Callie Williams, a freshman at Grangeville High School, bagged this buck Oct. 25 while hunting with her grandfather, Will Williams. She fired her Winchester .245 from the prone position at a range of 284 yards after turning down 12 bucks during several weeks of hunting, Will Williams said.
Idaho Fish and Game will mail out more than 100,000 postcards reminding hunters to file harvest reports on their deer, elk and pronghorn hunts.
Though most deer, elk, and pronghorn hunts are closed now, a few hunts are still open; especially late archery and muzzleloader hunts, as well as white-tailed deer hunts in northern Idaho.
Hunters are required to file a report on their deer, elk and pronghorn tags by 10 days after harvesting or by 10 days after the end of the hunt.
Hunters are required to file a report for each tag they bought regardless of whether they went hunting. These reports provide key information the Department uses to optimize opportunities for all hunters.
Hunters who report by Dec. 1, or within 10 days of the season closing, are automatically entered into a special drawing for an extra elk, deer or pronghorn tag.
The extra tag allows hunters to participate in any open hunt in the state for deer, elk, or pronghorn.
The easiest way to submit the hunter report is online at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/hunt/?getPage=106, using your hunting license or tag number and your last name. Submitting online is the surest way to get confirmation the report was received.
Fish and Game also has a 24-hour, toll-free phone line for reporting: 1-877-268-9365. The line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
You will be asked for your tag numbers or hunting license numbers, the number of days hunted, the game management unit, the date of harvest and the number of antler points or length of horns in inches.
For questions or problems entering a hunter report call Fish and Game’s Wildlife Bureau at 334-2920.