Want to head out for a little hunting or fishing? Here’s what you need to know about purchasing a license to hunt, fish and trap.
To hunt in Idaho you need a hunting license. Depending on the species you want to hunt, you may need a tag or permit.
Idaho has controlled and general season hunts. General season tags are available on a first-come, first served basis. Hunters need to apply for controlled hunts, which are issued through a random drawing.
To fish in Idaho any person 14 years of age or older must have a valid fishing license.
Anglers younger than 14 do not need a license, but there is a small difference between resident and nonresident youth.
A resident child under 14 has their own separate fishing limit.
A nonresident child under 14 must be with someone who has a valid fishing license and their fish are in included in the license holders fishing limit. However, a nonresident child may purchase their own license and have their own limit.
Special fishing permits are need for some activities for both residents and nonresidents:
• Fishing for salmon and steelhead
• Fishing with two poles.