Idaho non-resident hunting fees went up.


I finally decided to give in and try for elk next year in Idaho. Even though it's getting harder and harder to find elk around here, I was still able to scout and locate some bulls, and it's a bucket list item for me.

This year's cost was $154 for the license and $416 for the tag. So $570 all in.

Next year, the license goes up to $185 and the tag is $652, so $837 for the chance at an elk. My brother was lamenting the fact that previously Idaho was the cheapest Western state for non-residents to hunt elk, so this will make him happy.

Not so much for me. I don't think I can justify that sort of cost. Especially if this winter is a bad one and herd numbers are even further reduced for next season.


I feel the pain. I grew up there and go back to visit family, but things are changing such that I really have to think whether I want to pay those rates to hunt. Particularly for a general tag.


That's not that far off from Oregon's non resident license and tags. My brother and his son and friends hunt a spot in eastern Oregon. Good spot, several elk and numerous deer in the last few years. A little more than I want to spend, I guess I could go down and be the camp cook.


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