Press Release

Application period is Aug. 5-15 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 2,200 unclaimed, controlled hunt tags for deer, elk, pronghorn and bear. There are a total of 939 deer tags, 1,155  elk tags, 103 pronghorn tags, and 19 bear tags available in the second controlled hunt drawing. The application period for the second drawing runs from Aug. 5 through Aug. 15.

View Tag List

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, or online.

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. 

Any tags not drawn in the second drawing will be sold first-come, first-served *Aug. 25 at 10 a.m. Mountain Time (see below). 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

Saturday, August 15: Deadline to apply for second controlled hunt drawing. There is no deadline to buy tags for those who are successful in the second drawing. 

August 25 at 10 a.m. MDT: Any tags not applied for in the second drawing will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

*Note: This sales date was previously incorrectly listed as Aug. 26, which is also found in the 2020 Big Game Season and Rules booklet. The correct sales date for tags remaining after the second drawing is Aug. 25.