Idaho Application Period for Controlled Hunts Opens May 1

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The application period for this fall's deer, elk, pronghorn, fall black bear and fall turkey controlled hunts starts Tuesday, May 1, and runs through June 5.

Hunters may apply for controlled hunts at any hunting and fishing license vendor, Fish and Game office; with a credit card by calling 1-800-55HUNT5; or online at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov. An additional fee is charged for telephone and Internet applications. Hunters must have a 2012 Idaho hunting license to apply.

The 2011 harvest statistics and drawing odds for controlled hunts will be posted on the Idaho Fish and Game Website at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/licenses/controlledHunts/lookupOdds.cfm, and in the Idaho Hunt Planner http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/ifwis/huntPlanner/.

Hunters can use harvest statistics and drawing odds from the past 10 years to search for similar controlled hunts for this year.