HUNTING -- Sportsmen in Idaho and Washington are required to file online or on-phone reports on whether they filled their big game tags. The information is critical to wildlife biologists trying to manage big-game herds.
IDAHO requires hunters to file a report on their deer, elk and pronghorn hunts within 10 days after harvest or within 10 days after the end of the hunt if they did not harvest.
Hunters are required to file a report for each tag they bought whether they went hunting or not.
Idaho Fish and Game has a 24-hour, toll-free phone line to speak to a live operator when filing reports. Call (877) 268-9365 to file reports 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Or go to the Fish and Game Website to file a report online.
The information from past years is available online to help hunters plan their hunts. See the following web pages for the Idaho data.
WASHINGTON requires hunters to submit a hunter report for each big game or turkey transport tag and special hunting permit acquired for the previous hunting season by Jan. 31.
Get the details for online reporting here.
Hunter Reports also can be filed by toll-free phone, (877) 945-3492.
See data compiled from Washington's game harvest reports.