Lawful Methods of Take Upland Game Birds
To take upland game birds in Idaho, all hunters may use a bow, muzzleloader shooting shot or shotgun with lead or steel shot with shells not exceeding 3 ½ inches in length. Shotguns are not required to be plugged when hunting upland game birds.
Hunters also may use dogs to locate, flush and retrieve upland game birds. (but not turkey, except during fall hunts)
Mechanical (i.e. expandable) broadheads are legal for hunting turkeys in Idaho.
Methods of Take — Restrictions—turkey
It is unlawful to hunt turkey:
• With lead shot exceeding BB size or steel shot exceeding T size.
• By use of dogs, except during fall hunts.