Ok here is some first hand info on this
1) There is a 10-day after close of season small print on the reports. You must turn in your reports before that limit is up to be eligible for the my words "BIG BS HUNT"
Now that’s all of your reports not just one so when your elk unit closes send in your reports. Remember that hunt unite they ask for deer? Well if you want a chance at that big tag that’s when it closes in that unite you better send in your deer report as well
2) DO NOT I repeat DO NOT file your reports over the net. What they don’t tell you is this last year there where some 2500 reports that were lost that were filed electronically that’s direct from a family member that is a CO. in Idaho you cannot purchases next year tell the IFG gets your reports, you will get no phone call or a friendly reminder just a nasty message when you go to buy you things next year.
3) They also do not have to give you licenses tell your report is cataloged. I went with a friend who filed electronically on last year’s deer tag. We went in to get a license in march to go ground squirrel hunting, the NO REPORT Message popped up, we call IFG and they said nope no report, so we went down to the regional office. They said NOPE no report NO license so he filled out a report and ask for a tag. They said NOPE it must be filed before you can receive a license week to 10 day, took them 4 weeks to get around to it.
NOW I only file by mail and certified mail at that, I also keep copies.
I think since we are doing most of the work for them at least they can do is sign their names.
I have filed mine electronically the last 2 years and have never had a problem. They send you a confirmation on them. I have them in a file on a floppy just incase. they also give you a confirmation number for them. So if you filed electronically as I do then get that number. It is a reciept. they cannot deny you a hunting liscense. I filed on the net for my wife also and this year we drew antelope also.
So whoever you know that filed didnt do it right or whatever.
[ This Message was edited by: supersider34 on 2003-11-01 17:07 ]
Yes he had his confirmation number as well still no go as any records of the report or his confirmation numbers. Here is another note you may not know or realize your SS# is not to be used as identification, yet the IDFG insist that you must use it to get a license they state and I quote
The collection of your SS# is a federal req. for the purpose of child support. While we cannot force the public to provide their social security number, a license will not be issued without it.
Here is also what they say about failure to report
All deer, elk and antelope hunters WILL be provided a harvest report card with each tag. ALL hunters must complete and submit a report "by mail, fax, phone, or internet" for each tag issued within 10 days of harvest or witching 10 days of the close of the season for which the tag was valid
Hunters who do not report will NOT be able to purchase a license the following year until the report is " Notice KEY WORD" filed.
ANY license already issued will be invalidated in the computerized licensing system. A new license may be purchased ONLY after the report has been " Key word again " Filed. Failure to file a report is an infraction of the law.
Here is something else that 90% of hunters that hunt Idaho do not realize. The regulations that you pick up every year is just and over view and is not the complete regulations. The last regulation book I got was in 1990. The ones they give for free were less then 50 pages while the actual book was more the 600.
I bet you didn’t know that not properly validating your tag could cost you your vehicle, gun and hunting rights for 3 years or just what the possession limit really means .
A perk of majoring in wildlife biology in college is the plethora of hunting knowledge that you collect throughout your course load. One of the most important factors in whether an area can hold large quantities of animals or produce large antlers is forage.
Most universities, state schools and even community colleges offer basic botany courses and plant ID courses. Although it might not be feasable for the average middle age hunter to pay tuition and go back to college to learn hunting...