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Application period is Aug. 10-17 for second controlled hunt drawing for deer, elk, pronghorn and bear

Hunters can apply anywhere licenses and tags are sold, or online

Didn't draw a tag in the first round? It's not too late to apply for the second controlled hunt drawing for over 2,250 unclaimed, controlled hunt tags for deer, elk, pronghorn and bear. The application period for the second drawing runs from Aug. 10 through Aug. 17.

A list of available tags by hunt number is available on the unclaimed and leftover tag page. Hunters can apply at Fish and Game license vendors, by telephone at 800-554-8685, online, or by mail. (All mailed entries must be postmarked no later than Aug. 17). The application fee is $6.25 for residents and $14.75 for nonresidents for each species.

For information on rules and dates for specific hunts, consult the current big game seasons and rules brochure or the online version. Please note: Some hunts will be underway by the time the second drawing is completed and tags are available for sale. 

Results of the second drawing will be available around Aug. 24. Any tags not drawn in the second drawing will be sold first-come, first-served August 27 at 10 a.m. Mountain Time. Applicants purchasing a leftover tag must submit the nonrefundable application fee. 

The waiting period restrictions, and the 10-percent nonresident limit, do not apply to the second hunt drawing or leftover tag sales. 

Important dates to remember

Friday, August 17: Deadline to apply for second controlled hunt drawing.

Friday, Aug. 24: Drawing results announced (tentative date). Note: There is no deadline to buy tags for those who are successful in the second drawing. 

Monday, August 27 at 10 a.m. MDT: Any tags not applied for in the second drawing will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.