Commission keeps prepayment rule for moose, sheep and goat tags

Print Article

Idaho Fish and Game commissioners rescinded a proposal that would allow hunters to forego prepaying moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat tags when applying for those controlled hunts in the spring.

Those hunts will remain under the existing rules, which means residents and nonresidents must pay the application fee and tag fee to apply, as well as have a valid hunting license.

Application fees for moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goats will increase in 2018 to $16.75 for residents and $41.75 for nonresidents, which was part of the legislation passed in 2017 that included hikes for nearly all resident hunting, fishing and trapping licenses, tags and permits.

Fish and Game has seen the number of applicants for moose, bighorn sheep and goat tags steadily increase in recent years, and commissioners have grappled with how to keep drawing odds from getting slimmer for those coveted tags.

Commissioners were concerned if hunters could forgo paying up front for a tag when they apply, it would give them more incentive to apply. For nonresidents that would mean not having to put up $2,101, which does not including the license or application fee. Nonresidents are eligible for up to 10 percent of the tags, but the tag fee is refunded after if they’re not drawn, but not the license or the application fee.

Residents also have to pay for the tag up front when they apply, along with the application fee and have a hunting license, but residents pay $166.75 for a moose, sheep or mountain goat tag.

The application period for those tags is April 1 through April 30.

Print Article

Read More Outdoors

Idaho steelhead fishing continues, with exception of two area closures

December 13, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press A last-minute deal forged between environmentalists, a steelhead angling advocacy group and Idaho Fish and Game commissioners will allow fishers to continue to chase steelhead in much of Idaho. The...

Comments

Read More

Hunter comments wanted for moose, sheep, goat seasons

December 13, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press Idaho Fish and Game biologists in the Salmon Region want to hear from hunters on proposed changes to moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat seasons for 2019 and 2020. The proposed changes were devel...

Comments

Read More

Of guns, gunmakers and granddaughters

December 13, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press The rifle Tera Wolfe packed to the edge of a field five years ago during her first whitetail deer hunt had a light-colored, hardwood stock with a classic comb. Its barrel was machined in the house wh...

Comments

Read More

RALPH BARTHOLDT: The religion of solid ground while driving over lake ice on a sultry winter’s day

December 13, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press If you find yourself in a car careening across the ice of a frozen lake this winter, you may do well to keep the door ajar, if just for the sake of the guy riding shotgun who yells, “Crack your door!...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(208) 664-8176
215 N. Second St
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814

©2018 The Coeur d'Alene Press Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X