Idaho Drone Laws
State Rules and Regulations
Federal airspace laws take precedence over state drone laws. If a state or local law directly conflicts with FAA regulations, the state or local law is likely to be invalidated.
“Unmanned aircraft system” (UAS) means an unmanned aircraft vehicle, drone, remotely piloted vehicle, remotely piloted aircraft or remotely operated aircraft that is a powered aerial vehicle that does not carry a human operator, can fly autonomously or remotely and can be expendable or recoverable.
“Unmanned aircraft system” does not include:
21-213. - RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS — DEFINITION — VIOLATION — CAUSE OF ACTION AND DAMAGES
The statute prohibits surveillance of, the gathering of evidence or information about, and photographic or electronic recording of “specifically targeted” persons or private property without a warrant. An exception is made for emergency response for safety, search and rescue, and controlled substance investigations.
Any person who is the subject of prohibited conduct under subsection (2) of this section shall:
36-1101 - TAKING OF WILDLIFE UNLAWFUL EXCEPT BY STATUTE OR COMMISSION RULE OR PROCLAMATION — METHODS PROHIBITED — EXCEPTIONS
Idaho law prohibits the use of any unmanned aircraft system to aid in hunting activities unless the hunter has a physical disability and obtains a permit for such use.