMS
Butte
VALLEY

WASHINGTON 
26
CLARK
CUSTER FREMONT
PAYETTE
BOISE
Bingham
GEM JEFFERSON
TETON

MADISON

15
CANYON BUTTE 39


91

3
BONNEVILLE
ADA CAMAS BLAINE

ELMORE
Blaine

15
BINGHAM
Bannock
MINIDOKA

Minidoka


GOODING LINCOLN

CARIBOU 30

2
JEROME
POWER
BANNOCK
OWYHEE
BEAR

86
TWIN
FALLS LAKE
CASSIA
ONEIDA FRANKLIN Power
37

Cassia

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Statewide Duck (Including Merganser),
Common Snipe and American Coot Seasons & Hunt Area Descriptions
DUCK

AREA 1 AREA 2
Area 1 includes all parts of the state not included in Area 2. Area 2 includes the following counties or portions of counties:
Ada; Boise; Canyon; Cassia - except the Minidoka National
Wildlife Refuge; Elmore - except the Camas Creek drainage;
Open Season: Gem; Gooding; Jerome; Lincoln; Minidoka; Owyhee; Payette;
October 2, 2010 — January 14, 2011 Power west of State Highway 37 and State Highway 39
except the Minidoka National Wildlife Refuge; Twin Falls; and
Scaup Season: Washington counties.
October 23, 2010 — January 14, 2011
Open Season:
October 9, 2010 — January 21, 2011
Scaup Season:
October 30, 2010 — January 21, 2011

BOUNDARY

Duck Bag Limit


BONNER
(Including mergansers)

Daily Bag Limit: 7 of any kind except:


Shall not include more than the following:
KOOTENAI
2 female mallards
2 redheads
BENEWAH
2 pintails
SHOSHONE 3 scaup (lesser or greater in the aggregate)
1 canvasback
LATAH
CLEARWATER Possession Limit After First Day of Season:
NEZ 14 of any kind except:
PERCE
Shall not include more than the following:
LEWIS
4 female mallards

IDAHO 1


4 redheads
4 pintails
6 scaup (lesser or greater in the aggregate)
2 canvasbacks

LEMHI
ADAMS Bag Limits for Areas 1 and 2
VALLEY For Common Snipe and Coots
WASHINGTON
Common Snipe
CUSTER
CLARK
FREMONT
Daily Bag Limit: 8
PAYETTE Possession Limit After First Day of Season: 16
BOISE
GEM JEFFERSON
TETON

CANYON BUTTE
MADISON
Coots
Daily Bag Limit: 25
ADA CAMAS
BLAINE BONNEVILLE
Possession Limit After First Day of Season: 25
ELMORE
BINGHAM
MINIDOKA

GOODING LINCOLN

CARIBOU
JEROME POWER

2
OWYHEE BANNOCK

TWIN BEAR
FALLS LAKE
CASSIA
ONEIDA FRANKLIN

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A RE D E S What to do when you see this weed . . .

EED S • Do not pull it. You may spread this weed if you

W Purple loosestrife pull it out in the water. A piece of this plant the
(Lythrum salicara) size of a postage stamp can sprout and grow an
Purple loosestrife is a semi-aquatic, infestation of weeds.
Be on the
hardy perennial that can grow over
lookout for • Contact your local county weed superintendent
8 feet tall. Stems are usually 4
noxious sided and much branched, bearing listed under County Government in the
weeds! opposite or whorled, 4-inch long, phonebook or website at www.agri.idaho.gov/.
Non-native lance-shaped leaves. Crowded
flower spikes develop at the stem tips
invasive
in midsummer. Flowers are 1 inch in
plants diameter with 5 to 7 reddish-purple, You can prevent the spread of this noxious
replace wrinkled petals that appear as if they weed.
native have been crushed. A single plant • Clean boat and trailer before entering and after leaving the
vegetation, may produce over 2.5 million tiny water.
seeds per year. • Dispose of the weed by placing it into the nearest trash
creating poor
receptacle.
habitat for
The six areas that you need to clean are shown in the drawing
game birds below..
and animals.

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For information on Idaho’s Access Yes! program, including


maps of enrolled properties, see the Hunting Section on the
Fish and Game website at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov.

Requirements for individual properties vary, so plan first. Respect for


lands and landowners will help ensure the continued success of this
program. Help yourself and your department keep hunting traditions
alive in Idaho.

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Official Shooting Hours for the 2010-2011 Waterfowl Season
Official shooting hours are from 1/2 hour before sunrise until sunset (Standard Time). Actual beginning and ending times are
shown in the tables below and have been adjusted to actual shooting hours; no further adjustments are necessary.
Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Ada, Adams, Boise, Blaine, Butte, Camas, Cassia, Bannock, Bear Lake,
Clearwater, Kootenai, Latah, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Custer, Gooding, Jerome, Bingham, Bonneville, Caribou,
Lewis, Nez Perce and Owyhee, Payette, Valley and Lemhi, Lincoln, Minidoka and Clark, Franklin, Fremont,
Shoshone counties and that Washington counties and that Twin Falls counties Jefferson, Madison, Oneida,
portion of Idaho Co. north of portion of Idaho Co. south of (Mountain Time). Power and Teton counties
the Salmon River the Salmon River (Mountain Time).
(Pacific Time). (Mountain Time).
SEPT Begin AM End PM Begin AM End PM Begin AM End PM Begin AM End PM
25 6:09 6:42 7:05 7:37 6:58 7:31 6:50 7:24
26 6:11 6:40 7:06 7:35 6:59 7:29 6:52 7:22
OCT Begin AM End PM Begin AM End PM Begin AM End PM Begin AM End PM
1 6:16 6:28 7:12 7:26 7:05 7:19 6:57 7:12
2 6:18 6:27 7:13 7:25 7:06 7:17 6:58 7:10
3 6:19 6:25 7:14 7:23 7:08 7:16 7:00 7:09
4 6:20 6:23 7:15 7:21 7:09 7:14 7:01 7:07
5 6:21 6:21 7:17 7:19 7:10 7:12 7:02 7:05
6 6:23 6:19 7:18 7:17 7:11 7:10 7:03 7:03
7 6:24 6:17 7:19 7:16 7:12 7:09 7:04 7:02
8 6:25 6:15 7:20 7:14 7:13 7:07 7:05 7:00
9 6:27 6:13 7:21 7:12 7:14 7:05 7:06 6:58
10 6:28 6:11 7:23 7:10 7:16 7:04 7:08 6:57
11 6:30 6:09 7:24 7:09 7:17 7:02 7:09 6:55
12 6:31 6:08 7:25 7:07 7:18 7:00 7:10 6:53
13 6:32 6:06 7:26 7:05 7:19 6:59 7:11 6:52
14 6:34 6:04 7:27 7:04 7:20 6:57 7:12 6:50
15 6:35 6:02 7:29 7:02 7:21 6:55 7:13 6:48
16 6:36 6:00 7:30 7:00 7:23 6:54 7:15 6:47
17 6:38 5:58 7:31 6:59 7:24 6:52 7:16 6:45
18 6:39 5:57 7:32 6:57 7:25 6:50 7:17 6:43
19 6:41 5:55 7:34 6:55 7:26 6:49 7:18 6:42
SHO0TING HOURS

