Elk NetworkIdaho Hunting Licenses Cost More, But There's a Catch

General | February 3, 2018

If you want to hunt or fish in Idaho in 2018, it will cost you more unless you hunted or fished there in 2017. Idaho has a new program called Price Lock that allows sportsmen and women to lock in the price of their hunting tags and fishing licenses from a year earlier.

“No one likes to pay more than they did, and in this case they are not,” Roger Phillips, Idaho Department of Fish and Game spokesman, told the Coeur d’Alene Press.

The goal of the program is to encourage sportsmen and women who occasionally venture in the outdoors to purchase a tag or license every year.

According to Phillips, Price Lock ensures that an Idaho resident who paid $12.75 for a hunting license in 2017 does not have to pay the new higher $15.75 cost in 2018. Same goes for buying an elk tag. It will remain $30.75 for those who bought a tag in 2017. Those who did not buy a 2017 elk tag will now pay $36.75 in 2018.