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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.

***Attention all Idaho Outfitters! New rules are in place, however, implementation of the new guide licensure will not take place until 2024 at the earliest. More information will be available as we get closer to implementation.

2023-2024 Capped and Controlled Hunt Designations are set, and all designated allocated tags are available at IDFG offices starting May 1st with the exception of controlled hunt tags. Controlled Hunt tags will not be available until July 3rd. 


The Idaho Department of Fish & Game has new regulations available on its website regarding the 2023 seasons. Please keep in mind that controlled hunt numbers have changed and certain hunting seasons/areas have also changed for the upcoming season.

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.”