Idaho DFG Urges Hunters to Pick up Tags by Aug 1

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The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is urging hunters to pick up their controlled hunt permits and tags now to avoid the last minute rush of the August 1 deadline.

"Every year we have people call or drop by the office after the deadline and try to purchase their permits and tags," said David Parrish, Idaho Fish and Game Regional Supervisor for the Magic Valley Region. "By then it is too late, and there is nothing we can do to help them. We can only suggest they apply for the second controlled hunt drawing for the unclaimed permits."

To pick up their permits and tags, hunters can go to any license vender in the state, go online at, or call 1-800-554-8685.

The cost is $7.75 for the controlled hunt permit, plus the cost of the tag. Deer tags cost $19.75, elk are $30.75, antelope are $31.25, and bear tags are $11.50.

People not drawing controlled hunt permits in the first round can apply from August 5 to 15 for the second controlled hunt drawing. The second drawing will be August 20. Any left over permits will go on sale August 25. Residents can begin buying general season tags August 1.

The application fee for the second controlled hunt drawing is $6.50. For more information, call 208-324-4359.