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Deadline near to apply for controlled hunts
May 22, 2017
By Mike Demick
IDFG Conservation Information Supervisor

Hunters have until midnight Monday, June 5, to apply for this fall's deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear and turkey controlled hunts.

Hunters with a valid 2017 Idaho hunting license may apply for controlled hunts at any hunting and fishing license vendor, Fish and Game office; with a credit card by calling 1-800-554-8685, online at, or by mail to Fish and Game's License Section, P.O. Box 25, Boise, ID 83707. Mailed applications must be postmarked no later than June 5.

Hunters purchasing a license online before applying for a controlled hunt are reminded that Fish and Game has added security measures, which require the buyer to establish a unique account with a user name and password.

Hunters can make informed decisions on what controlled hunts to apply for by using the Hunt Planner on Fish and Game’s website that lists the drawing odds and statistics for all controlled hunts. The search tool is available at
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