Idaho big game controlled hunt application period open

elkThe application period for this fall’s deer, elk, pronghorn, fall black bear and fall turkey controlled hunts started May 1 and runs through June 5.

Hunters 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; or online at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov. An additional fee is charged for telephone and Internet applications. Hunters must have a valid 2016 Idaho hunting license to apply.

Hunters can use harvest statistics and drawing odds from the past 10 years to search for similar controlled hunts for this year. Drawing odds are posted on Fish and Game’s website under the Hunting tab or at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/licenses/controlledHunts/lookupOdds.cfm.

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