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A: It depends on the felony. Under Idaho law, anyone convicted of any of 36 felonies may not own, use or carry a firearm, which the law defines as "any weapon from which a shot, projectile or other object may be discharged by force of... Read more
A: No. Fish and Game offers annual license and lifetime license certificates. These licenses are valid for the lifetime of the license holder and are available to all residents of Idaho. If a lifetime certificate holder moves out of Idaho,... Read more
A: The receipt for resident big game tags is offered as a convenience, so you only have to make one purchase. Resident general deer and elk tags usually go on sale around July 1, however, if you desire to purchase a capped elk zone tag you... Read more
A: A power boat launched in Oregon needs an Oregon aquatic invasive species permit. Nonresident permits are available at $22 from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife license Website or Oregon Marine Board Website: A... Read more
A: Glad you asked. Fish and Game has extended the fishing rules booklet for one more year so don't throw away your 2008 - 2009 Fishing Seasons and Rules brochure. It will be good through 2010. Fish and Game is revising the brochure, and a new... Read more
A: Hunters can sign up to participate in depredation hunts - special controlled hunts used to relieve big game damage problems on agricultural crops - for deer, elk and pronghorn in areas they are willing to hunt in 2010 when the Big Game... Read more
A: No. Ice fishing rules are slightly different than general fishing for public safety and general crowding. Fishing is allowed only through a hole up to 10 inches in diameter. This reduces the risk of someone falling through holes. (The only... Read more
A: The 2010 Big Game Seasons and Rules won't be available until after the Idaho Fish and Game Commission sets the big game seasons for 2010 at the commission meeting in late March. The books go to the printer shortly after that and will be... Read more
A: A two-pole permit does not allow anglers to double the number of lines they can use when ice fishing. In most of the state, there are no restrictions on the number of holes an ice angler can drill, except they can't be more than 10 inches... Read more
A: Successful applicants for spring turkey and bear hunts will be notified by postcard after March 10. You can also check your status through the Idaho Fish and Game Website in March, at It is... Read more
A: The application period for moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat controlled hunts begins April 1 and runs through April 30. The rule book is published every two years, so this year's book will be the same as last year's. The fees have... Read more
A: Fish and Game stocks some waters all year round. Other waters are stocked at various times during the year. Some species are stocked all summer, others like trout are limited by temperature. So for some good early season trout fishing,... Read more
A: Yes. The waiting period requirement is for those who drew an antlered hunt in the first drawing. Those who draw an antlered hunt in the second application period for a leftover or unclaimed tag or who purchase an antlered hunt in the... Read more
A: The winter stream season ends March 31 - except in the Panhandle Region, where it runs through May 22. Until then trout fishing is catch-and-release only, but whitefish and brook trout may be harvested in streams open during the winter... Read more
A: The application period for elk controlled hunts, as well as controlled hunts for deer, pronghorn and fall black bear runs from May 1 through June 5. Hunters may apply for controlled hunts at any hunting and fishing license vendor, Fish and... Read more
A: The application period for elk controlled hunts, as well as controlled hunts for deer, pronghorn, fall black bear and fall turkey runs from May 1 through June 5. Hunters may apply for controlled hunts at any hunting license vendor, Fish... Read more
A: The sign-up period to participate in depredation hunts this year runs from May 1 through June 30. Applications that come in after June 30 are added to the list but have little chance of being selected. Applicants must have a valid Idaho... Read more
A: Residents can buy a one-day fishing license but not a three-day salmon or steelhead permit. Residents and nonresidents alike may buy a "license entitling a person to fish in the waters of the state on a day-to-day basis." A daily license... Read more
A: Family Fishing Waters are great places to take the family fishing. They are easy to get to and have plenty of fish to catch. Each of Idaho Fish and Game's seven regions across the state can answer your questions and get you and your family... Read more
A: Most steelhead fishing waters are now closed. But not all. The Little Salmon River from its mouth to the U.S. Highway 95 Bridge near Smokey Boulder Road is open to May 15. The Snake River from Hells Canyon Dam to Oxbow Dam and the Boise... Read more
A: Drawing results for mountain goat, bighorn sheep and moose will be available online in early June. All applicants will get either a tag or a refund check in the mail by June 10. It is the hunter's responsibility to find out whether he or... Read more
A: No. When the court revokes someone's hunting, fishing or trapping privileges for a period of time, it means just that, the privileges are revoked, whether they need a license or not. It is illegal for anyone to hunt, fish, or trap or... Read more
A: The application deadline is June 30. Applications that come in after June 30 are added to the list but have little chance of being selected. Applicants must have a valid Idaho hunting or combination license. Depredation hunts, if needed,... Read more
A: No. Anglers need to record only Chinook salmon longer than 24 inches on their permit. But salmon less than 24 inches in total length still apply toward the daily, possession bag limits.