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IDFG offices reopened for license services on Monday, May 18

by Brian Pearson, Conservation Public Information Specialist, Idaho Department of Fish and Game

Idaho Department of Fish and Game offices around the state reopened to the public Monday, May 18 for license services, having been closed to the public since March 27 due to COVID-19.

Although open, Fish and Game continues to encourage use of online purchase (idfg.idaho.gov/buy-online) and telesales (1-800-554-8685) to meet licensing needs.

In accordance with Governor Brad Little's guidance for Stage 2 of Idaho Rebounds, people should expect some changes when visiting their local Fish and Game office to buy a license, tag or permit, including social distance requirements and limitations on the number of people who can be in the lobby at one time. Also, at this time, all Fish and Game offices are not accepting cash payments, and people will only be able to pay using a debit card or check.

Some services will continue to be available by appointment, including the sale of outfitter tags and checking in harvested black bears, mountain lions, and wolves according to big game regulations. Some regional offices will be accepting walk-ins for checking in animals, but hunters should call ahead of time to find out if that is the case in their region.

Fish and Game is also scheduling license service-related appointments for elderly and high-risk individuals to help limit the number of people they interact with while visiting a Fish and Game regional office.

For more information, contact the Fish and Game office in the region:

  • Panhandle Region: 208-769-1414
  • Clearwater Region: 208-799-5010
  • Southwest Region (McCall): 208-634-8137
  • Southwest Region (Nampa): 208-465-8465
  • Magic Valley Region: 208-324-4359
  • Southeast Region: 208-232-4703
  • Upper Snake Region: 208-525-7290
  • Salmon Region: 208-756-2271
  • Headquarters Office: 208-334-3700

Window on the Clearwater
P.O. Box 2444
Orofino, ID 83544
Phone: (208) 476-0733
Fax: (208) 476-4140