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Thursday, August 21, 2014 

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IDAHO FISH AND GAME
Headquarters NEWS RELEASE

Boise, ID
Date:
June 2, 2014

Contact:
steve liebenthal
steve.liebenthal@idfg.idaho.gov
(208) 334-3746

ask fish and game: archery fishing


Q: Do I need an archery permit to bow-fish?

A: No. Archery permits are only required for hunting in archery-only seasons. But a valid Idaho fishing license is required to fish with a bow.

Fishing with a bow and arrow, crossbow, spear or mechanical device, excluding firearms, is permitted only in the taking of bullfrogs and unprotected nongame fish - such as carp and suckers - and only in those waters during the season set for the taking of game fish. See the 2013-2015 Fishing Seasons and Rules brochure - Page 50 for archery fishing and Page 52 for the definition of nongame fish.

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