Idaho Hunter Safety Course


Bowhunting in Idaho


Every state has annual hunting and trapping handbooks available to hunters,  that summarize important regulations all hunters should know before going on a hunt.  Here are a few specific regulations pertaining to hunting with archery equipment in Idaho. 

  • It is illegal to hunt big game with any bow that has a peak draw weight of less than 40 pounds up to or at a draw weight of 28 inches.
  • It is illegal to use any arrows that have expanding, mechanical, or barbed broadheads.
  • It is illegal to use any electronic or tritium-powered device when hunting big game.

For a more complete listing of Idaho's hunting regulations please refer to Idaho's big game hunting laws and rules book, available from the Idaho Fish and Game.