Idaho Hunting and Fishing License Sales to Shut Down Temporarily
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) People hoping to get a license to hunt or fish in Idaho will need to wait for several hours while the state's wildlife agency moves to a new system. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game says the old system for selling hunting tags, fishing licenses, and permits will go offline at 11 p.m. mountain time tonight. The new system will not be operational until noon on March 1. Until then, no transactions will be conducted. Those wanting turkey controlled hunt permits are encouraged to apply before the deadline, which coincides with the shutdown. Fish and Game has contracted with JMT to provide the new licensing system and do controlled hunt drawings. The state agency hasn't changed it's system since 2007 and sells roughly 1.9 million licenses, tags and controlled hunts a year.