Wildlife Data and Applications

Deer in snow
Photo by IDFG

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.