The results for Idaho’s controlled hunt tag drawing are now available. Hunters who applied for the deer, elk, pronghorn and fall black bear and turkey controlled hunt tags can check if they were successful here . Although the Idaho Department of Fish & Game will send an email and/or postcard to successful applicants by July 10, hunters should not wait, as the deadline to pay for the tag is August 1. Tags that are not paid for by that time are forfeited.
If you applied but were unsuccessful, you still have three other chances of getting a tag. First, all unclaimed controlled hunt tags and tags that no one applied for will be available in the second drawing. The application period is August 5-15, and successful applicants will be notified by August 25. Apply here.
After the second drawing, any tags still leftover will be sold first-come, first-served beginning August 26 at 10 am Mountain Daylight Time. Be sure to check the application guidebook to ensure you understand where any available tags may be used and that you will have appropriate access.
Still another opportunity to win a limited draw tag is the Idaho Super Hunt tag drawing. This drawing allows hunters to purchase chances to win an elk, deer, pronghorn, moose or super combo hunt. The deadline for entries is August 10. Winners will be notified by August 15. A Super Hunt tag allows you to hunt in any legal hunt area for the species you draw, including in controlled hunts, and you do not have to designate a specific hunt. The cost to enter the drawing is $6 for a single species and $20 for the super hunt combo that includes all four species.
Idaho Rebound from COVID-19
As for COVID-19 protocols in Idaho, no fall hunting seasons have been affected and non-essential travel is currently allowed within the state. Outfitters are able to operate under the COVID-19 Guidance for Outfitting Services in Idaho . You can stay abreast of Idaho’s response to the novel coronavirus at the state’s official website or on the Idaho Fish and Game Department website.