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House Bill 587 — Fish and game permits, nonresidents

House Bill 587 — Fish and game permits, nonresidents

Parrish Miller
February 21, 2024

Bill Description: House Bill 587 would prohibit nonresidents from making over-the-counter purchases of hunting tags and permits for deer, elk, and pronghorn, instead requiring them to seek such tags through a draw process.

Rating: -1

Does it give government any new, additional, or expanded power to prohibit, restrict, or regulate activities in the free market? Conversely, does it eliminate or reduce government intervention in the market?

House Bill 587 would create Section 36-419, Idaho Code, to say, "All nonresidents licensed to hunt in the state of Idaho shall be required to obtain tags and permits for deer, elk, and pronghorn antelope through a draw process as established by the department of fish and game. Nonresidents shall not purchase tags for deer, elk, and pronghorn antelope over the counter."

This bill would require the Idaho Department of Fish and Game to establish a process to facilitate this new regulation, expanding its power to regulate the activities of free people. It also has the potential to harm businesses that sell hunting tags and permits, or provide other goods and services to nonresident hunters. 

The bill's fiscal note also suggests that the bill could "have a positive impact on the Fish & Game funds," which may provide some insight into the underlying purpose of the bill. 


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