Last minute gift idea: get your favorite hunter a chance to win the hunt of a lifetime.
The first drawing is still several months away, but it's not too early to enter Idaho Fish and Game's Super Hunt.
The Super Hunt is a fund-raising drawing for 40 big game tags. The tags are handed out to winners in two drawings. Entries are drawn for elk, deer, and pronghorn and moose tags. Winners can participate in any open hunt in the state for deer, elk, pronghorn or moose. That includes general hunts and controlled hunts.
The first Super Hunt entry for a species costs $6. Each additional entry for the same species purchased at the same time costs $4. The Super Hunt Combo entries work the same way. The first one costs $20, and each additional entry purchased at the same time will cost $16.
The first drawing is in June when entries are drawn for eight elk, eight deer and eight pronghorn hunts as well as one moose hunt. One Super Hunt Combo entry also will be drawn that will entitle the winner to four hunts - one each elk, deer, pronghorn and moose.
The second drawing is in August with two winners for elk, two for deer, two for pronghorn and one for a moose along with another Super Hunt Combo.
Winners can participate in any open hunt in the state for deer, elk, pronghorn or moose, including general and controlled hunts.
Entries can be bought online at: https://id.outdoorcentral.us/ , at license vendors and Fish and Game offices, by phone at 800-554-8685, or by mail at: IDFG License Section, P.O. Box 25, Boise, ID 83707.
Money from the sale of entries supports the Access Yes! Program, which compensates landowners to provide hunter and angler access to or across private land.
For information about this program contact local Fish and Game officials or visit the Website at: http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/ifwis/huntplanner/accessyesguide.aspx .
Super Hunt winners can now share their stories on Fish and Game's new Super Hunt Facebook book page, available at http://www.facebook.com/pages/SuperHunt-Idaho/171792339534643 .