Idaho is a state rich in opportunity for a variety of big game, bird, and furbearer species, that is sure to satisfy any hunters bucket list. Big game species include white-tailed and mule deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear, mountain lion, and wolf. Idaho’s trophy species are moose, mountain goat, and bighorn sheep (Rocky Mountain and California), of which hunters are allowed to harvest one of each species, and subspecies of bighorn sheep, in a lifetime. The eight species of furbearer in Idaho open for harvest are the river otter, badger, beaver, bobcat, red fox, marten, mink, and muskrat. Hunters looking to the sky for their fill can expect to find turkey, pheasant, grouse, partridge, quail, sandhill crane, dove, geese, and duck.
Idaho contains 26,000 miles of streams and rivers, more than 3,000 natural lakes, as well as hundreds of thousands of acres of ponds and reservoirs. There are over 42 species of fish including wild trout, white sturgeon, catfish, kokanee, salmon, smallmouth bass, and steelhead.