HUNTING — Idaho Fish and Game answers a question that's probably important to an share of my readers, the proportion of which we will keep to ourselves:
Ask Fish and Game: Archery for Felons?
Q. Can a felon hunt with a bow in Idaho?
A. It depends on the felony. Under Idaho law, anyone convicted of any of 36 felonies may not own, use or carry a firearm, which the law defines as “any weapon from which a shot, projectile or other object may be discharged by force of combustion, explosive, gas and/or mechanical means, whether operable or inoperable.” That would include a bow (and muzzleloader equipment).
The right can under some circumstances be restored, unless the crime was murder in the first or second degree, or if conviction included the use of a firearm in the commission of any the listed felonies.
(For a list of felonies see Idaho Code Title 18, Chapter 3, section 18-310.)