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Application Period for Idaho Spring Controlled Hunts open through Feb. 15

From Idaho Fish and Game

-- Idaho Fish and Game office reports the application period for spring turkey and spring black bear controlled hunts starts January 15 and runs through February 15.

Hunters may apply for controlled hunts at any hunting and fishing license vendor, Fish and Game office; with a credit card by calling 1-800-55HUNT5 or 1-800-824-3729; or online at The nonrefundable application fee is $6.25 per person, per species. An additional service charge is added for telephone and Internet applications - 3 percent of the transaction plus $5.50 for telephone and 3 percent of the transaction plus $3.50 for Internet.

Do not include tag fees with controlled hunt applications. Applicants must have a valid 2009 hunting license.

Successful spring black bear and turkey applicants will be notified no later than March 10. Drawing results also will be available on the Fish and Game Web site. It is the responsibility of applicants to find out whether they were successful in the drawing.

Spring turkey and spring black bear seasons start April 15 - some controlled hunts open later. Leftover tags for spring turkey and bear controlled hunts go on sale April 1.

Be sure to check the appropriate Fish and Game rules book for details - 2008 big game rules for spring black bear, and the 2008-2009 & 2009-2010 upland game rules for spring turkey hunts.

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