Agency Director Virgil Moore told legislative budget writers Tuesday that allowing sportsmen to buy a three-year license is part of a plan to generate more revenue and reduce sportsmen turnover.
The Senate Resources and Environment Committee is expected to debate the bill on Wednesday.
The agency is pursuing new revenue sources to offset the steady decline in sales of non-resident hunting tags.
Moore says the department is also working to lure more of Idaho’s youth to the outdoors. In the last 20 years, Moore said Idaho’s population has increased by 600,000, but license sales have increased just 46,000 during that period. (AP)