Non-Res Application Question

conibear

Active Member
Oct 15, 2017
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Happy 2019 all, trying for first time to apply for a controlled deer hunt in Idaho and I'm stumped. Do I need to purchase the $154 Hunting/3 Day Fishing before I can apply for a controlled hunt? Is this refunded if I don't draw?

I sent them an email asking and hopefully will hear back next week.

Thanks everybody have a great '19
 

bdan68

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Nov 13, 2013
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Rochester, Washington
Yes you need the hunting license and no they won't refund your money if you don't draw. You'd still have the option of buying a general deer tag if you don't draw the controlled hunt, so you can still make use of the hunting license and hunt anyway.
 

andrew12gauge

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Aug 26, 2016
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I second the above post, and the new regulations should be out late March-early April and the application period will be may 1-june 5


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swampokie

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Jul 29, 2013
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Im donating the hunting license money for a 99.4% chance of not drawing a sheep tag. Way too far to drive for a general deer tag. I must be crazy
 

gonhunting247

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Jan 21, 2014
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The late White tail hunt is a great way to make use of the license if you don't draw the controlled hunt!
 

Drifter2007

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May 22, 2019
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I have been hunting Idaho in OTC units the last 4 years. Idaho has great controlled hunt opportunities for residents. For non residents I think it is a waste of time, especially for any of the unusual critters, ie moose, sheep, goats. If you look at the draw odds, Out of all of the non residents that applied for moose, bighorn sheep and mtn goats not one single tag was drawn for a non resident. There are resident hunts that offer great draw odds, just not worth it as a non resident. For deer and elk there is some great OTC tags that can be had, and you can buy a OTC wolf tag as well. How many places can you do that?
 

andrew12gauge

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Aug 26, 2016
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People forget to pick up their tags. Some good ones will be in there. Long odds but worth the $6.25 for a shot


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