Idaho And The Interstate Wildlife Violater Compact

12 Nov
Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact logo

The Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact is an agreement that recognizes suspension of hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses in member states. This means that illegal activities in one state can affect a person’s hunting or fishing privileges in all participating states. Any person whose license privileges or rights are suspended in a member state may also be suspended in Idaho. If a person’s hunting, fishing, or trapping rights are suspended in Idaho, they may be suspended in member states as well. This cooperative interstate effort will enhance the Division of Wildlife’s ability to protect and manage our wildlife resources.

The Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact also establishes a process whereby wildlife law violations by a non-resident from a member state are handled as if the person were a resident, meaning they can be served a ticket rather than being arrested, booked, and bonded. This process is a convenience for hunters, fishermen, and trappers of member states, and increases efficiency of Wildlife Officers by allowing more time for enforcement duties rather than violator processing procedures.

If a person plans to hunt, fish, or trap in another state, and they have a license suspension in Idaho, it is their responsibility to contact the other state to see if they can legally hunt, fish, or trap there.


Posted by on November 12, 2009 in Idaho Wildlife Stories, Quick Casts


5 responses to “Idaho And The Interstate Wildlife Violater Compact

  1. troutrageous1

    November 13, 2009 at 10:49 am

    Very interesting, both in title & content and like the concept. Wonder how enforceable it actually is across state lines (for those who don't actually get caught doing something wrong in the secondary state).

  2. Jobs for Felons

    November 13, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    It's almost like the way they handle criminal law. If you mess up in one state if affects you in all states. I'm shocked they haven't been doing this sooner.

  3. Rebecca

    November 13, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    And I believe it's a good system that I support~

  4. Shoreman

    November 14, 2009 at 9:13 am

    I agree, it's like the drivers license for truck drivers. They used to get one in another state, if they lost it on their own state. Can't do it now. Hunting & fishing should be the same way.

  5. Mel

    November 15, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    Troutrageous1 – Jobs For Felons – Rebecca – Shoreman -Thanks all for your comments. They are very much appreciated. I am 100% behind this Compact. We are after all the "United" States of America. I wish all (50) of those States would get on board the Compact.


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