Hunting Year-Round in Idaho

Idaho, a treasure trove for outdoor enthusiasts, is a paradise for hunters with its diverse landscapes and abundant wildlife. Whether you're a seasoned hunter or just starting your hunting journey, Idaho offers year-round opportunities to keep your adrenaline pumping and your senses attuned to the wild.

Idaho's Hunting Seasons

The thrill of the hunt commences throughout the year in Idaho, with various hunting seasons catering to different game species. From the excitement of pursuing deer in the fall to the challenge of chasing elusive upland birds in the spring, Idaho has something to offer every hunter, regardless of the season. Familiarize yourself with the key dates and regulations to ensure a successful and safe hunting experience.

Did You Know You Can Hunt Year-Round In Idaho?

In Idaho, you can actually hunt quite a few things year-round, depending on your interest. You can hunt predators, furbearers, upland game birds, and a couple of other things, and we've got a list of what you can hunt year-round in Idaho below. 

Conservation and Wildlife Management

As hunters, we are responsible for stewards of the land and contributing to wildlife conservation. Idaho's commitment to sustainable wildlife management ensures the preservation of its natural resources for future generations. By adhering to ethical hunting practices, respecting regulations, and participating in conservation efforts, hunters play a vital role in balancing ecosystems and preserving wildlife populations.


It's important to remember that:

  • Licenses and permits are still required for all hunting, even year-round species.
  • Some areas may have specific regulations or closures, even for year-round species.
  • Ethical hunting practices are always essential, even for non-game species.


9 Animals You Can Hunt Year-Round In Idaho

If you want to hunt year-round, you can! Here's what you can hunt year-round in Idaho. Contact Idaho Fish & Game for more information.

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