January 13, 2011

Application period coming up for spring controlled hunts

By Ed Mitchell, IDFG

   The application period for spring turkey and black bear controlled hunts starts Jan.15, and runs through Feb. 15.

   Spring turkey and spring black bear seasons start April 15 - some controlled hunts open later. Leftover tags for spring turkey and bear controlled hunts go on sale April 1.

   Hunters may apply for controlled hunts at any hunting and fishing license vendor, Fish and Game office; with a credit card by calling 1-800-55HUNT5; or online at The application fee is $6.25 per person for residents and $14.75 for nonresidents. An additional fee is charged for telephone and Internet applications.

   Spring turkey controlled hunt information is listed in the 2011-2012 Upland Game Rules book. Spring 2011 bear controlled hunt information is in the 2010 Big Game Seasons and Rules book.

   Hunters must have a 2011 Idaho hunting license to apply.

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