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Idaho Fish and Game offices will close starting March 27

Idaho Fish and Game extends big game application period following computer problem
Posted at 4:32 PM, Mar 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-26 18:32:04-04

BOISE, Idaho — Consistent with the Governor’s statewide, stay-at-home order to aid in reducing the spread of COVID-19 in our community, Fish and Game public offices will close starting March 27 through April 15. Some services will remain available by appointment by calling the office Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Services will include sale of items that cannot be bought online, or by telephone, such as bear bait permits and outfitter tags. Checking in harvested black bears, mountain lions and wolves per big game regulations also will require an appointment. Here’s a list of F&G offices and phone numbers.

Starting March 30, Fish and Game offices will no longer accept cash payments. Only debit cards and checks will be accepted at offices. For more information see this related media release.

Fish and Game officials are encouraging people to buy licenses, tags and permits online as well as apply for controlled hunts online. Online buying allows people the option of using a credit card or debit card, and offers 24/7 access from the convenience of a computer. People can also buy licenses and tags by phone with a credit or debit card by calling (800) 554-8685.

The office closure will be effective through April 15 but may be adjusted in response to updates to the state-wide stay at home order. For more information and updates regarding Covid-19 and Idaho Fish and Game, go to the department's COVID-19 information page