20 6:42 5:53 7:35 6:54 7:28 6:48 7:20 6:40


21 6:43 5:51 7:36 6:52 7:29 6:46 7:21 6:39
22 6:45 5:50 7:37 6:51 7:30 6:44 7:22 6:37
23 6:46 5:48 7:39 6:49 7:31 6:43 7:23 6:36
24 6:48 5:46 7:40 6:48 7:32 6:41 7:24 6:34
25 6:49 5:45 7:41 6:46 7:34 6:40 7:26 6:33
26 6:50 5:43 7:42 6:45 7:35 6:38 7:27 6:31
27 6:52 5:41 7:44 6:43 7:36 6:37 7:28 6:30
28 6:53 5:40 7:45 6:42 7:37 6:35 7:29 6:28
29 6:55 5:38 7:46 6:40 7:39 6:34 7:31 6:27
30 6:56 5:37 7:48 6:39 7:40 6:33 7:32 6:26
31 6:58 5:35 7:49 6:38 7:41 6:31 7:33 6:24
NOV Begin AM End PM Begin AM End PM Begin AM End PM Begin AM End PM
1 6:59 5:32 7:50 6:36 7:41 6:30 7:34 6:23
2 7:01 5:32 7:51 6:35 7:43 6:29 7:36 6:22
3 7:02 5:31 7:53 6:34 7:44 6:27 7:37 6:20
4 7:03 5:29 7:54 6:32 7:45 6:26 7:38 6:19
5 7:05 5:28 7:55 6:31 7:47 5:25 7:40 6:18
6 7:06 5:27 7:57 6:30 7:48 6:24 7:41 6:17
7 6:08 4:25 6:58 5:29 6:49 5:23 6:42 5:16
8 6:09 4:24 6:59 5:27 6:50 5:21 6:43 5:14
9 6:11 4:23 7:01 5:26 6:52 5:20 6:45 5:13
10 6:12 4:21 7:02 5:25 6:53 5:19 6:46 5:12
11 6:14 4:20 7:03 5:24 6:54 5:18 6:47 5:11
12 6:15 4:19 7:05 5:23 6:56 5:17 6:49 5:10
13 6:16 4:18 7:06 5:22 6:57 5:16 6:50 5:09
14 6:18 4:17 7:07 5:21 6:58 5:15 6:51 5:08
15 6:19 4:16 7:08 5:20 6:59 5:14 6:52 5:07
16 6:21 4:14 7:10 5:19 7:01 5:13 6:54 5:06
17 6:22 4:13 7:11 5:18 7:02 5:13 6:55 5:06
18 6:24 4:12 7:12 5:17 7:03 5:12 6:56 5:05
19 6:25 4:12 7:14 5:17 7:04 5:11 6:57 5:04
20 6:26 4:11 7:15 5:16 7:06 5:10 6:59 5:03
21 6:28 4:10 7:16 5:15 7:07 5:09 7:00 5:02
22 6:29 4:09 7:17 5:14 7:08 5:09 7:01 5:02
23 6:30 4:08 7:19 5:14 7:09 5:08 7:02 5:01
24 6:32 4:07 7:20 5:13 7:10 5:07 7:03 5:00
25 6:33 4:07 7:21 5:12 7:12 5:07 7:05 5:00
26 6:34 4:06 7:22 5:12 7:13 5:06 7:06 4:59
27 6:36 4:05 7:23 5:11 7:14 5:06 7:07 4:59
28 6:37 4:05 87:25 5:11 7:15 5:05 7:08 4:58
29 6:38 4:04 7:26 5:10 7:16 5:05 7:09 4:58
30 6:39 4:04 7:27 5:10 7:17 5:05 7:10 4:58
Daylight Savings Ends

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Official Shooting Hours for the 2010-2011 Waterfowl Season
Official shooting hours are from 1/2 hour before sunrise until sunset (Standard Time). Actual beginning and ending times are
shown in the tables below and have been adjusted to actual shooting hours; no further adjustments are necessary.
Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Ada, Adams, Boise, Blaine, Butte, Camas, Cassia, Bannock, Bear Lake,
Clearwater, Kootenai, Latah, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Custer, Gooding, Jerome, Bingham, Bonneville, Caribou,
Lewis, Nez Perce and Owyhee, Payette, Valley and Lemhi, Lincoln, Minidoka and Clark, Franklin, Fremont,
Shoshone counties and that Washington counties and that Twin Falls counties Jefferson, Madison, Oneida,
portion of Idaho Co. north of portion of Idaho Co. south of (Mountain Time). Power and Teton counties
the Salmon River the Salmon River (Mountain Time).
(Pacific Time). (Mountain Time).
DEC Begin AM End PM Begin AM End PM Begin AM End PM Begin AM End PM
1 6:41 4:03 7:28 5:10 7:19 5:04 7:11 4:57
2 6:42 4:03 7:29 5:09 7:20 5:04 7:13 4:57
3 6:43 4:03 7:30 5:09 7:21 5:04 7:14 4:57
4 6:44 4:02 7:31 5:09 7:22 5:03 7:15 4:56
5 6:45 4:02 7:32 5:09 7:23 5:03 7:16 4:56
6 6:46 4:02 7:33 5:08 7:24 5:03 7:17 4:56
7 6:47 4:02 7:34 5:08 7:25 5:03 7:18 4:56
8 6:48 4:01 7:35 5:08 7:26 5:03 7:19 4:56
9 6:49 4:01 7:36 5:08 7:26 5:03 7:19 4:56
10 6:50 4:01 7:37 5:08 7:27 5:03 7:20 4:56
11 6:51 4:01 7:38 5:08 7:28 5:03 7:21 4:56
12 6:52 4:01 7:39 5:08 7:29 5:03 7:22 4:56
13 6:53 4:01 7:40 5:09 7:30 5:03 7:23 4:56
14 6:54 4:02 7:40 5:09 7:31 5:03 7:24 4:56
15 6:55 4:02 7:41 5:09 7:31 5:04 7:25 4:57
16 6:55 4:02 7:42 5:09 7:32 5:04 7:25 4:57
17 6:57 4:02 7:42 5:09 7:33 5:04 7:26 4:57
18 6:57 4:03 7:43 5:10 7:33 5:05 7:26 4:58
19 6:57 4:03 7:44 5:10 7:34 5:05 7:27 4:58
20 6:58 4:03 7:44 5:10 7:35 5:05 7:28 4:58
21 6:59 4:04 7:45 5:11 7:35 5:05 7:28 4:59

