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2015 and 2016 Big Game Seasons and Rules

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 

Including Controlled Hunts for Deer, Elk, Pronghorn and Black Bear

2015 and 2016 Big Game Seasons and Rules — Full Booklet, Pages 1-116 [PDF, 6.8MB]

Seasons and Rules Sections:

Notice: Fees may change. It is your responsibility to be aware of any changes. Please see the fee schedules in the License, Tag and Permit Fees section for current prices.

— Controlled Hunt Key Dates —
  • 1st controlled hunt application period May 1 - June 5.
  • Successful 1st draw applicants will be notified by July 10.
  • 2nd controlled hunt application period August 5-15.
  • Leftover tags from the 2nd drawing go on sale August 25.

Marijuana on Public Lands - What You Should Know

Idaho Fish & Game strongly encourages wearing hunter orange as a voluntary safety measure.
See the Hunter Orange Policy. — [PDF, 16 kb]
2014 Big Game Seasons and Rules - PDF, 13.5 MB
Online rules brochures are created in PDF file format. They are produced to keep the online display as close as possible to the printed version.

Printed copies of the rules brochure can be picked up, without charge, at local license vendors or by calling 208-334-3700 to receive a copy by mail.

To view Idaho Fish and Game administrative rules and code, visit the Office of Administrative Rules on the Idaho Department of Administration website.

To advertise in future Idaho Fish and Game rules brochures, call: Rotary Offset Press: 1-253-216-1256.

  After a Successful Hunt 
2nd Tag Discount

2nd Tag Discount

Unsold nonresident deer and elk tags as second tags are available at a discounted price for a limited time in 2015. The discounts are available to resident and nonresident hunters purchasing second tags.

Tags are available August 1 through August 31, 2015.
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