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IFWIS supports the management of wildlife in Idaho by providing maps, databases, applications and websites to meet the needs of biologists and the public.
Our most visible product is the Huntplanner, a website for the public to query and explore Idaho's Hunting Regulations. The Huntplanner is illustrative of what we do at IFWIS. More than a website, the development of the Huntplanner required the construction of a integrated regulation, harvest statistics and drawing odds database framework - all tied to a geographic information system of regulations, game distributions, land use and land ownership. The dataset behind the huntplanner is now used by statisticians to calculate harvest levels, the outfitters and guides to allocate resources and even may be found inside map machines in hunting and outdoor stores.
Applications & Resources
Idaho Hunt Planner
Search Idaho's hunting regulations by species, date, weapon, location, harvest statistics and drawing odds. Use our interactive mapping center to overlay aerial photography, surface management, land use, topography on hunt areas to scout the best areas without having to fuel up your truck.
South Central Idaho Wildlife Tracts
The Wildlife Tracts program is a cooperative venture between the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG), and the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR). These tracts provide islands of permanent wildlife habitat for a variety of wildlife species and allow public access for a number of recreational activities.
Wildlife Management Areas
Idaho Department of Fish and Game established 32 Wildlife Management Areas to protect wildlife habitat and are available for hunting, fishing and other public enjoyment of wildlife.
Record an observation of an animal or plant. Share what you see in the woods and the world around you to improve our understanding of the distribution and abundance of Idaho's wildlife, fish and plants.
IDFG Fire Map
View Hunt Area boundaries overlayed on real-time wildfire detections and fire emergency closures from the Boise and Salmon Challis National Forests for three major incidents at Trinity Ridge, Halstead and Mustang Complex. Optimized for mobile viewing.
Access Yes! is a program designed to improve sportsman's access to private land or through private land to public land by compensating willing landowners who provide access. Ultimately, the goal is to provide access to 1,000,000+ acres of private land along with access through private land to thousands more acres of public land.
Idaho Birding Trail
The Idaho Birding Trail is a network of sites and side-trips that provides the best viewing opportunities to see birds in Idaho. With 175 sites and about 2,000 miles of trail, the birding trail represents a collection of bird watching hotspots, diverse habitats, and a glimpse of Idaho's rich natural heritage. Twenty-two sites are designated as Blue Ribbon sites. These are "the best of the best" bird viewing opportunities in Idaho.
Find an experienced outfitter to guide you to a trophy elk, record trout, or down an unforgettable stretch of whitewater. The OutfitterGuide lists all licensed outfitters in the state, for all activities from Anadromous Fishing to Zip Line Tours. Find an outfitter for hunting, fishing, whitewater, winter and all guided activities in Idaho.
Report a Wildlife Collision of an animal. Roadkill is designed for use by Idaho Department of Transportation, Idaho Fish and Game, and the public. The ultimate goal is to improve habitat connectivity and to reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions and the undesirable impacts they have on people, wildlife and other resources
Multi-Species Baseline Initiative
MBI is a collaborative of organizations which is conducting standardized surveys for multiple wildlife species and micro-climate across the Idaho Panhandle and adjoining mountain ranges.