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‘Capped’ general-season, resident elk tags go on sale July 10

General season deer and elk tags go on sale July 1, but some resident elk tags in nine general seasons are sold in limited numbers known as “capped” elk zones. Tags for these nine zones will go on sale at 10 a.m. (Mountain Daylight Time) on July 10 and will be sold online, through license and tag vendors, or by phone. Fish and Game offices will be closed on July 10.

The sale applies only to these elk tags, and here are the numbers of them available:

Bear River B-tags - 441

Diamond Creek A-tags - 1,146

Dworshak B-tags - 2,118

Elk City B-tags - 1,414

Lolo A-tags - 128

Lolo B-tags - 630

Middle Fork A-tags - 1,168

Middle Fork B-tags - 925

Salmon B-tags - 1,589

Sawtooth A-tags - 496

Sawtooth B-tags - 1,290

Selway A-tags - 179

Selway B-tags – 480


The capped tags are sold over-the-counter on a first-come, first-served basis at license vendors, online at, or with a credit card by calling (800) 554-8685. Demand for capped elk zone tags is high, and many are expected to sell fast.  Fish and Game officials adjusted the sale of the tags this year from midnight to 10 a.m. to accommodate hunters who prefer to buy their tags at license vendors. 

Fish and Game offices are closed on weekends, but remaining capped tags will be available there during regular office hours.

The remaining number of capped elk tags available are updated weekly online at