SHO0TING HOURS
22 6:59 4:04 7:45 5:12 7:36 5:06 7:29 4:59
23 6:59 4:06 7:46 5:12 7:36 5:07 7:29 5:00
24 7:00 4:06 7:46 5:13 7:36 5:08 7:30 5:01
25 7:00 4:06 7:47 5:13 7:36 5:08 7:30 5:01
26 7:01 4:07 7:47 5:14 7:36 5:09 7:30 5:02
27 7:01 4:08 7:47 5:15 7:37 5:09 7:31 5:02
28 7:01 4:08 7:48 5:15 7:37 5:10 7:31 5:03
29 7:01 4:09 7:48 5:16 7:37 5:11 7:31 5:04
30 7:01 4:10 7:48 5:17 7:37 5:12 7:31 5:05
31 7:02 4:11 7:48 5:18 7:37 5:13 7:31 5:05
JAN Begin AM End PM Begin AM End PM Begin AM End PM Begin AM End PM
1 7:02 4:12 7:48 5:19 7:40 5:13 7:32 5:07
2 7:02 4:13 7:48 5:20 7:40 5:14 7:32 5:08
3 7:02 4:14 7:48 5:21 7:40 5:14 7:32 5:08
4 7:02 4:15 7:48 5:22 7:40 5:15 7:32 5:09
5 7:01 4:16 7:48 5:23 7:40 5:16 7:32 5:10
6 7:01 4:17 7:48 5:24 7:40 5:17 7:32 5:11
7 7:01 4:18 7:48 5:25 7:39 5:18 7:31 5:12
8 7:01 4:19 7:48 5:26 7:39 5:19 7:31 5:13
9 7:00 4:20 7:48 5:27 7:39 5:20 7:31 5:14
10 7:00 4:22 7:47 5:28 7:39 5:21 7:31 5:16
11 7:00 4:23 7:47 5:29 7:38 5:22 7:30 5:17
12 6:59 4:24 7:47 5:30 7:38 5:23 7:30 5:18
13 6:59 4:25 7:46 5:31 7:38 5:24 7:30 5:19
14 6:58 4:27 7:46 5:33 7:37 5:26 7:29 5:20
15 6:58 4:28 7:45 5:34 7:37 5:27 7:29 5:21
16 6:57 4:29 7:45 5:35 7:36 5:28 7:28 5:22
17 6:56 4:31 7:44 5:36 7:36 5:30 7:28 5:24
18 6:56 4:32 7:44 5:37 7:35 5:31 7:27 5:25
19 6:55 4:33 7:43 5:39 7:35 5:32 7:27 5:26
20 6:54 4:35 7:42 5:40 7:34 5:33 7:26 5:27
21 6:53 4:36 7:42 5:41 7:33 5:35 7:25 5:29

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Official Shooting Hours for the 2011 Spring Light Goose Season
Official shooting hours are from 1/2 hour before sunrise until sunset (Standard Time). Actual beginning and ending times are
shown in the tables below and have been adjusted to actual shooting hours; no further adjustments are necessary.
Ada, Adams, Boise, Canyon, Elmore, Blaine, Butte, Camas, Cassia, Custer, Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham,
Gem, Owyhee, Payette, Valley and Gooding, Jerome, Lemhi, Lincoln, Minidoka Bonneville, Caribou, Clark,
Washington counties and that portion and Twin Falls counties Franklin, Fremont, Jefferson,
of Idaho County. south of the Salmon (Mountain Time). Madison, Oneida, Power and
River (Mountain Time). Teton counties (Mountain Time).
February Begin AM End PM Begin AM End PM Begin AM End PM
19 7:08 6:20 7:00 6:14 6:52 6:06
20 7:06 6:22 6:58 6:16 6:50 6:08
21 7:04 6:23 6:56 6:18 6:48 6:09
22 7:03 6:25 6:55 6:19 6:47 6:10
23 7:01 6:26 6:53 6:20 6:45 6:12
24 6:59 6:27 6:52 6:21 6:44 6:13
25 6:58 6:29 6:50 6:23 6:42 6:14
26 6:56 6:30 6:48 6:24 6:40 6:16
27 6:55 6:31 6:47 6:25 6:39 6:17
28 6:53 6:32 6:45 6:26 6:37 6:18
March
1 6:51 6:34 6:44 6:28 6:36 6:19
2 6:50 6:35 6:42 6:29 6:34 6:21
3 6:48 6:36 6:40 6:30 6:32 6:22
4 6:46 6:38 6:39 6:31 6:31 6:23
5 6:45 6:39 6:37 6:33 6:29 6:24
6 6:43 6:40 6:35 6:34 6:27 6:25
7 6:41 6:41 6:34 6:35 6:26 6:27
8 6:39 6:43 6:32 6:36 6:24 6:28
9 6:38 6:44 6:30 6:37 6:22 6:29
10 6:36 6:45 6:29 6:39 6:20 6:30
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Snow geese - photo courtesy of Clair Kofoed

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Proxy Statement (To transport wildlife taken by another person)
Big Game: Species Sex Description (e.g.: antler points, Hunt Area Killed Date
wrapped, hind quarter, etc.) Killed
Elk
Please circle Mule Deer
Species Whitetail
Other

Other Fish/Game:
Species_________________________________________ How many_____________________________________
Species_________________________________________ How many_____________________________________
Species_________________________________________ How many_____________________________________
Hunter/Angler’s Name______________________________ Signature______________________________________
Address_________________________________________ Phone________________________________________
License No._ _____________________________________ Tag No._ ____________ Permit No._ _______________
Name of person transporting______________________________________________Phone_ __________________

The Idaho Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Preserve
our hunting, fishing
and wildlife heritage.

Become a member Visit www.ifwf.org or call


today! 208 • 287 • 2805
Please enroll me as a member of the Name_________________________________________
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q $1000 Incredible Idaho (Lifetime Membership)
q $500 Mountain Bluebird City_ ____________________ State_ _____ Zip_______
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Please mail completed forms to Idaho Fishand Wildlife Foundation, P.O. Box 2254, Boise, ID 83701-2254.
You can also join online at www.ifwf.org

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BIRD IDENTIFICATION
Waterfowl illustrations courtesy of Ducks Unlimited Canada

WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE

CANADA GOOSE

SNOW GOOSE
Snow geese
have black wing tips

SWAN, TUNDRA
or TRUMPETER
(white adult,
protected species)

adult
BIRD ID

juvenile

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BIRD IDENTIFICATION

Don’t Shoot! MALLARD


Swans are Protected!
Two species of swans are found in Idaho: tundra swans,
smaller and more numerous; and trumpeter swans, the
largest and one of the rarest waterfowl species in the
world. Both are protected and cannot be hunted in Idaho.
These slow, low-flying birds are vulnerable to accidental Male
and illegal shooting. Because they are larger with longer
necks and adult birds are completely white, swans do not
closely resemble any legal game bird. Trumpeters have a
seven-foot wingspan and weigh 25 to 30 pounds. Snow
geese and Ross’ geese are also white but are much smaller Female
and have black wing tips. Young swans (cygnets), are
a medium gray color with paler belly and wing linings,
weigh 15 to 20 pounds, have wingspans of almost 7 feet
and fly with a slow, distinct wing beat.
Hunters Must Be Sure of Their Targets! Report all
sightings of swans with neck collars to the nearest Fish
and Game office. (See Page 2)

Report all sightings


of swans with
neck collars to the
nearest IDFG office. NORTHERN PINTAIL
(See page 2)

BIRD ID
Male
Trumpeter Swan

Female
> 2”

