TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – Hunters needing to file a report for deer, elk or pronghorn sheep will have to pick up the phone. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game says that its online hunter report form is still unavailable due to a data breach that occurred in August.  

“We want to thank all hunters for their patience,” said Administration Chief Michael Pearson, “but we still do not have a timetable for when the online reporting will be available.”

The online system will not resume until a third-party cybersecurity firm completes an investigation and certifies that the system is secure, according to the department.

Reporting of deer, elk or pronghorn directly affects decisions about next year’s hunting seasons, the department says. Every person who purchased a big game tag this year is asked to file a report, even if they did not go hunting.

The number to call is 877-268-9365. Fish and Game asks that you have your hunting license number or tag number available when you call.

We want to thank all hunters for their patience,” says Administration Chief Michael Pearson, “but we still do not have a timetable for when the online reporting will be available.
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