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IDFG Reminds Big Game Hunters to Submit Mandatory Hunter Reports

Idaho Department of Fish and Game

Photo Courtesy of Gregg Sevheen | Idaho Department of Fish and Game

As preparations begin for the 2023-2024 big game seasons, Idaho Department of Fish and Game reminds hunters who purchased an elk, deer, or pronghorn tag they are required to submit a Mandatory Hunter Report – even if a hunter did not hunt or harvest an animal. The report is a quick and easy questionnaire about your hunting season. 

Hunters are required to submit a report 10 days after harvest, or if the hunter did not harvest, 10 days after the closing date of their season. 

For bear, wolf, lion, or moose, please report your harvest at any Idaho Fish and Game regional office, official checkpoint, or to a conservation officer within 10 days of the date of kill. Reporting unsuccessful hunts for these species is not required at this time.

How to Submit a Report

Download the Go Outdoors Idaho App directly onto your smartphone or tablet, or submit your form online at  

Prefer to speak to a live operator? Available 7 days a week, dial 1-877-268-9365 between the hours of 7:00am-10:30pm MST (excludes major holidays). Please have your hunting license number handy.   

How Reports Help Big Game Management

When hunters file their report on time, they provide critical hunt and harvest information to wildlife managers, which in return helps:

  • gauge the health of the herds across the state
  • assess hunting pressure 
  • set seasons and rules for the following hunting season