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Options for Active Military Personnel

The ID Department of Fish and Game appreciates the sacrifices our active military personnel make on behalf of Idahoans and all Americans. As a small token of our appreciation we have some special programs for men and women who are serving in the military. Whether you are involved in combat overseas or defending freedom here at home we hope you will take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy the abundance of fish and wildlife ID has to offer.

Definition of Residency: TITLE 36; FISH AND GAME; CHAPTER 2; CLASSIFICATIONS AND DEFINITIONS

  • Idaho residents who are in the military service of the United States and maintain ID as their official state of residence as shown on their current leave and earnings statement, together with their spouse and children under eighteen (18) years of age living in the household, shall be eligible for the purchase of resident licenses.
  •   A member of the military service of the United States or of a foreign country, together with his spouse and children under eighteen (18) years of age residing in his household, who have been officially transferred, stationed, domiciled and on active duty in this state for a period of thirty (30) days last preceding application shall be eligible, as long as such assignment continues, to purchase a resident license.
  • A member of the state national guard or air national guard, domiciled in this state for a period of thirty (30) days last preceding application shall be eligible, as long as such residency continues, to purchase a resident license.

Furlough License Fees
Fish and Game offers Gem State residents on leave from the military these discounts on licenses:

Military Furlough Combination Hunting/Fishing – $17.50 (Standard fee is $33.50)
Military Furlough Fishing – $ 17.50 (Standard fee is $25.75)

Resident Fees for Nonresident Military Stationed in ID
Fish and Game offers resident fees on licenses, tags and permits for military personnel stationed in ID for at least 30 days.

Rain check/Refund
Any man or woman serving in an active military conflict will be eligible to receive a rain check or refund for licenses, tags or permits they were unable to use due to their deployment. For more information contact Fish and Game headquarters or the office in your region, or print a request form and mail it to Fish and Game Headquarters in Boise, ID.

Military Status Residency Affidavit
This document has been developed to allow new ID military arrivals to buy resident licenses once they have been in state at least 30 days. The affidavit allows the purchase of resident fish and game licenses/tags by active duty full-time military personnel, including his/her spouse and children (less than 18 years of age) living in the same household after 30 days of continuous residency in the Gem State. It is only valid for 30 days after the date of issuance. Please see the Military Status Residency Affidavit for more information.

Disabled Veterans

Disabled Veterans Special Big Game Tag Program

The Disabled Veterans Special Big Game Tag Program allows a qualified organization to apply for a special big game hunt tag on behalf of a disabled veteran. A qualified organization is defined as a 501(c)(3) or 501 (c)(19) nonprofit organization, or a government agency, with a mission to afford opportunities, experiences and assistance to disabled veterans. The program is not limited to organizations in ID. Idaho Fish and Game makes five tags available each year for disabled veterans for any deer, elk, pronghorn, moose, black bear or mountain lion hunt. Tags may be requested for general or controlled hunts. An additional five tags may be available each year. Participants are exempt from licensing requirements. The program is a first-come, first-served, once in a lifetime opportunity. The application, at the link below, must be used to apply.

Application for a Disabled Veterans Special Big Game Hunt – PDF, 85 KB

Resident Disabled American Veterans

Resident disabled American veterans may be eligible for DAV reduced fees for licenses and tags. The DAV license, $5, allows the disabled veteran to purchase reduced fee Disabled American Veteran tags for deer $10.75, elk $16.50, bear $6.75, or turkey $10.75. They must submit a letter from the Veterans Affairs office verifying a service-connected disability rating of 40 percent or greater. Such documentation may bear any date prior to license application. Documentation for the resident DAV license will be required only for the initial application and will not be required for subsequent applications.

Nonresident Disabled Veterans

Nonresident disabled veterans participating in a hunt in association with a qualified organization may be eligible for reduced fees for licenses and tags. To qualify, nonresident disabled veterans must meet the definitions and provide the three documentation items listed below to an Idaho Department of Fish and Game office in person or by mail to: License Supervisor, P.O. Box 25, Boise, ID 83707.

  •  A letter from the Veterans Affairs office verifying a service-connected disability rating of 40 percent or greater. Such documentation can bear any date prior to license application.
  •  A current letter from a qualified organization documenting that the license applicant is participating in a hunt in association with the organization. For the purposes of this program participation includes but is not limited to: arranging access for the hunt through a landowner or outfitter, connecting the participant with an outfitter, organizing a group of individuals to participate in the hunt, providing funds, equipment or other direct support for the hunt.
  • Documentation of the participating organization’s mission to offer opportunities, experiences, and assistance to disabled veterans (typically provided by including a copy of the organization’s mission statement) and their nonprofit status under 501(c)(3) or 501 (c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Code or the qualified organization is a government agency with a mission to offer opportunities, experiences, and assistance to disabled veterans.

This documentation must be provided annually.

Nonresident disabled veterans who meet these conditions may be eligible for reduced fees: hunting license $5; deer tag $10.75; elk tag $16.50; bear tag $6.75; and turkey tag $10.75.

License Information

General Hunting Fishing
Purchase License Online Hunting License Information Fishing License Information
Duplicate / Replacement Lifetime Licensing Lifetime Licensing
License Agent Listings Hunting Regulations Fishing Regulations
Permits Gun Regulations Disabled Veteran License Information

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