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Idaho Info???

Is there any way to find out if he has one?

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hesseu,
Idaho Fish & Game link.........................

http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/inc/contact.cfm

Please let us know what you find out.

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don't worry, i'm on it like a dog on a bone.

He does mention under the FAQ's how he is able to get around being a licensed guy, so he may be legit. Im gonna look for more and ill post.

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Out of curiosity I called the Idaho Outfitters & Guides Licensing board (1-208-327-7380) to find out what is or is not legal.

Basically I was told that providing maps and pre-scouting services is NOT illegal. There cannot be any guiding service (in person) or it would be illegal.

I also composed an email to one of the enforcement officers, so I could receive a written reply. When I receive, I will post the info.

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Thanks! Cowgal. We appreciate you looking into it and are looking foward to the answer from ID.

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Ok... I heard back from an Idaho enforcement officer. Here is what he wrote:

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Not every service provided to hunters could be illegal or hunters wouldn't be able to purchase gas and groceries on their way to hunt. The Board has specifically considered scouting and decided that pre -scouting an area and then selling a map is not outfitting. The person doing the scouting or anyone associated with him, can not be in the field with a client. The scout cannot construct or contribute any facilities in the field - example would be a tent or a bear bait. The mere selling of a map with trails marked, believed bedding locations, natural salt licks, locations game are suspected to be, photographs of the country, general topographic specifics along with any psychic information that one can talk someone else into paying for has been ruled as not outfitting.

BJ Snooks
Chief of Enforcement
Idaho Outfitters and Guides Licensing Board
208-327-7167
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So, looks like pre-scouting services are legal. Note that providing psychic info is legal as well. lol

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"Note that providing psychic info is legal as well"
I think I just found my new sideline Big smile

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Thanks Cowgal! We appreciate you checking this out with the authorities.

tim
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Location: north idaho
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sounds like a pretty good service to me. Tell me where to go, but not take me.

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hesseu,

No need to pay some one $500 to tell you where to go. Well, at least in Idaho. The fish and game has all the info you need for free.

Here is what I do. I look at what units are producing good bucks. Then I use Google earth to scout the area. See how the terrain looks. This way you can find all the watering holes and meadows, roads, ect… You want to find a spot that is away from roads and hunters. I like to find spots that are 2 to 5 miles away from any road. Make sure you mark all of these spots on you’re map. This alone will get you into some deer.

how are you going to hunt, bow or rifle?

http://earth.google.com/

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