Press Release

Capped resident elk tags go on sale July 10 and July 12

Sawtooth Elk Zone tags will be sold at different times at offices and stores and online

Resident hunters wanting to purchase a general season elk tag in a capped zone will need to keep two dates in mind in July.

On Tuesday, July 10, all resident capped elk zone tags, except for the Sawtooth Zone, go on sale at 10 a.m. (MDT) at Fish and Game offices, license vendors, with a credit card at Fish and Game's online vendor, or by calling (800) 554-8685.

On Thursday, July 12, resident Sawtooth Zone A and B elk tags go on sale, with half of the tags sold at Fish and Game offices and license vendors-only starting at 10 a.m. (MDT). The remaining half of the resident Sawtooth tags will go on sale online-only at 1 p.m. (MDT).

Capped zone tags are sold in limited numbers on a first-come, first-served basis. Demand for these tags is high, and many are expected to sell fast. Fish and Game officials adjusted the sale to give equal access for in-person sales at vendors and those who prefer to buy tags online.

The sale applies only to these elk tags with numbers 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 - on sale July 12
  • Sawtooth B-tags - 1,290 - on sale July 12
  • Selway A-tags - 179
  • Selway B-tags - 480
  • Weiser River B-tags - 3,560

Online buyers are reminded that Fish and Game added increased security measures, which require buyers to establish a unique account with a user name and password. Before tags go on sale, hunters are encouraged to buy their hunting license, set up their online account in advance and remember their password.

The numbers of resident elk tags available in each capped zone are updated weekly on the resident elk tag page