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Idaho Controlled Hunt notification for deer, elk, pronghorn, fall bear and fall turkey hunt winners will be notified by July 10. Winners must buy their tags by August 1, or the hunt goes into the second drawing applications period of August 5-15. Winners of second controlled hunt drawing for above species will be notified by August 25. See 2014 Big Game Seasons and Rules book for controlled hunts for above mentioned species. The new Rules book should be available at your local vendors.

Minimum Age for hunting big game in Idaho has been lowered from 12 to 10. This new law does not take effect until July 1, 2014.

Personal Use Mushroom Permits
Free mushroom-picking, personal-use-only permits for burn areas in Boise National Forest are available at your Idaho City Ranger Station. These free permits are for last year’s burn areas: Elk, Little Queens, Pine Creek and Trinity Ridge fire areas (on the Mountain Home and Idaho City Ranger Districts, plus a portion of the Little Queens fire area within the Sawtooth NRA) ONLY. Permits are valid until July 14. Personal use allows up to 5 gallons per day and must not be sold, bartered or given away! No permit is required for personal use picking elsewhere on Boise National Forest grounds. For more information call the Interagency Visitor Center at 373-4007. No commercial permits will be issued for Boise National Forest in 2014.

Clark Fork Delta Restoration to begin in earnest from November 2014 through March 2015, when Lake Pend Oreille in northern Idaho is drawn down. This summer road improvements will be made and the staging of equipment and raw materials. The project is being implemented through a partnership between numerous public and private entities. Volunteer opportunities are posted on a new website: Clark Fork Delta.

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A young graduate of the state hunter education program with a snipe taken on a southwest Idaho bird hunt

Seasons for Ocean-run (anadromous) Chinook Salmon. Read Rules carefully. Check lower left at bottom for dates and fishing hours for those dates. Pick up your copy of this separate salmon brochure at local vendors or Fish and Game offices. See also Fishing Access Map for Little Salmon River.

Hunter’s Education Course. Anyone born on or after January 1, 1975 must show proof of having completed a Hunter Education Course unless you’ve previously held a hunting license from another state. These courses are open to anyone, however, who would like to take the course and participate in Field Days.

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