Idaho Fish and Game Commission

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission operates in an oversight capacity. The Commission “was created by public initiative in 1938. Commissioners are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Idaho State Senate in staggered four-year terms. No more than four commissioners may be from the same political party. The seven commissioners, each representing a different region of the state, are responsible for administering the fish and game policy of the state as described in state code. To be appointed, commissioners must be a bona fide resident of the region from which they are appointed, and be well informed and interested in wildlife conservation and restoration. During their terms, commissioners may not hold any other elective or appointive office.”

As of mid-2021, all 7 members are consumptive users and all 7 seats are occupied by men.

“Major duties and responsibilities of the commission are to supervise the Department of Fish and Game; establish regulations and other needed controls on fishing, hunting, trapping and management of wildlife in line with the state’s wildlife policy; approve department budgets for submission to the legislature; hold public hearings and make decisions on the management of the state’s wildlife.”

Idaho Fish and Game

Funding Sources

†† Minor Other (no source ≥10%): Expendable Big Game, Expendable Trust Fund, Fish and Game Fund, Set-Aside Funds