January 27, 2011

Apply now for spring turkey, black bear controlled hunts

By Ed Mitchell, IDFG

   The application period for spring turkey and black bear controlled hunts is open 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.

   Information on spring hunts is available in the current upland game and turkey rules and spring 2011 bear hunts are listed in the 2010 big game rules brochures. Hunters also may check with Fish and Game offices or vendors for new controlled hunt numbers, or online at

   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 nonrefundable application fee for each species is $6.25 per person for residents and $14.75 for nonresidents. An additional fee is charged for telephone and Internet applications.

   Hunters must have a 2011 Idaho hunting license to apply.

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