Controlled Hunt Information

A controlled hunt has a limited number of tags, which are obtained in a random drawing. Success rates are generally higher in controlled hunts than in general season hunts.
Controlled Hunt Application Periods
Tags / Permits Dates
Spring Bear January 15 – February 15
Spring Turkey Permit February 1 – March 1
Moose, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat April 1 – 30
First Super Hunt drawing deadline May 31
Deer, Elk, Pronghorn, Fall Bear, Fall Turkey May 1 – June 5
Moose, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat
– *No 2018 second drawing
June 15 – 25
Grizzly Bear (hunt canceled)  
Deer, Elk, Pronghorn, Fall Bear
– *Second drawing
August 10 – 17
Second Super Hunt drawing deadline August 10
*Any tags remaining after the first drawing will be offered in a second drawing.


License vendor screen / Photo by Vicky Osborn
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Vicky Osborn for IDFG

Purchase Licenses,
Tags and Permits

There is a processing fee for applications made by phone and online.