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Hunting Log

Monday Apr. 21, 2014 by idfg-vosborn

I found out on my 12th birthday this year I had drawn a youth turkey hunt. On Thursday, April 10th, after I got out of school, my dad and I drove to the South Hills to look for Toms.

Ryleigh's Youth Turkey Hunt in the Magic Valley
Monday Apr. 14, 2014 by idfg-vosborn

Once you harvest your turkey, the next step is preparing the meat and cooking up a great wild meal.

Wild Turkey Cutlets
Thursday Jan. 16, 2014 by idfg-vosborn

I first started hunting turkeys in the spring season of 2012. Prior to that, I had only shot at three pheasants, and missed.

Julie's First Turkey
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Monday Apr. 11, 2016
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Q: Wild turkey range?
Sunday Mar. 27, 2016
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Q: Are expandable broadheads legal for turkey hunting?
Sunday Feb. 14, 2016
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Q: Are electronic lights on bow sights permissible for upland game birds (I.e.turkey). If not, would the sight be "legal" with the last got removed,or disabled?
Saturday Feb. 13, 2016
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Q: Is there a minimum bow draw weight required to hunt turkeys?
Sunday Feb. 7, 2016
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Q: Turkey Hunting. ?
Sunday Dec. 6, 2015
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Q: I am physically disabled and can I hunt turkeys on my own property with a crossbow?
Monday Sep. 7, 2015
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Q: Can I hunt from the deck of my own private lake front property?
Thursday Aug. 6, 2015
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Q: Are turkeys "upland game animals" and can you use cross bow in general season?
Wednesday Jan. 28, 2015
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Q: Turkey caliber?
Sunday Jan. 18, 2015
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Q: Upland game permit for turkey hunting?
Tuesday Jan. 13, 2015
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Q: Harvest statistics source?

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Idaho Hunt Planner
Plan your Idaho hunting adventure with the Idaho Hunt Planner, an interactive tool that provides everything a hunter needs to know; hunting rules, seasons, odds, harvest stats, map hunt boundaries.
Idaho Chapter National Wild Turkey Federation
For information on what your state and local chapters are doing for Idaho's wild turkeys, visit the Idaho Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation.
Access Yes!
Last year, the Access Yes! Program opened up 431,803 acres of private land and 470,165 acres of public land for sportsmen.
National Wild Turkey Foundation
For more information on turkeys, hunting and conservation, visit the National Wild Turkey Federation.
Licenses, Tags, Permits
This list is basic license and tag information for turkey hunting. More options can be found on the license page, including Senior, Disabled and Junior licenses and tags.
  • Adult Hunting License - $12.75
  • Turkey Tag - $19.75
  • Extra Turkey Tag - $12.25
  • Controlled Hunt Application Fee - $6.25
    (Applicants submit an application fee to enter drawing for controlled hunt tags.)
  • Controlled Hunt Permit Fee - $7.75
Hunting Passport

Idaho residents who have never hunted can purchase a Hunting Passport for $1.75 to be used in lieu of a hunting license.


Licenses/tags can be purchased at Fish and Game offices, license vendors and online.

  • Small Game Hunting License - $97.75
  • 3-Day Small Game License - $35.50
  • Turkey Tag - $80.00
  • Controlled Hunt Application Fee - $14.75
    (Applicants submit an application fee to enter drawing for controlled hunt tags.)
  • Controlled Hunt Permit Fee - $7.75
Successful turkey hunt
Successful turkey hunt
Young boy has a successful turkey hunt
Young girl has a successful turkey hunt
Tom turkey
Hen turkey
Last Updated: March 3, 2014 
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