< 2”
Tundra
Swan

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BIRD IDENTIFICATION

WOOD DUCK NORTHERN SHOVELER


Male

Male
Female

Female

BLUE-wINGED
TEAL


Male GREEN-wINGED
TEAL

Male
Female

Female
BIRD ID


Male
Male
AMERICAN
GADWALL WIGEON

Female

Female

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BIRD IDENTIFICATION

CANVASBACK COMMON GOLDENEYE

Male Male

Female
Female

Female
REDHEAD


Male

SCAUP

BIRD ID
Male
BUFFLEHEAD

Special
Shorter Male
Season!
Female

Female

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General Rules and Information
Most of the waterfowl harvested in Idaho are produced in Canada. Southern Alberta is especially important for breeding
waterfowl that come to Idaho during the hunting season. Idaho’s waterfowl season is set within a framework determined by the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in late July after meeting with all state fish and wildlife agencies.
Public open house meetings are conducted in all Fish and Game regions of the state. The time for comment is necessarily short,
but hunters have an opportunity to be heard.
License Requirements: To hunt upland game birds, waterfowl, such as ducks, geese or brant, common snipe, mourning
doves and sandhill cranes, small game, predators and unprotected species or to practice falconry in Idaho, all hunters must have in
their possession an Idaho hunting license with the appropriate validations and stamps.
• Federal Migratory Bird Stamp, costs $15, and signed in ink by the holder, effective from July 1 through June 30 of the
following year. Required for any waterfowl hunter 16 or older.
• Federal Migratory Game Bird Harvest Information Program validation (federal HIP), costs $1.75, effective from
January 1 through December 31 of each year. Required for all waterfowl hunters.
Both are available online at: https://id.outdoorcentral.us/, and at any license vendor.
Information from the federal HIP allows migratory game bird managers to estimate more accurately the annual harvest of
waterfowl, shorebirds (snipe, for example), and doves to gain a better understanding of bird populations.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and all state wildlife agencies are cooperating in this program to gather better harvest
information on migratory game birds. Idaho joined the program in 1996.
General Rules and Information

Migratory Birds are birds protected by federal law as a result of annual harvest of waterfowl, shore birds (snipe, for example),
treaties signed with other countries. Protected migratory birds and doves to gain a better understanding of bird populations.
are listed in Title 50 Code of Federal Regulations, Section. Nontoxic Shot: Nontoxic shot is required for all waterfowl
10.13. This list includes almost all birds found in the United hunting in Idaho. Hunters may have in their possession only
States with the exception of the house sparrow, feral pigeon nontoxic shot approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
(commonly called rock dove), European starling, Eurasian that is 0.20 inches in diameter (T size) or smaller. Please see
collared-dove, mute swan, and upland game birds (which are http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_08/50cfr20_08.
protected by state laws). html for the most current list of non-toxic shot approved for
All migratory birds are protected. However, a subset of waterfowl game.
migratory birds classified as migratory game birds may be
hunted in accordance with State and Federal regulations. The
Federal Regulations
list of migratory game birds includes species of ducks, geese In addition to state rules, the following federal regulations
(including brant), swans, doves and pigeons, cranes, rails, apply to the taking, possessing, shipping, transporting, or
coots, gallinules and moorhens, woodcock and snipe, if there is storing of migratory game birds. This information is only a
an open season. summary of the major federal regulations which are found
in Title 50, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 20, and
Stamps and Validations which are available at http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/
No person shall hunt mourning doves, sandhill cranes, ducks, waisidx_08/50cfr20_08.html. Violation of federal regulations
geese, brant, coots or common snipe anywhere within the is also a violation of state law.
state of Idaho without having in possession the appropriate It is against the law to take migratory game birds:
hunting license that has been validated for the Federal
Migratory Game Bird Harvest Information Program (Federal • With a trap, snare, net, rifle, pistol, swivel gun, shotgun
HIP). The validation cost is $1.75 for residents and $4.75 larger than a 10 gauge, punt gun, battery gun, machine
for nonresidents, and is available at any license vendor. This gun, fishhook, poison, drug, explosive, or stupefying
validation is in effect from January 1 through December 31 of substance.
each year. • With any shotgun capable of holding more than three
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and all state wildlife shells unless it is plugged with a one-piece filler which is
agencies are cooperating in this program, which began in 1992, incapable of removal without disassembling the gun.
to gather better harvest information on migratory game birds. • From a sink box (a low floating device having a depression
Idaho joined the program in 1996. The Federal HIP will allow affording the hunter a means of concealment beneath the
migratory game bird managers to more accurately estimate the surface of the water).

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• From or with the aid or use of a car or other motor-driven • No person including commercial facilities shall possess
land conveyance, or any aircraft, except that paraplegics migratory birds of another unless such birds are tagged by
and single or double amputees of the legs may take from the taker with the total number of birds and species, date
any stationary motor vehicle or stationary motor-driven land killed, and signed by the taker.
conveyance (Also see: “It Is Unlawful” section on page 20).
“Paraplegic” means an individual inflicted with paralysis of Tagging:
the lower half of the body with involvement of both legs. No person shall give, put or leave any migratory game birds at
any place or in the custody of another person unless the birds
• By use or aid of live birds as decoys.
are tagged by the hunter with the following information: (a) the
• From or by means of any motorboat or sailboat unless the hunter’s signature, (b) the hunter’s address, (c) the total number
motor has been completely shut off and/or the sail furled, of birds involved, by species, and (d) the dates such birds were
and its progress therefrom has ceased. killed. Tagging is required if the birds are being transported by
• Using records or tapes of migratory bird calls, or sounds, another person for the hunter, or if the birds have been left for
or electronically amplified imitations of bird calls. cleaning, storage (including temporary storage), shipment, or
taxidermy services (see proxy statement on page 13).
• By driving, rallying, or chasing birds with any motorized
conveyance or any sailboat to put them in the range of the Termination of Possession:
hunters. The possession of birds taken by any hunter shall be deemed to
• By the aid of baiting (placing feed such as corn, wheat, have ceased when such birds have been delivered by him to:

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salt, or other feed to constitute a lure or enticement), or • Another person as a gift when accompanied by a proxy
on or over any baited areas. Hunters should be aware that statement.
a baited area is considered to be baited for 10 days after
removal of the bait, and it is not necessary for the hunter to • A post office, or a common carrier, or a migratory bird
know an area is baited to be in violation. preservation facility, and consigned for transport by the
Postal Service or a common carrier to some person other
• During the closed season. than the hunter.
• Outside legal shooting hours (pages 10-12). (Note: Migratory birds left in processing or storage facilities,
home freezers, etc., are part of a hunter’s “possession limit”
Wanton Waste: until conditions above are met. Birds must be given or assigned
No person shall kill or cripple any migratory game bird without
to someone other than the taker in order to end or terminate
making a reasonable effort to retrieve the bird, and retain it
possession.)
in his actual custody, at the place where taken or between
that place and either (a) his automobile or principal means of Species Identification:
land transportation; or (b) his personal abode or temporary or No person shall transport within the United States any
transient place of lodging; or (c) a migratory bird preservation migratory game birds, except doves and band-tailed pigeons,
facility; or (d) a post office; or (e) a common carrier facility. unless the head or one fully feathered wing remains attached
to each such bird at all times while being transported from the
Federal Limits: place where taken until they have arrived at the personal abode
Daily Bag Limit: No person shall take in any one day more of the possessor or a migratory bird preservation facility.
than one daily bag limit.
No person shall possess while in the field, have in custody, Shipment:
or transport more than one daily bag limit between the place No person shall ship migratory game birds unless the package
where taken and either: is marked on the outside with: (a) the name and address of
the person sending the birds, (b) the name and address of the
• His/her automobile or principle means of land
person to whom the birds are being sent, and (c) the number of
transportation.
birds, by species, contained in the package.
• His/her personal abode or temporary place of lodging.
Importation: For information regarding the importation of
• A migratory bird preservation facility. migratory birds killed in another country, hunters should
• A post office. consult 50 CFR 20.61 through 20.66.
• A common carrier facility. Other Regulations:
National Wildlife Refuges: More restrictive regulations may
Other Possession: apply to National Wildlife Refuges. Hunters should check
• No person shall possess more than one daily limit on the
refuge regulations before hunting.
opening day of the season.
• No person shall possess more than the possession limit Indian-owned Reservation Lands: Federal law prohibits
even when such birds are stored at home or are being unauthorized trespass on Indian-owned reservation lands for
processed at a commercial preservation facility. hunting, fishing, or trapping purposes (18 US 1165).

