Idaho produces a couple Boone and Crockett antelope each year, but don’t expect that. It is more of a fun hunt for 70-75" bucks. Antelope populations continue to hold steady across the state, and after a handful of relatively mild winters, there will be plenty of mature bucks available. If you are looking for an 80" buck, stick with our top units. The southern portion of the state continues to produce the best bucks. There are always a couple of big bucks that come from the area along the Nevada and Oregon borders. This is some remote country that typically gets overlooked by antelope hunters. Most of Idaho’s antelope units have a lot of public land, but there is enough private agricultural land that hunters should be using onXmaps.
If you are an archery antelope hunter, you have a ton of options. Look at our archery table and you will see 10 unlimited archery antelope areas. All you have to do is apply for it as your first choice and you will be hunting antelope in Idaho. With all the hunting opportunity slopping away from non-resident hunters, we are happy to see Idaho still offering these kinds of hunts. Any of the unlimited areas listed hold plenty of Pope and Young bucks, and these tags are a good fallback for those looking to pick up an extra hunt. Keep in mind that many of these areas have become very popular and there can be plenty of competition for waterholes. Idaho antelope country is typically broken, which can allow for some good spot and stalk hunting adventures.
We do not recommend you spend $195 on a hunting license and an additional $18 application fee just to apply for antelope in Idaho, but if you’re already applying for elk and/or deer or you are just looking to add another state for a fun antelope hunt, make sure you apply for Idaho by June 5th.
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The idaho Antelope application deadline is June 5, 2022. Successful applicants must purchase their tags by August 1, 2022.
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|Annual Hunting License and Access Fee||$195|
|Junior Mentored Hunting License and Access Fee||$95.75|
|Application Fee per Species||$18|
|*An additional online processing fee of approximately 3% is not included in the prices above.|