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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.

***Non-Allocated tags must be reported to the Idaho Fish & Game Department by December 20, 2022***

Reminder: In order to report non-allocated tags a complete and accurate Outfitter Use Verification form must be submitted to IDFG along with payment of $20 per tag you wish to report.


2023 Nonresident general season deer and elk tags go on sale Dec. 1. Allocated outfitter tags will not be available during this sale. See the website link for important information regarding the sale.

Next round of use report verifications will be coming late January, early February ahead of the IDFG Allocation of capped zones and controlled hunts. Interlocutory Order Letters determine outfitters use history based on what is submitted by the outfitter to IDFG. It is important to review these letters and if any discrepancies are found please notify the Board by emailing There is only a 14-day window for reconsideration, after the 14 days if no objections are made to your use history, they become final.

January will also be the time period for Hardship requests. More instructions on that process to follow in December.
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.
Office will be closed during the holiday season for the following dates;
• November 24, 2022 Thanksgiving Holiday
• December 26, 2022 Christmas Holiday (Observed)
• January 2, 2023 New Years Day (Observed)
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.”