About IDA

Idaho Deer Alliance (IDA) is a non-profit organization that was re-named in 2012 after operating under the former name of Deer Hunters of Idaho (DHI) for 20+ years. Established in 1990 by a group of conservation minded deer hunters and avid sportsmen, the organization operated for two decades raising money to fund projects to improve wildlife habitat, research projects, hunter education programs, and other like efforts. IDA continues those efforts while expanding our presence in Idaho to promote sportsmen and women collaboration to help conserve our hunting heritage in Idaho for future generations.

IDA is dedicated to the conservation and management efforts of Idaho’s deer habitat and populations. IDA is also committed to being engaged in productive partnerships with Idaho Fish & Game (IDFG), other government agencies, other organizations with like-minded objectives, and Idaho sportsmen and women that want to see Idaho deer herds sustainable for future generations. IDA is committed to interacting with Idaho sportsmen and women to discuss and collaborate on Idaho deer management issues. IDA takes pride in being the catalyst and voice of Idaho deer hunters and conservationists in generating productive solutions to the challenges that IDFG face with Idaho deer herd management.

We are Idaho deer hunters, but we take great pride in being Idaho deer conservationists first and foremost. Without healthy and sustainable deer herds in Idaho there will not be reason to continue deer hunts. Hunting is a privilege and not a right. Hunting is also a wildlife management practice; however, over hunting and poor management lead to poor deer herds. IDA is committed to providing solutions for sustainable deer herds in Idaho including habitat rehabilitation, winter range management solutions, tag allocation options, fund raising for projects dedicated to deer herd management, and most importantly being actively engaged in the IDFG management practices wherever possible.

It takes more than a few dedicated sportsmen and women to make a difference. IDA looks to the current generation of sportsmen and women to be proactively engaged in solutions for Idaho deer herds for those future generations to come. It takes all sportsmen and women to make a difference!


Idaho Deer Alliance is committed to the conservation or Idaho’s deer herds and wildlife habitat for future generations.


  • Promote conservation efforts for Idaho’s deer populations
  • Work hand-in-hand with IDFG, other government agencies, other organizations, and sportsmen and women to maintain and build habitat for Idaho deer herds.
  • Advocate for the future of Idaho’s deer populations and the future of Idaho’s conservation and hunting opportunities.
  • Promote youth and women involvement in conservation efforts and provide hunting opportunities wherever possible.

Board of Directors

Title Name Phone Email
President George Nelson (208) 703-6870 idahodeeralliance@yahoo.com
Vice President Travis Long (208)412-0934 muleycrazed@gmail.com 
Administrative Coordinator Anita Nelson (208) 713-0195 Anita.J.Nelson@examone.com
Media & Publication Travis Long (208) 412-0934 muleycrazed@gmail.com
Merchandising John Francesconi (208) 629-9605 Johnf2270@gmail.com
Banquet Coordinator Anita Nelson (208) 713-0195 Anita.J.Nelson@examone.com
Sportsman Show Coordinator Cliff Ross (208) 859-3226 cliffdross@yahoo.com

Board Members

Title Name Phone Email
Voting Board Member Del Giffin (208) idahoglassart@aol.com
Voting Board Member Sissy Molton (208) sissymolton@aol.com
Voting Board Member Curtis Elton (208) eltoncnak@yahoo.com
Voting Board Member Gary Gillespie (208) grygllsp@aol.com
Voting Board Member Matt Douthit (208) mattdouthit@aol.com

Past Presidents

Ike Mortensen
Rod Bradley
Steve Alderman
Oscar Williamson II

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