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A: Yes, we sell those tags over the counter.  The season is Deer Seasons General Archery Regular Tag Unlimited permits 8/30/13-9/30/13 Either-sex Mule and White-tailed Deer Archery    Unit 78   You must purchase an Idaho hunting license, a regular deer tag and an archery validation.
6/3/13
A:   Several years ago, evidence of sex rules were specific to the hunt. In other words, in an either-sex hunt there was no requirement for evidence of sex; while in sex-specific hunts there was the requirement. Depending on the year, and the hunting season, the evidence-of-sex requirement did ...
6/3/13
A: Vehicles parking on the roadway were impeding traffic for the canal employees and others.  To alleviate this issue, we've cooperatively restricted access to discourage anglers from parking on the dam. F08
6/3/13
A: Our guess would be a small parasite - possibly a copepod.  They cause ulcerations on fish that lead to what appear to be pustules and open sores.  There is no risk to human heath if the fish is cooked properly.  Many times, as the sores heal, there will be scar which look like grains of sand.
6/3/13
A: Yes, we do allow the use of game fish for cut bait when fishing for sturgeon. F08
6/3/13
A: The most current Chinook salmon season information is posted on our website at https://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/fish/?getPage=110.  Please check this information for the answer for your question about what is open or call the Salmon Hotline (Toll Free): 1-855-287-2702 for information.  
6/2/13
A: We currently are unaware of any feral pigs or wild hogs in Bruneau.  We had some localized activity a few years ago but have not had any reported after one was removed.  If you are aware of feral pigs in the Bruneau or any area in Idaho and have evidence to support it, please contact the regional ...
6/1/13
A: In a permitted private pond, the landowner sets the rules and bag limits. If you're leaving a private ponds with more than the legal bag limit from a public water, make sure you have a receipt for the fish in your possession - in the event an officer checks you while in transit. F08
6/1/13
A: The hunting passport is a one-time only item.  It DOES NOT substitute for hunter education.  The person holding it must get their hunter education taken before they can hunt again.
6/1/13
A: The only exception to the requirement of having a "2-pole" permit for using an additional rod is on Lake Pend Oreille in north Idaho.  On that lake you can use an unlimited number of rods while fishing from a boat, without a "2-pole" permit.
6/1/13
A: You can keep 6 rainbow trout from Lightening Creek but none of those can be cutthroat trout.  That is from Memorial Day weekend to December 1.  After December 1, there is a catch-and-release season.  There is no limit on lake trout in the Lightening Creek system.  You can also keep 6 kokanee.  ...
5/31/13
A: You can now look up your Idaho Hunter Education (or Bowhunter Education) number and print out the information from our Website at: https://fishandgame.idaho.gov/hed/public/duplicateprintcards.aspx.  
5/31/13
A: Literature suggest that young birds ready to leave the nest consume 2.4 lbs of fish per day while breeding adults consume around 4 - 5 lbs of fish per day. F08
5/31/13
A: There is no limit on northern pike in the Panhandle Region - including Lake Coeur d'Alene and tributaries. F08
5/31/13
A: Contact the IDFG Upper Snake Region office at 208-525-7290.
5/30/13
A: Hedgehogs are not classified as wildlife in Idaho so Idaho Fish and Game does not have jurisdiction over them.  Check with the Idaho Dept of Agriculture (http://www.agri.idaho.gov/) for more information.
5/29/13
A: Yes, you can put in for both...
5/29/13
A: There is a map order form in our Big Game rules book at https://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/docs/rules/bgUnitMapDesc.pdf.    You can also create maps using the Hunt Planner (http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/ifwis/huntPlanner/).
5/29/13
A: Please check the News Releases on our Website for the latest information.  The link is https://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/media/?getPage=179.   The most recent information, posted on May 29, 2013 is Salmon fishing to close on part of the lower salmon river Fishing for adult Chinook salmon in ...
5/29/13
A: Please contact the Panhandle Region office at 208-769-1414.
5/29/13
A: Biologists for unit 36 are based in the Salmon Region office.  The phone number is 208-756-2271.
5/29/13
A: You can get a regular trapping license without taking a class first, but you CANNOT trap wolves until you have taken a wolf-trapping class. 
5/28/13
A: You can bowfish in any body of water as long as it is open to fishing.  Only nongame fish can be taken using a bow.  You must have a fishing license.
5/28/13
A: Each application is given a number; if that number is drawn, each person on it is given a tag.
