Idaho Fish and Game's mission is to protect, preserve, perpetuate and manage Idaho's wildlife resources. The Idaho Fish and Game Commission was created by public initiative in 1938. Commissioners are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Idaho State Senate.
In 2014, Idaho Fish and Game celebrated the 75th anniversary of the 1938 voter initiative that created the department as we know it today. The voter initiative established the Fish and Game Commission and the goal of establishing a professional wildlife agency.