This is a great tool to help search for a hunt and find out the harvest statistics as well as the drawing odds for the hunt. You can also create your own maps and overlay layers including hunt boundaries, topography, aerial photos, and land management. Here is some of the information I pulled from the Fish and Game Website:
The Idaho Hunt Planner is an interactive search and mapping engine for our Hunting Regulations, but not the official printed rules available in pdf format online and and at local stores and license vendors.
Search For A Hunt
- Hunt Planner
Answer what, where, when and how to display matching hunts. Use advanced options to refine your results using harvest statistics and drawing odds.
- Trip Planner
Your tool to search for multiple game animals and weapons.
- Search Drawing Odds*
Find current hunts that have historically had the drawing odds you desire.
- Search Harvest Statistics*
Current regulations tied to past harvest statistics.
- Browse Harvest Statistics
View tables of harvest statistics by Species, Weapon, Season and Year
* Note that Hunt Planner will also search Drawing Odds and Harvest Statistics while limiting your results for a specific area and time period.
Review Hunt Area Maps
- Map Center
Make your own maps. Pan, zoom and overlay layers including hunt boundaries, topography, aerial photos and land management.
- 2012 Hunt Area Map Index
Find the hunt boundary you are looking for and jump directly to maps and information.
- Download Shapefiles or Google Earth Layers
Game Management Units, Elk Zones, Controlled Hunt Areas, Access Yes Properties and other layers from the Map Center.
Browse by Fish & Game Region
Apps Built on the Huntplanner!
|Screen Shot of the Huntplanner|
Now available for Android and iPhone Big Game Regs is a location-based hunting regulation application, Big Game Regs.
Drop a pin and it will display all the hunts that occur for an animal at that location. The app is ideal for a sportsman planning a hunt, checking compliance while in the field using your GPS, or simply learning more about specific regulations. The app is free and comes with a sample demo-season to play with and learn the functionality. Seasons are available to purchase by state and year using in-app purchases.
View Hunts by Species
- Mule & White-Tailed Deer
- Rocky Mountain Elk
- Pronghorn Antelope
- Black Bear
- Mountain Lion
- Gray Wolf
- California & Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep
- Mountain Goat
The information above was found at the Idaho Fish and Game website.
I have been playing around with the app and have found it very useful and extremely helpful. It uses your GPS on your phone for you to see which unit you are in, and from there you can see the regulations for that area. You can see the species that are available and the season. All in all this is a great app and best of all it is FREE but only comes with the demo-season to get familiar with the program. They do have seasons available for purchase in the iTunes store and are reasonably priced at $5.99 and the app currently has data for the following states:
Idaho 2011-2012 Season $5.99
Colorado 2012-2013 Season $5.99
Montana 2012-2013 Season $5.99
Washington 2011-2012 Season $5.99
Pennsylvania 2011-2012 Season $1.99
Information and prices were found in the app from the iTunes store on 5/14/2012