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It is Unlawful: Areas Closed to Hunting of Migratory Game Birds:
• To enter private land to hunt, fish or trap without • Any part of federal refuges, state game preserves,
permission if the land is either cultivated or posted state wildlife management areas, bird preserves, bird
with legible “No Trespassing” signs. Proper posting refuges, and bird sanctuaries closed to bird hunting by
means either signs, 100 square inches of fluorescent legislative or Commission action except as otherwise
orange paint or an entire fluorescent orange metal expressly stated below under Game Preserves Open to
fence post every 600 feet around the property and at Hunting of Game Birds.
reasonable access points
• The part of Ada County within Veterans Memorial
• To fail to stop and report at any Fish and Game check Park and the area between State Highway 21, Warm
station – with or without game or fish – encountered Springs Avenue and the Boise city limits.
on your route of travel, even if your hunting, fishing or
• Craters of the Moon National Monument in Blaine
trapping activity occurred outside the state of Idaho.
and Butte counties administered by the National Park
• To hunt on cultivated or posted private lands without Service.
permission.
• Fort Boise Wildlife Management Area in Canyon
• To hunt or take any wildlife without a valid hunting County from September 15 through the end of
license on your person. waterfowl hunting season in the area within the
• To take any game without the proper tag or permit. boundary beginning at the bridge across Sand Hollow
Creek on Old Fort Boise Road about 100 yards west
• To shoot from or across the traveled portion, of the wildlife management area headquarters, then
shoulders, or embankments of any road maintained by north along the east bank of Sand Hollow Creek
any government entity. to its confluence with the Snake River, then north
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• To hunt game from any motorized vehicle, except for and northeast downstream along the east bank of
holders of a valid handicapped persons Motor Vehicle the Snake River to the wildlife management area
Hunting Permit. See page 25. boundary fence, then south and southeast along the
wildlife management area boundary fence to Old Fort
• To operate any vehicle in an area designated as closed
Boise Road, then west on Old Fort Boise Road to the
for that specific vehicle type.
point of beginning.
• To use aircraft to locate game and communicate
location to persons on the ground, or to use any
• Fort Hall Indian Reservation in Bingham, Bannock
and Power counties within 300 yards each way of the
helicopter to transport hunters, gear or game except at
Fort Hall Bluffs from Bigbend Boat Launch to the
established landing fields.
west boundary of the Fort Hall Indian Reservation,
• To fail to produce wildlife in possession for inspection and within 100 yards of any improved roadway or
upon request of a conservation officer or other person inhabited dwelling any place within the reservation
authorized to enforce Idaho Fish and Game laws. boundary.
• To transfer any license, tag or permit or use another’s • Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument in Twin
license, tag or permit. Falls County, except within an area 50 feet above the
• To party hunt, or help fill another hunter’s bag. high water level of the Snake River – the upslope area
is marked by yellow fiberglass markers, and hunting is
• To acquire more controlled hunt permits or tags per permitted downslope to the river.
species than that species’ bag limit.
• Hagerman Wildlife Management Area in Gooding
• To destroy or disturb traps or remove any wildlife County in the area within the boundary beginning
from traps belonging to others.
200 yards west of the point at which U.S. Highway
• To enter Idaho with livestock without a health 30 crosses the south bank of Gridley Island, then
certificate for transport and a brand inspection slip. northwest along a line 200 yards southwest of and
• To intentionally interfere with the lawful taking of parallel to U.S. Highway 30 to a point 200 yards
wildlife or lawful predator control by another. west of the junction of U.S. Highway 30 and the
wildlife management area entrance, then west and
• To hunt any game animal or bird by means of baiting north and east along a line 200 yards outside of the
with grain, salt in any form (liquid or solid), or wildlife management area boundary, which is marked
any other substance (not to include liquid scents) by a fence, to the point at which the fence meets
to constitute an attraction or enticement, with the U.S. Highway 30, then east and south along a line
exception of applicable rules for the black bear baiting 500 yards outside of the wildlife management area
permit. boundary to the Snake River, then downstream along
• To possess or transport game or parts, including the north bank of the Snake River and then along the
processed meat, taken by another person without south bank of Gridley Island to the point where U.S.
having a proxy statement. Highway 30 crosses the south bank of Gridley Island,
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then 200 yards west of U.S. Highway 30 to the point former Union Pacific Railroad tracks, then west along
of beginning. Exception: Department sponsored the bicycle trail on the former Union Pacific Railroad
youth waterfowl hunts. tracks to the junction of State Highway 97 west of
• Harriman State Park Wildlife Refuge in Fremont Harrison, then along State Highway 97 to the point of
County. beginning.

• Hubbard Reservoir in Ada County, including the • Yellowstone National Park in Fremont County.
shoreline area within 200 yards of the existing water Additional Areas Closed to Goose Hunting
line. • Canyon County in the area enclosed by the following
• Idaho National Laboratory in Bingham, Bonneville, roadway boundary and within 150 feet of the exterior
Butte, Clark, and Jefferson counties. side of said boundary (except that the closure shall
• Lewiston Preserve in Nez Perce County which extend to 100 yards from the exterior side of said
includes the area along the Clearwater River from the boundary along that section commencing at the
Lewiston city limits upstream to Spalding railroad junction of Lake Shore Drive and Rim Road, then
bridge, between Highway 95/12 on the north side south on Rim Road to West Lewis Lane, then east on
and the Camas Prairie railroad on the south side. West Lewis Lane to Lake Shore Drive, then along
Lake Shore Drive to Emerald Road): Beginning
• Manns Lake in Nez Perce County and extending 300 about 3/4 of a mile south of the city of Nampa at the
yards beyond the Bureau of Reclamation property line junction of State Hwy. 45 (12th Avenue Road) and

