Hunters can improve their chances of being drawn for their chosen controlled hunt by also entering the Super Hunt drawing at the same time they apply.
Resident Idaho hunters pay a $6.25 application fee and get one chance for a tag in a controlled hunt unit of their choice for deer, elk, pronghorn and fall black bear.
The Super Hunt program requires a separate application and uses a smaller pool of tags, but for an additional $6, a hunter can get a better chance at any particular controlled hunt (except black bear) because a Super Hunt tag is good for any controlled or general hunt for that specific species.
Unlike the controlled hunt applications, hunters can enter as many times as they want for Super Hunt tags. There are eight tags each for deer, elk and pronghorn, along with one moose tag, which will all be drawn in June. The deadline for Super Hunt entries is May 31.
There’s also one Super Hunt Combo up for grabs, which provides the lucky winner with one tag each for deer, elk, pronghorn and moose. Entries for the Super Hunt combo are $20 each, and hunters can also enter for the combo as many times as they like.