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Moose, Bighorn Sheep and Mountain Goat Controlled Hunt Application Period is Now Open

Idaho Fish and Game

The application period for moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goat controlled hunts is now open and runs through April 30. Hunters can apply online or at any Fish and Game office, license vendor or by telephone by calling (800) 554-8685.

Hunters are reminded that Fish and Game no longer accept mail-in applications, and that moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goat controlled hunt tags are excluded from designation by any parent or grandparent to their minor child or grandchild.

Moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goat-controlled hunts remain unchanged for nonresident hunters, who can still apply, and are limited to no more than 10 percent of the total number of tags for each species.

To apply for moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goat hunts, each applicant must possess a 2022 Idaho hunting or combination license. There is a nonrefundable application fee of $16.75 for residents and $45.75 for non-residents. Moose, sheep, and goat hunt applicants must pay the tag fee along with the application fee when they apply. The total application fees for moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goats are:

  • Residents under Price Lock: $183.50
  • Residents without Price Lock: $216.50
  • Nonresidents: $2,672.50

Moose, sheep, and goat drawing results will be online in early June. Tag fees will be refunded to those who did not draw, but not the hunting license or application fees.

A person is allowed to apply for one of these three species in a year, and those who apply for a moose, sheep or goat hunt are ineligible for most deer, elk, and pronghorn controlled hunt drawings. For more details, see page 37 of the rules booklet.
For more information, review the 2021-2022 Moose, Bighorn Sheep, and Mountain Goat Seasons and Rules brochure, which is available at Fish and Game offices and license vendors.

Moose, sheep, and goat tags are among Idaho’s most coveted hunts, and also among the most successful for harvest.
In 2021 hunter’s success was:

  • Moose: 77 percent
  • Sheep: 71.5 percent
  • Goat: 83 percent

Statewide tag numbers 

Tag numbers remain the same as they were in 2021 with the exception of changes to two California bighorn sheep hunts. Hunt 7006 (Hunt Area 46-1) was eliminated because of low bighorn sheep numbers after a pneumonia-related die-off. Hunt 7002 (Hunt Area 41-1) was reduced from 2 tags to 1 tag after gathering new survey information in the summer of 2021.

Moose hunters are reminded that in addition to the controlled hunts, there are four moose tags available through Fish and Game’s Super Hunt program, or on Page 28 of the 2021-22 Moose, Bighorn Sheep, and Mountain Goat Seasons and Rules booklet. The deadline for entries for the first Super Hunt drawing is May 31.