Today's Hunter in Idaho

Today's Hunter in Idaho


Today's Hunter in Idaho: A Guide to Hunting Responsibly and Safely is a student manual developed for hunting students in Idaho, approved by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. This manual introduces you to U.S. hunting regulations and provides general information about firearm equipment, basic shooting and hunting skills, ethics and safety, survival skills, and wildlife identification.

Idaho features more square miles of wilderness than any other state in the contiguous United States. In addition to private lands, Idaho boasts 32 Wildlife Management Areas where you can find elk, deer, pronghorn, black bears, mountain lions, wolves, moose, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, and more. Explore waterfowl hunting near American Falls, or take in big game in Owyhee County. No matter what you seek, you’re sure to find something you like in Idaho.

With this handbook, you can ensure you are well-prepared to make every hunting trip a safe one. Hunting safety is everyone’s responsibility.

Topics include:

  • Using the Correct Ammunition
  • Good Marksmanship and Accuracy
  • Hunting Strategies
  • Primitive Hunting Equipment and Techniques
  • Safely Carrying Firearms in the Field
  • Hunter Ethics
  • Preparation and Survival Skills
  • Wildlife Identification
  • And much more…

Hunter Education

Make your learning about hunting safety fun and easy by taking an online hunter education course at Hunter Ed works with IHEA-USA, more than 35 state agencies, and industry partners to develop approved and recognized online hunter safety courses. With a safety course, hunters of all ages can become more successful and ethical hunters.

Anyone born after Dec. 31, 1974, who hunts in Idaho needs to pass an Idaho Hunter Safety course (or show proof that they held a license previously). Become a safer hunter today!