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Regulating the outfitting and guiding industry in Idaho

Our goal is to properly regulate the outfitting and guiding industry in Idaho for the purpose of safeguarding the health, safety, and welfare of the public. By doing so, we contribute to the conservation of Idaho's fish, wildlife, and natural resources.

***As of February 2nd, Historical Use is now final for all those that do not have a pending Hardship Case.


The Idaho Department of Fish & Game Commission will be meeting on March 16th to set the capped and controlled hunt seasons and allocation for 2023 and 2024. Once the allocation is set the Board will meet to set designations at their next board meeting. Designated tags will not be available for purchase until after the designations become final. Keep an eye on your emails and this website for more information and updates.

More Information can be found in the March Newsletter under the Allocation tab.

Outfitter license renewals are coming up in March, are you ready?

License renewals for 2023 are due by March 31, 2023. Use reports must be entered online through the Use Report Tool - Online before renewing, and we need a current copy of your certificate of liability on file. Please email your certificate of liability to along with any questions on the licensing process.
The office will be closed during the holiday season for the following dates;
• February 20, 2023 Presidents Day
Current Board Members: 
• Brad Compton, Board Chairman
• Louise Stark, Board Vice-Chairman
• Tammy Overacker, Board Member
• Erik Weiseth, Board Member
• Dennis Skinner, Board Member


The Licensing Board is charged with regulating the outfitting and guiding industry for the express purpose of safeguarding the health, safety, and welfare of the public, and to assist with conservation efforts to preserve the state’s fish, wildlife, and natural resources.  


The Licensing Board foresees continuing growth in the state’s tourism industry, and a reasonable amount of change occurring in the commercial recreational services “Outfitting and Guiding.”