Hunting

Our surrounding mountains are legendary for the yearly hunting trips and the great tales of adventures of the hunt around the fire afterward.  In Valley County, there are seasons for black bear, mountain lion, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, elk, deer, antelope and upland game birds. A lot of the game is easily accessible requiring a little amount of travel, and guided trips into the wilderness area are always an option. There are different areas and weeks for archery, rifle, shotgun and muzzleloader.

Our local Fish and Game Department can assist you with any questions, and most of our retailers sell tags as well as any equipment you may need.

Seasons & Rules

Big Game

Upland Game, Furbearer & Turkey

Moose, Bighorn Sheep & Mountain Goat

Migratory Game Bird

Hunter’s Education

Hunter’s education courses prevent accidents and save lives. Since states have begun requiring hunter education, over the last 30 years hunting incidents have drastically decreased, while the number of hunters has increased. Today, hunting is one of the safest outdoor activities you can enjoy.

All states and provinces that have mandatory hunter education requirements will accept Idaho Hunter Education certifications. Likewise, Idaho will accept hunter education certifications that are issued by other states and provinces that meet official IHEA-USA requirements. (This is known as “reciprocity.”). Hunter’s Education is a requirement to purchase a hunting license in Idaho if you were born after January 1, 1975. Minimum age to take Hunter’s Education is 10.

Online Certification Information

General Information
Valley County Recreation Director
Larry Laxson

Larry Laxson
Parks and Rec Director

Danny Amen
Assistant Parks and Rec Director