5/28/13
A: We've removed the minimum length limits from bass in Magic in an attempt to keep them from over-populating and stunting.  Fish rocky shore areas in the spring for best results. The reservoir will be very low in the summer of 2013.  I would fish down by the dam for best results. F08
5/28/13
A: Muskie have been found in Cascade Reservoir and Little Payette Lake.  Pike are generally found in Idaho's big Panhandle lakes.
5/28/13
A: There aren't any sturgeon in Lucky Peak.
5/28/13
A: The requirement that rainbow trout must have heads and tails attached while in transit is due to the fact that there are some fisheries with length restrictions on harvested fish.  Examples would be lake trout from Payette Lake (none over 30"); So. Fork Snake River brown trout harvest (2 over 16 ...
5/27/13
A: A fishing license is required for anglers 14 and older. A hunting license is available for youth at 10 years old (they can hunt for varmints, turkeys, small game and waterfowl).  At 12 a hunter can hunt for big game.  They must be able to provide that they have passed hunter education.
5/27/13
A: No, IDFG does not require a permit to float the Box Canyon.  Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation does require that a boater have an invasive sticker permit before floating.   For motor boats, this is covered in the registration of the boat.  For non-motorized boats, this sticker will have to ...
5/27/13
A: It is June 8, 2013.
5/26/13
A: There is no size, bag or possession limit for catfish in Swan Falls Reservoir.
5/26/13
A: Please contact the Panhandle Region office at 208-769-1414.  They are familiar with that area and can help you.  
5/25/13
A: No. 
5/24/13
A: He can contact headquarters at 208-334-3700.  They can look into it for you.
5/22/13
A: They will be posted online by June 10.
5/22/13
A: May 22, 2013 Idfg closes clearwater from railroad bridge to cherrylane; other sections stay open for jacks   On Tuesday, May 21, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game closed the lower Clearwater River from the Camas Prairie Railroad Bridge in Lewiston to the Cherrylane Bridge to all salmon ...
5/22/13
A: All birds in Idaho are protected except starlings, Eurasian collared doves, English sparrows and feral pigeons. Protected nongame birds cannot be hunted, taken or possessed (including parts of birds, even if found dead). All hawks, owls, eagles and vultures are protected. Game birds may be taken ...
5/22/13
A: RESIDENTS ONLY - License buyer must present to vendor a letter from SSI, SSDI, or Railroad Retirement board showing person is currently disabled and economically disadvantaged or a signed and completed Certification of Permanent Disability [PDF, 244 KB] form. IDAPA Rule [PDF, 36 KB].
5/22/13
A: Possession and Sale of Wildlife Found Dead: Big game animal parts, such as hides, horns – except horns from bighorn sheep – bones, antlers and teeth, of deer, elk, moose, pronghorn, mountain goat, black bear, mountain lion and gray wolves that have died of natural causes, including legally ...
5/22/13
A: Information on all of the IDFG Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) is posted on our website at https://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/wildlife/wma/.  You can check the details there and a phone number is provided for you to call for other information.
5/21/13
A: Any Idaho vendor can issue a duplicate license.
5/21/13
A: Please contact the Salmon Region office at 1-208-756-2271.  Their staff can help you.
5/20/13
A: Great question!  The large square-shaped fenced-in area on top of Hammer Flat is a research plot for the USDA Agricultural Research Service Northwest Watershed Research Center (ARS-NWRC).  The research conducted there primarily focuses on the establishment of perennial native grasses and ...
5/18/13
A: The deadline to enter this year's first Super Hunt drawing is May 31. With every entry in Fish and Game's Super Hunt drawings, hunters get a chance at winning the hunt of a lifetime, and their entry fee helps support hunter and angler access to and across private lands. The first drawing in June ...
5/17/13
A: Yes, Alabama rigs are legal for use in Idaho.  Our rules allow up to 5 hooks per line. 
5/17/13
A: The hunting passport cannot be used to apply for a controlled hunt. A person holding a passport can only hunt in a general season hunt with their mentor.  
5/17/13
A: Yes, you can use a suppressor in Idaho if you have the proper federal permit.    
5/16/13
A: You can purchase a license online and print it at home, but the actual tags would be mailed to you.  They go out within 5-7 days of order.  Buying license and tags at an Idaho vendor is a good alternative.  
5/16/13
A: Whenever the body of water is open where you are fishing.  If it is closed, you cannot catch crayfish.
5/16/13