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that encompasses the lake. Greenhurst Road, then west following Greenhurst
• Mormon Reservoir in Camas County including the Road to its junction with Middleton Road, then
shoreline area within 200 yards of the ordinary high north following Middleton Road to its junction with
water line. Lake Lowell Avenue, then west following Lake
Lowell Avenue to its junction with Lake Avenue,
• Nez Perce National Historical Park in Clearwater, then north following Lake Avenue to its junction
Idaho, and Nez Perce counties.
with West Roosevelt Avenue, then west following
• Roswell Marsh Wildlife Habitat Area in Canyon West Roosevelt Avenue to its junction with Indiana
County on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Avenue, then north following Indiana Avenue to its
Wednesdays from September 15 through the end of junction with State Highway 55 (Karcher Road), then
the waterfowl hunting season in the area enclosed by west following State Highway 55 to its junction with
the following boundary: Beginning at the entrance to Riverside Road, then south following Riverside Road
the habitat area parking lot on the south side of State to the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge boundary,
Highway 18 (about two miles west of the town of then west along boundary as posted to Lake Shore
Roswell), then west and south along the habitat area Drive, then in a southeast direction following Lake
boundary fence to the southwest corner of the habitat Shore Drive to its junction with Marsing Road, then
area, then east along the habitat area boundary fence east and south on Lake Shore Dr. to Rim Dr., then
to the southeast corner of the habitat area (about 10 south on Rim Drive to West Lewis Lane, then east on
feet east of East Alkali Drain), then north, generally West Lewis Lane to Lake Shore Drive, then southeast
northeast and east along the habitat area boundary on Lake Shore Drive to State Highway 45, then north
fence to Pebble Lane, then north along Pebble Lane to on State Highway 45 to its junction with Greenhurst
State Highway 18, then west along State Highway 18 Road, the point of beginning.
to the entrance to the habitat area parking lot, the point
• Hagerman Valley in Gooding and Twin Falls counties
of beginning.
in the area enclosed by the following boundary:
• Spokane River in Kootenai County from the Post Falls Beginning at the Gridley Island Bridge on the Snake
Dam to Lake Coeur d’Alene at the orange pilings, River, then south and east on U.S. Highway 30 to
within 200 yards of the ordinary high water line Miracle Hot Springs, then east on Twin Falls County
(2,128 feet above sea level). 4800 North Road (River Road) to Banbury Hot
• Thompson Lake in Kootenai County in the area Springs, then upstream approximately 300 yards to
enclosed by the following center-of-roadway the Banbury Pipeline crossing the Snake River, then
boundary: Beginning at the junction of State Highway east across the Snake River at the Banbury Pipeline,
97 and Thompson Lake Road 317 north of the town continuing due east to a point 200 yards east of the
of Harrison, then along Thompson Lake Road 317 to east rim of the Snake River Canyon, then north along
the junction of Blue Lake Road 318 east of Thompson a line parallel to and 200 yards east of the Snake River
Lake, then along Blue Lake Road 318 to the junction Canyon rim to the Gooding County 3500 South Road
of Anderson Lake Road 319 at Springston, then along (Camp Roach Road), then east on the 3500 South
Anderson Lake Road 319 to the bicycle trail on the Road to the 1500 East Road, then north on the 1500
East Road to the 3200 South Road, then west on the
3200 South Road to the 1300 East Road, then north

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on the 1300 East Road to the 1200 East Road, then State Park Rules
northwest and north on the 1200 East Road to the Certain types of hunting are allowed on some state parks.
3000 South Road, then west on the 3000 South Road Please contact the state park you are interested in visiting to
to a point (which is 500 yards east of the intersection determine hunting opportunity.
of the 3000 South Road and the Hagerman National
Protection of Wildlife: All molesting, injuring or killing of
Fish Hatchery Road) 500 yards east of the Hagerman
any wild creature is strictly prohibited, except as provided by
Wildlife Management Area boundary, then north and
action of the Idaho State Parks and Recreation Board and as
west 500 yards outside the Hagerman WMA boundary
established in board policy. Persons in possession of wildlife,
to U.S. Highway 30, then west and south 200 yards
which may be legally taken within state park boundaries, must
outside the Hagerman WMA boundary to the 2900
comply with Idaho Fish and Game rules.
South Road, then west on the 2900 South Road to the
900 East Road, then due south to a point 200 yards Personal Safety: No person may purposefully or negligently
north of the Snake River, then west and north 200 endanger the life of any person or creature within any land
yards outside the high water line on the east bank of administered by the Department of Parks and Recreation. No
the Snake River to Lower Salmon Dam, then west person may discharge firearms or any other projectile firing
across the Snake River, then south, southwest and east devices within any lands administered by the Department of
200 yards outside the high water line on the west bank Parks and Recreation, except in the lawful defense of person,
of the Snake River (including the Idaho Power Upper persons or property or in the course of lawful hunting, or for
Salmon Dam diversion canal) to the Gridley Bridge exhibition or at designated ranges as authorized by the Director
on U.S. Highway 30, the point of beginning. of the Department of Parks and Recreation.
• Minidoka and Cassia counties in the area enclosed
by the following boundary: Within 200 yards of the
General Rules and Information

high water line of the Snake River from Milner Dam


upstream to Meridian Road (north side of the Snake
River) and 650 East Road (south side of the Snake
River), approximately six and one-half miles east of
the city of Burley.
The David Thompson Preserve in Bonner County is open to
migratory game bird hunting.
Activities on Fish and Game Lands
Some of the activities prohibited on all lands, waters and
roads under control or administration of Idaho Fish and Game
include:
- We Ask for Your Help -
• Entering, using or occupying lands or waters posted
against such entry, use, or occupancy. Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)
• Constructing blinds, pits, platforms, or tree stands
where the soil is disturbed, trees are cut or altered, 1. About 144 types of avian flu exist and are commonly
and artificial fasteners, such as wire, rope, or nails are found in birds. Only one variety, the highly pathogenic
used. All blinds shall be available to the public on a (HP) Asian H5N1, is currently of concern.
“first-come, first-served” basis. 2. The HP Asian H5N1 variety was first found in Asia
in 2003 and in Europe and Africa in 2005. It has not
• Leaving decoys unattended. Decoys may not be been found in the U.S. or anywhere else in the Western
placed earlier than two hours before official shooting Hemisphere.
hours for waterfowl. All decoys must be picked up 3. As part of a nationwide effort, Idaho Fish and Game
and removed from the hunting site no later than two biologists are sampling to watch for avian flu in wild
hours after official shooting hours for waterfowl migratory birds. If you see dead waterfowl, please
for that particular day. Driving on Fish and Game report them by calling toll free 1-877-550-BIRD
property to place decoys is prohibited. (2473).
• Special rules relating to uses of and activities on 4. Even if HP Asian H5N1is eventually found in Idaho
wildlife management areas are detailed in a brochure this does not mean there will be a human pandemic.
titled “Public Use of Department Lands and Access This is currently a bird disease that rarely infects
Areas,” available from Fish and Game regional humans.
offices. 5. More information is available at:
• http://fishandgame.idaho.gov
• www.pandemicflu.gov
• www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov

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Purchasing Licenses and Permits

To Buy a License, Tag or Permit: education and an internet-based course for bowhunter
• In person, go to any Idaho Fish and Game office or education as alternatives to the traditional classroom
license vendor throughout the state. courses for students 10 years or older. There is a
small additional cost for the Internet courses that is
• By credit card, within the United States call 1-800- paid directly to the course provider. All independent
554-8685. Outside the U.S., use the Internet or mail. study courses require the successful completion of
A service fee of 3% plus $5.50 of the total sale is an additional six- to seven-hour scheduled field day.
added for this transaction. Course and registration information can be found on
• On the Internet, go online to http://fishandgame.idaho. the Hunter Education Program page of the Idaho Fish
gov. A service fee of 3% plus $3.50 of the total sale and Game website at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/
is added for this transaction. cms/education/hunter_ed/ or obtained from a regional
Fish and Game office. It is highly recommended
• Commercial licenses, duplicate tags, documents that that individuals planning to participate in fall hunts
require proof of disability, lifetime licenses, and bear
register for a course early in the year and before
baiting permits may be purchased only at Fish and
June 30. Hunter education and bowhunter education
Game offices.
classes are taught by volunteer instructors who, like
When buying licenses by telephone, the buyer, on request, will other hunters, want to be afield early in the hunting

