The Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) is sponsoring two mentored youth hunts in the Upper Snake Region this year. They will consist of one waterfowl and one pheasant hunt.  The waterfowl hunt will take place on September 28th, at the Mud Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA). The pheasant will occur on October 5th at the Market Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) located North of Roberts Idaho. Both events are meant to provide opportunities for first time youth hunters between the ages of 10 and 15 that do not have someone to take them hunting.

IDFG will provide mentors and all the equipment required for the hunt. Youth will be required to purchase a Jr. hunting license or a mentored hunt passport before participating. The Jr. hunting license purchase requires having passed a Hunter Education course.  Waterfowl hunters are also required to purchase a migratory bird permit. Participating youth must have transportation to and from the hunting area, but some accommodations can be arranged if necessary. This is a great opportunity to get youth out in the field with an experienced guide. We plan on having lots of fun and creating lifelong memories. If you are interested in this event or know a youth who is, please fill out an application at the IDFG office located on 4279 Commerce Circle in Idaho Falls. Space is limited and walk ins will not be accepted.   Applications must be turned in by September 25th.

For questions contact James Brower at (208) 525-7290 or through the Idaho Relay Service at 1-800-377-3529 (TDD) or by email at

We look forward to meeting you and sharing Idaho’s hunting heritage.

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