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An Idaho Defense Firm Protecting Hunters Charged With Tag Violations

In order to preserve our state’s natural resources for generations to come, hunting is tightly regulated by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG). There are a whole series of regulations related solely to when and how a killed animal needs to be tagged for purposes of recordkeeping, compliance and identification. Unfortunately, too many hunters get into trouble because they don’t understand tagging requirements or assume that they will not be enforced.

If you’ve been accused of a tag violation or issue related to hunting laws, contact Martens Law Office, P.C.. Our founding attorney, Jared B. Martens, is a longtime hunter and fisherman. You will benefit from his more than 20 years of experience, his in-depth understanding of state game laws and regulations, and his focus on going the extra mile for clients.

Common Examples Of Tag Violations

Our firm is ready to represent you against allegations like the following:

Failing to attach the tag properly and promptly after the kill: You must generally punch out the tabs indicating the month and day of the kill and attach the tag to the correct part of the animal. This depends on the type of animal and how it will be processed. You must also attach the tag immediately after the kill. Violating this law can result in a misdemeanor charge.

Failing to preserve evidence of sex: Idaho law requires hunters to leave evidence of an animal’s species and sex attached when hunting big game. Sex can almost always be determined by the head and genitals. Failing to preserve this evidence is considered a finable infraction.

Illegally transferring a tag or license: Although hunting with others is very common, each person is responsible for their own game. You cannot kill an animal and let another person put their tag on it (or vice versa). This can result in misdemeanor charges.

Failing to keep your tag in your immediate possession: Both your tag and your license need to be with you at all times (on your person) while hunting. Failure to provide these, when requested by an IDFG official or law enforcement, is considered a misdemeanor offense.

These are just some of the many tag-related violations that we assist clients with. Even if you don’t see your alleged offense listed, chances are good that we can help you.

Get Started With A Free Consultation

From our office in Boise, Martens Law Office, P.C., represents clients statewide who have been charged with fish and game violations. To schedule your free initial consultation with an attorney who both understands both the law and shares your passion for hunting and fishing, contact us online or call 208-435-1132.