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be assigned a validation number that may be used in lieu of season. The number of classes and independent
the actual license for 14 days from the date of issue. When this study course field days available becomes very
number is used, the person must carry their driver’s license or limited because of a decrease in instructor
identification card. A validation number may not be used in availability close to and during the hunting season.
lieu of a tag. Purchasers must wait until tags or permits arrive. Individuals with disabilities may request reasonable
Any license, tag or permit that is defaced or altered is invalid accommodations or obtain additional information by
from the date and time of issue. It is unlawful to use or attempt contacting the Fish and Game State Hunter Education
to use any license that has been defaced or altered. Coordinator’s office, 600 S. Walnut St. Boise, ID
83707, phone 208-334-3746, or through the Idaho
Sale Dates: Licenses and tags go on sale December 1 of each Relay Service at 1-800-377-2529 (TDD) or email:
year. All licenses are valid only for the calendar year for which ron.fritz@idfg.idaho.gov.
they are issued.
Hunter and Bowhunter Education
Your Social Security Number is Safe: The 1998 Idaho
• To buy a hunting license, all hunters must show proof Legislature required that all applicants for licenses issued
that they have completed a hunter education course by the state, including hunting or fishing licenses, tags and
if they were born on or after January 1, 1975, unless permits, must give their Social Security number for a license
they have held a hunting license from Idaho or another or permit to be issued. The Idaho Privacy Law protects your
state. Social Security number. It is considered confidential, will not
• To buy an archery permit, all bowhunters must show be printed on your license and will not be given to any private
proof they have completed an approved bowhunter person or organization.
education course or show evidence of having been
licensed for an archery-only hunt in Idaho or another
state, or complete an affidavit to that effect.
• The Hunter Education Course includes 15-17 class
hours plus a two- to four-hour range and live-fire
exercise. The curriculum includes training in firearms
safety, basic archery safety, hunting ethics, wildlife
management, conservation, survival, regulations and a
final written exam.
• The Bowhunter Education Course averages 12
class hours plus a field exercise. Subjects include
bowhunting equipment, techniques, safety, shot
placement, ethics, treestand safety, outdoor
preparedness and the state final exam.
• Independent study courses include a workbook option
and two Internet-based course options for hunter

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Residency Requirements
Residents and Nonresidents: To buy hunting and fishing of voter registration dated six months prior, or in the case of a
licenses with a VISA or MasterCard, call 1-800-55HUNT5, or child under 18, identification from a parent. A previous year’s
go to the Fish and Game Website at hunting, fishing or trapping license is not proof of residency.
http://fishandgame.idaho.gov, 24 hours a day. Residents
A member of the military of the United States or of a foreign
must have an Idaho driver’s license to verify residency. The
country, or a member of the Idaho National or Air National
information must be read exactly as it appears on the license.
Guard, together with spouse and children under 18 residing in
Most licenses will be valid for use immediately. Some tags and
his or her household, on active duty and permanently stationed
permits are also available from these sources. The charge for
in Idaho for 30 days preceding application shall be eligible to
processing phone-in applications is 3 percent of the transaction
buy a resident license, as long as such assignment continues.
plus $5.50; the charge for Internet applications is 3 percent
of the transaction plus $3.50. Call 208-334-3700 for more Idaho residents, who are in the U.S. military and maintain
information. Idaho as their official state of residence, together with spouse
and children under 18 residing in his or her household, shall be
Resident:
eligible to buy a resident license. The service person himself
Proof of residency is required to buy any resident license. A or herself is eligible to buy a furlough license from any vendor
resident is anyone who has lived in Idaho with the intent of while on leave. Other permits and validations must be attached
making it their permanent residence, for at least six months as required.
immediately preceding the date of application for any license,
Nonresident:
tag or permit. A senior resident is anyone over 65 who has
lived in the state at least five years immediately preceding the You are considered a nonresident if you:
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date of application for a senior license or tag. • File income taxes as a resident in another state.
A driver must prove residency with a valid Idaho driver’s • File a homeowner’s exemption in another state.
license. Nondrivers may use other suitable proof of residency,
such as an Idaho Identification Card issued by the Department • Have a driver’s license in another state.
of Transportation, or two documents bearing his or her name • Register to vote in another state.
and address, not issued by himself or herself, such as rent Owning real property or paying property taxes within the state
receipts or mortgage statements for the previous six months, of Idaho is not a qualification for residency. No one can claim
home utility bills for the previous six months, a notarized Idaho resident privileges while claiming resident privileges in
statement from an employer on business letterhead, or proof another state, except military personnel.

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License, Tag and Permit Fees

The amounts listed include all permits and application fees as of July 1, 2010. Fees may change without notice.
Licenses, permits, validations and tags expire December 31, except where noted.
Idaho Residents Adult Tags
(See requirements on page 24) Deer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19.75
Adult licenses: Elk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.75
18 years of age and older Bear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.50
Sportsman’s Package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $117.25
1
Second Bear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.50
Combination Hunting and Fishing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.50 Mountain Lion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.50
Disabled Combination Second Mountain Lion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11.50
SSI, SSDI, DAV. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.00 Wolf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11.50
Military Furlough Combination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17.50 General Turkey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19.75
Hunting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12.75 Extra Turkey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12.25
Fishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25.75 Special Unit Turkey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.00

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Disabled Fishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5.00 Sandhill Crane. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.00
Pronghorn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31.25
Military Furlough Fishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.50
Moose, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain
Trapping2 (expires June 30) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26.75
Goat (controlled hunt tag only, does not include
Taxidermist/Furbuyer - 1 year2 (expires June 30). . . . .40.00 application fee, see below) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166.75
Taxidermist/Furbuyer - 5 year2 (expires June 30). . . .176.75 Youth, Senior, and DAV Tags4
Youth licenses Deer4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.75
Sportsman’s Package1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$117.25 Elk4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.50
Junior Combination (14-17). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.50 Bear4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.75
Junior Hunting (12-17) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.25 Second Bear4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.75
Junior Fishing (14-17) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.75 General Turkey5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10.75
Youth Small Game Hunting (10-11) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.25 Extra Turkey5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.75
Trapping2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.25 Controlled Hunts
Senior license 65 years and older (5 years residency prior to Resident Controlled Hunt Application . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6.25
license purchase required) Turkey Controlled Hunt permit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7.25
Combination, Hunting or Fishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11.75 1
The sportsman’s package includes deer, elk, turkey, bear and
Permits and Validations mountain lion tags, and archery, muzzleloader, salmon, and
steelhead permits.
Archery Permit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18.25
2
Available only at Idaho Fish and Game offices.
Muzzleloader Permit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18.25
Disability must be certified by a medical doctor on a Fish and
3
Hound Hunter Permit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.75
Game form
Bear Baiting Permit2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12.75 4
Must have a senior combination license, a Junior
WMA Upland Game Bird Permit (17+ years). . . . . . 23.75 combination or hunting license, or a DAV combination
Sage/Sharp-tailed Grouse Permit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.75 license.
Migratory Bird Permit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.75
5
Must have a senior combination license, a Junior
combination or hunting license, or a DAV combination
Handicapped Archery Permit3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.75 license, or a Youth Small Game hunting license.
Handicapped Motor Vehicle Permit3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.75
Salmon Permit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.75
Steelhead Permit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.75
Two-Pole Permit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.75

