Reduce tag buyer congestion for highly competitive general season capped tags


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Status of Rulemaking

No commenter indicated an interest in negotiated rulemaking and no request for a meeting to negotiate was received. Comments did not suggest negotiated rulemaking would be constructive in significantly narrowing issues or achieving consensus. The agency has initiated formal rulemaking.


High demand for general season hunting tags in capped hunting zones and related buyer congestion and rapid sell-out on initial tag sale days has led to requests for waiting periods for tag purchase eligibility. Establishing a delayed eligibility (such as 5 days) for people who apply for controlled hunts to buy big game tags in areas with tag limits (capped zones) is a method for reducing buyer congestion at vendor locations and online. Individuals who did not apply for controlled hunts would have an opportunity to buy capped zone tags during this period.

This negotiated rulemaking considers adopting such a waiting period.

Notice of Intent Filing
Notice of Intent Posted: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Comment Period: 
6/5/2019 to 6/26/2019
Primary Contact: 

Daryl Meints
Idaho Fish and Game
600 S. Walnut
Boise, Idaho 83712