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Hunting in Idaho: 3 Animals to Hunt in the Fall

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When it comes to hunting in Idaho, not all big game animals can be hunted legally during the same seasons. Here are three animals you can legally hunt during the fall season, between September and November, as long as you have a valid Idaho hunting license and tag and follow all state rules and regulations pertain to legal hunting in Idaho.

The cost of a hunting license and animal tag fee varies greatly depending on whether or not you live in Idaho.

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1. Gray Wolves
Gray wolves can be hunted nearly everywhere in the state in the fall — the wolf season runs from the end of August to the end of March in most parts of Idaho. That said, in many areas, there is a harvest limit on the number of wolves that can be hunted and after the limit is met the season ends in this zone. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game provides information on which zones are open and closed for gray wolf hunting.

2. Black Bears
There are two black bear seasons in Idaho: fall and spring. During this time, it is legal to hunt one bear per tag in certain regions as long as you do not kill a female with cubs. Black bears are one of only two big game species in Idaho that can be hunted with the assistance of dogs, but you will also need to follow rules pertaining to this, and not all areas are open to dog hunters at all times. It is also illegal to hunt grizzly bears, which are federally protected..

As of 2015, a black bear tag costs $11.50 for Idaho residents and $186 for out of state visitors. This is in addition to the hunting license you'll also need to purchase. The Department of Fish and Game has more information.

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3. Elk
Elk can be hunted in Idaho in fall, but how you can kill the animal, and which animals can be killed when, will depend on the month you are hunting. For instance, in August and September in most regions of Idaho, you can only use a bow and arrow to hunt elk. In October, nearly any weapon can be used in any region. In November, many regions require you to only use a muzzleloader weapon. Antler length is also important. Check out the Idaho Fish and Game website for more elk hunting rules.

This article is for information only. Please check current regulations before hunting.

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