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Special Resident Permits Season Fishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98.25
Anyone certified as eligible for federal supplemental Daily Fishing (first day) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.75
income (SSI), social security disability income (SSDI),
Each consecutive day at initial
railroad retirement board disability, a nonservice-connected
time of purchase add . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6.00
veteran’s pension, or a service connected veteran’s disability
benefit with 40 percent or more disability, may qualify for a Three-day Salmon/Steelhead
“disabled” license. Bring current year documentation when (includes three-day general fishing license). . . . . . . . . 37.50
applying. Disabled licenses may be purchased at Fish and Trapping1(expires June 30) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .301.75
Game offices, selected license vendors (see website for list),
and through the mail. Taxidermist/Furbuyer1 (expires June 30) . . . . . . . . . .170.00

Resident Lifetime License Certificates Junior Mentored & Youth Licenses

Regardless of your age, purchase of a lifetime license could Junior Mentored Hunting2 (12-17) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $31.75
be the best investment you ever make. Lifetime combination Youth Small Game Hunting2 (10-11) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20.00
hunting and fishing licenses authorize all privileges associated Junior Fishing (under 18). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.75
with a corresponding annual license. These licenses are
valid for the lifetime of the license holder and are available Daily Fishing (first day) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.75
to all Idaho residents. If a lifetime certificate holder moves Each consecutive day at initial
out of Idaho, they will continue to receive an annual license, time of purchase add. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.00
but they will have to pay nonresident tag and permit fees.
Three-day Salmon/Steelhead
The lifetime certificate does not include tags and permits.
(includes three-day general fishing license) . . . . . . . . .37.50
Lifetime certificates can be purchased at Idaho Fish and Game
headquarters and regional offices only. Permits and Validations
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Archery Permit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$20.00

Applicant Age Combination Hunting Fishing


Muzzleloader Permit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20.00
0 - 1 year $795.50 $276.75 $601.75 Hound Hunter Permit1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169.75
2 - 50 years $1,113.00 $386.75 $841.75 Bear Baiting Permit1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31.75
51 and older $636.75 $221.75 $481.75 WMA Upland Game Bird Permit (17+ yrs) . . . . . . . . .51.75
Sage/Sharp-tailed Grouse Permit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.75
Note: Commercial licenses, duplicate tags, lifetime license Migratory Bird Permit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.75
(renewal beginning second year of ownership), bear baiting Handicapped Archery Permit3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.75
permits, and bobcat and otter pelt tags (pelts are tagged at
regional offices and the Hunter Education Center only) are Handicapped Motor Vehicle Permit3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.75
available only at Idaho Fish and Game offices. Salmon Permit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25.75
For licenses not listed, please visit our web page at: Steelhead Permit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25.75
http://fishandgame.idaho.gov
Two-Pole Permit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15.50
Adult Tags
Nonresident
Deer (Regular or White-tailed) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$301.75
(See requirement page 24)
Elk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .416.75
Combination Hunting & Fishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $240.00
Bear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186.00
Hunting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154.75
Reduced Bear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31.75
Small Game Hunting (Not valid for the first 5 days of
pheasant season. Valid for upland & migratory game birds, Second Bear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31.75
turkeys, cottontail, snowshoe hare, huntable furbearers and Mountain Lion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186.00
unprotected and predatory birds and animals) . . . . . . . 97.75
Reduced Mountain Lion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31.75
Three-Day Nonresident Small Game Hunting (Not valid for
Second Mountain Lion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31.75
the first five days of pheasant season. Valid for upland and
migratory game birds, turkeys, cottontail, snowshoe hare, Turkey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80.00
huntable furbearers and unprotected and predatory birds and Extra Turkey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80.00
animals). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35.50
Pronghorn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .311.75
Nongame Hunting (valid January to August). . . . . . . . 35.50
Shooting Preserve Hunting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23.75

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Moose, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat Notes:
(Controlled hunt tag only, does not include 1
These licenses and permits are only available at Idaho Fish
application fee, see below) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,101.75 and Game offices.
Wolf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186.00 2
Anyone hunting with this license must be accompanied in
Junior Mentored Tags4 the field by an adult license holder close enough to be within
Deer (Regular, White-tailed)4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $23.75 normal conversation or hearing range without shouting or the
aid of electronic devices.
Elk4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39.75
Disability must be certified by a medical doctor on a Fish and
3

Bear4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23.75 Game form.


Second Bear4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23.75 4
Must have a Junior Mentored hunting license. The
Turkey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19.75
5 accompanying adult must have a tag(s) for the same species,
valid in the same area(s). The junior mentored deer tags are
Extra Turkey5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.75
not valid for bear or mountain lion. Price not valid for leftover
Controlled Hunt nonresident, general season deer or elk tags purchased as
Controlled Hunt Application. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14.75 second tags.
Turkey Controlled Hunt Permit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7.25
5
Must have a Junior Mentored hunting license or a Youth
Small Game hunting license.

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Note: Nonresident lifetime license holders must buy tags at
Fish and Game offices if nonresident deer and elk tags are sold
out.
For licenses not listed, please visit our web page at:
http://fishandgame.idaho.gov
Super Hunt
The first Super Hunt ticket for each species costs $6; each
additional ticket for that species purchased at the same time
costs $4. The first Super Hunt Combo ticket costs $20; each
additional ticket purchased at the same time costs $16.

More than 30 states have entered into a “Wildlife Violator Compact.” This means if your hunting, fishing or trapping license is revoked by any
of the member states, all the remaining states will revoke the same license or privilege for the same time period. In addition, any nonresident
who does not satisfy the requirements of an Idaho citation will have his/her hunting and fishing license revoked in their home state until those
requirements are satisfied. For more information on the WVC and a complete list of member states, go to http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/cms/
about/enforcement/violator.cfm
This book includes important information about Idaho’s waterfowl laws. You can be fined or jailed if you violate these laws. Please have
someone who reads English explain the information in this book for you.
Este libro incluye informatión importante acerca de las leyes de pesca de Idaho. Usted puede ser multado o encarcelado si violan estas leyes.
Por favor, que alguien que lee Inglés explicar la información en este libro para usted.
IDFG adheres to all applicable state and federal laws and regulations related to discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin,
age, gender, or handicap. If you feel you have been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility of IDFG, or if you desire further
information, please write to: Idaho Department of Fish and Game, P.O. Box 25, Boise, ID 83707; or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division
of Federal Assistance, Mailstop: MBSP-4020, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203. Telephone: (703) 358-2156. This publication will be
made available in alternative formats upon request. Please contact the Department of Fish and Game for assistance.
Information in this brochure summarizes the rules and is the official proclamation of the Idaho Fish and Game Commission for the taking of
waterfowl from September 2010 through March 2011. The official rules are available from the Office of Administrative Rules, Department of
Administration, Statehouse Mail, Boise, ID 83720, and may be reviewed in some libraries. Maps are for general reference only.

Costs associated with this publication are available from Idaho Fish and Game in accordance with Section 60-202, Idaho Code.
9/2010 - 125,000/41918.

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