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Trespass Laws For Hunting And Gaming In Idaho

Understanding Idaho’s trespassing laws can be an important part of planning a fishing excursion or hunting expedition. If you are a hunter or angler in Idaho, it is your responsibility to understand the hunting and gaming regulations and trespassing laws. But if you have been charged with a fishing and gaming violation or are facing charges of trespassing, Martens Law Office, P.C., in Boise can provide guidance and assistance.

Our founding attorney, Jared B. Martens, is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hunting and fishing. He understands the numerous Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) ordinances and regulations. He can help you make sure that an innocent mistake doesn’t turn into exorbitant fines, your hunting or fishing license, or even, time in jail.

Understanding Idaho’s Trespassing Laws

The hunting and gaming laws in Idaho can sometimes be confusing. It can also be difficult to remember the state’s trespass laws. But in general, it is important to remember the following:

  • It is the hunter or angler’s responsibility to know where they are at all times, and if the land they are on is public or private property.
  • If you are on private property, you must have permission to be on the land.
  • If you are hunting on private property, you should get written permission to be on the land.

While private property that adjoins public land should be posted with either “no trespassing” signs or bright orange paint or flags to mark navigable entrances to the private property, you can still be cited for trespassing if you are caught on private property.

Penalties For Trespassing In Idaho

Citations for fishing and gaming violations or trespassing in Idaho can be serious. If a hunter or angler is cited for trespassing on private lands, they can face a mandatory one-year suspension of their hunting and fishing licensing privileges, mandatory minimum fines and forfeiture of their kills or catch. Repeat offenders can face serious penalties, including mandatory minimum fines and possible jail time. For example, if convicted of trespassing three times within ten years, the minimum fine is $5,000, and you could face up to a year in jail. Our experienced criminal defense attorney at Martens Law Office, P.C., can help protect your rights and preserve your freedom.

Consult A Trespassing Attorney For Free

If you have been accused of trespassing or are facing other charges for gaming and fishing violations, our firm offers a free consultation appointment. To schedule an initial consultation, you can reach out by calling our office at 208-435-1132, or you can also contact us through our website.