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Idaho spring hunt applications coming due

Wild turkey gobblers strut among hens on April 11, 2012. (Courtesy photo)
Wild turkey gobblers strut among hens on April 11, 2012. (Courtesy photo)

HUNTING -- Sportsmen have until Feb. 15 to apply for Idaho's spring black bear controlled hunts and until March 1 to apply for controlled wild turkey  hunts.

Spring turkey and spring black bear seasons start April 15, with some controlled hunts opening later.  Turkey youth hunts open April 8. 

Hunters may apply for controlled hunts at any hunting and fishing license vendor, Fish and Game office, or online.

The application fee is $6.25 per person for residents and $14.75 for nonresidents.  An additional fee is charged for telephone and Internet applications.  Hunters must have a 2014 Idaho hunting license to apply.

Spring 2014 bear controlled hunt information is in the 2013 Big Game Seasons and Rules book.  Spring turkey controlled hunt information is available at Fish and Game’s website and the the 2014-2015 Upland Game, Furbearer and Turkey Rules book will be available by mid-February. 

Leftover controlled hunt tags for spring turkey and bear controlled hunts go on sale April 1.

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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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