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Ask Fish and Game

Ask Fish and Game Q. I heard there is a cap on Boise River Zone elk tags. Why? A. The Fish and Game Commission decided to cap rifle hunting for bull elk in the zone, which is all of Unit 39, at 3,300 B tags to be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Commissioners agreed to cap bull elk tags for rifle hunters in an attempt to maintain quality elk hunting in the unit. In recent years, bull harvests have been too high to maintain management goals for the male segment of the herd. The 3,300 tags are divided so residents can buy 3,013, nonresidents will have 269, and outfitters will receive 18. The nonresident tags have already sold out, except for outfitter tags. The A tags for that zone are not capped, and controlled hunts are not affected.