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Tax time is funding chance for Idaho nongame wildlife

Mountain Bluebird, Idaho's state bird (State of Idaho)
Mountain Bluebird, Idaho's state bird (State of Idaho)

CRITTERS – Fish and game management in Idaho is funded mostly by hunting and fishing license fees. That leaves most nongame programs at the mercy of voluntary contributions by wildlife enthusiasts.

Two easy ways to help fund programs for critters ranging from bluebirds to wolverines include:

  • State income tax forms have an option to donate any amount of a refund to the Nongame Wildlife Conservation Fund administered by Idaho Fish and Game.
  • Vehicle license plates featuring a bluebird channel channel funding to the nongame program.


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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