A gift certificate is the best way to get give hunting and fishing licenses for Christmas. Adult residents age 18 and over have to buy their own license because they need to show proof of residency. Idaho Fish and Game gift certificates can be redeemed only at Fish and Game regional offices.
Several options and price ranges are available. Lifetime licenses cost from $276.75 to $1,113.00, depending on the age of the recipient. Seasonal licenses sell from $7.25 for junior hunting to $124.25 for the Sportsman’s Package. A hunting license costs $12.75, or $34.75 for a three-year license; and a fishing license costs $25.75, or $73.75 for a three-year license.
The Sportsman’s Package includes hunting and fishing licenses, tags for deer, elk, bear, mountain lion, gray wolf, turkey, salmon and steelhead as well as archery and muzzleloader permits for $70 less than buying the items separately.
IDFG also offers tickets for Super Hunt drawings for individual deer, elk, antelope or moose hunts, and Super Hunt Combos for deer, elk, antelope and moose. The money raised from the purchase of these tickets goes to the Access Yes! program. The tickets can be purchased at any license vendor.
Nonresident tag sales start Dec. 1
The 2014 licenses, tags and permits go on sale at 12:01 a.m. MST, Sunday, Dec. 1. Nonresidents can buy licenses, deer and elk tags, while residents can buy licenses and receipts for deer and elk tags to redeem after controlled hunt drawings in July.