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If I'm not an Idaho resident do I need an archery permit to hunt or is just considered as a normal big game tag?

First time bow hunter. Hunted in Idaho as nonresident rifle hunt want to try something different. Just curious to know if I'm required to do anything to do archery hunting.

Answer

To hunt during an archery only season or archery only controlled hunt, you will need an archery permit.  To purchase an archery permit, you must possess a valid hunting license and show proof you have completed an approved bowhunter 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.