Idaho’s hunting trophy records have recently become available on the Fish and Game Department’s Internet website.
Previously published only in a hard-to-find booklet, the document detailing current Idaho hunting records can be found at http://state.id.us/fishgame/fishgame.html/
Click the “What’s New” button on the front page and scroll down the list to find the link to big game records. The records were compiled by department retiree Ralph Pehrson, a Boone and Crockett representative.
Besides making the document widely available, publishing it on the Internet means the records can be updated more rapidly than the printed book.
IDAHO BIG-GAME RECORDS Species Hunter Where taken Year Score Elk, typical Elmer Baucus Weiser River 1954 412-5/8 Elk, nontypical Steven Mullin Shoshone County 1981 423-6/8* Whitetail, typical Aaron McNall Boundary County 1993 182-5/8 Whitetail, nontyp. James Reimer Idaho 1982 268** Mule deer, typical Ray Talbot Franklin County 1961 215-5/8 Mule deer, nontyp. Grover Browning Madison County 1960 320-4/8 Pronghorn Dale Nealis Jefferson County 1961 86-6/8 Black bear Tim Bartlett Unit 11 1991 22-2/16 Cougar Gene Alford Selway River 1988 16-3/16 California bighorn Bob Miller Owyhee County 1995 168-7/8 Rocky Mt. bighorn Richard Aznaran Nez Perce County 1994 196 Mountain goat H.B. Lawrence Salmon River 1971 53-2/8 Moose Linda Mort Idaho County 1987 202-4/8
*-Taken with bow and arrow.
**-Trophy was found, confiscated, donated or purchased. Name is last recorded owner.