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UPDATE: Fish and Game amends suspension of out-of-state permits

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POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - UPDATED April 9, 2020 8:45 a.m. Idaho Fish and Game made some changes to allow loopholes in the out-of-state suspension of hunting and fishing permits.

On April 4, the Fish and Game Commission temporarily suspended the sale of nonresident licenses, tags and permits. Then, Thursday, the commission made some adjustments for people who had been boxed out of the hunting season.

People who moved to Idaho less than six months ago but have not gotten their Idaho residency or drivers license can now purchase nonresident permits under certain conditions. Read those here.

Nonresidents who bought a black bear tag before April 4 can now buy bear bait permits via mail and at department offices.

Nonresidents who have a written (but unsigned) agreement with a licensed outfitter before April 4 can buy licenses, tags and permits for the outfitted trip. Written agreements include a letter signed by the client, an exchange of emails, confirmation or reservation or an exchange of emails with payment of a deposit.

See the details about the suspension and the new amendments by clicking here.

ORIGINAL STORY: To limit the spread of the coronavirus, Idaho Fish and Game is suspending nonresident fishing and hunting license, tags and permits.

Effective April 4, the suspension will continue for the time being. The Fish and Game Commission found the suspension helpful to Idaho public health orders to self-isolate.

Residents are still able to purchase tags and permits and can get licenses online. The hunting and fishing seasons are still in effect.

People who purchased nonresident tags, permits and licenses before April 4 can still use them for the season. Out-of-state hunters who bought a 2020 license can still apply for controlled hunts for the fall, according to Fish and Game.

See more details by clicking here.

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Emma Iannacone

Emma Iannacone

Emma is a reporter for Local News 8 and KIDK Eyewitness News 3.


1 Comment

  1. Sounds like a good idea. Idaho is, if not an ‘island’ in regards to COVID-19, a relatively healthy environment. Discouraging out-of-staters is a smart move. While it will, no doubt, cause some tourist businesses to lose some money, we in Idaho really need to realize that the general health and lack of
    everybodyrightnexttoeverybodyELSE is passively prophylactic for these types of problems. Kudos to Idaho Fish and Game for realizing this and acting ON that realization!

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