IDAHO FISH AND GAME
CLEARWATER REGION NEWS RELEASE
All fishing and hunting licenses purchased within six months of the issue date of a first time Idaho driver license are now sent to the local conservation officer where the license applicant lives. The officer receives an e-mail with the license information to initiate the verification of residency.
Idaho State law requires 6-months continuous domicile in Idaho to be
eligible for resident Fish and Game licenses. In addition, applicants who do
not submit any driver's license, claiming to be non-drivers, are
cross-checked to determine if they possess another state's driver's
IDFG also has additional cross-checking assistance from the Idaho Tax Commission. Although this exchange will be limited only to current filing status such as resident, non-resident or not on file, this information will significantly assist in the apprehension of nonresidents purchasing resident Idaho fishing and hunting licenses.
"These new tools will give officers a big lift in identifying non-residents who try to cheat the State out of revenue," says Rand. "If you violate, you will be contacted."
Anyone with questions regarding residency license requirements is encouraged to contact their nearest IDFG office before purchasing a license.
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