The basic requirement for hunting is a hunting license which is readily available at sporting goods stores, tackle shops or the Idaho Fish and Game offices. A tag is required for big game species and turkey.
Hunters will find endless opportunities to pursue big game in Idaho. Idaho has the widest variety of big game hunting in the west and some of the best elk hunting in the world. The general season, or over-the-counter, tag allows hunting for deer, elk, black bear, mountain lion and wolf. Controlled hunts include deer, elk, black bear, pronghorn, along with Idaho’s trophy species which include moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat. Hunters can collect one of each trophy species in a lifetime granted their lucky enough to draw the permits.
The best time of year for hunting in Idaho typically is from late summer through winter. If you’re new to hunting, there are many outfitters that specialize in creating customized guided hunts in Idaho you will remember forever. If you’re already a hunter, hunting in Idaho is what you want!