The regular deer season opens Oct. 10 in most regions of Idaho.In some areas, a regular deer tag allows hunters to take either mule deer or white-tailed deer. A white-tailed deer tag allows a hunter to take only a white-tailed, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game said.
Many areas across Idaho also offer antlerless youth hunt opportunities, but check the 2013 big game rules brochure for those areas.
To hunt deer during the regular season, a hunter must have valid 2013 Idaho hunting license and a deer tag.
• Fish and Game officials ask that hunters report any poaching or suspicious activities they encounter or hear about while hunting. Most serious poaching cases are cracked and won only with the help of hunters or others who report crimes, Fish and Game said.
Hunters with information about a wildlife crime may call the Citizens Against Poaching hotline at 1-800-632-5999, 24 hours a day. Callers may remain anonymous. Or they may call the nearest Fish and Game office or local law enforcement.
• Hunters may pick up a free copy of Fish and Game’s backcountry game meat care guide. It has tips to ensure proper handling of game to avoid wasting meat. The guide is available at Fish and Game offices and license vendors, or at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/hunt/rules/?getPage61.
• For help planning your hunt, use the hunt planner at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/ifwis/huntplanner.
• Ask first before hunting on private land.