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Don’t forget to buy controlled hunt tags by August 1

Big game hunters who were successful in drawing controlled hunt tags for deer, elk, pronghorn, and black bear have until midnight MDT, Tuesday, August 1 to buy their tags.

Applicants can find out if they drew a tag by checking the controlled hunt drawing results on the Idaho Fish and Game web site at

Postcards will be mailed to successful applicants by July 10. It is the responsibility of hunters to determine whether they were drawn. Unsuccessful applicants will not be notified.

Hunters can buy their controlled hunt tags at any Fish and Game office, license vendor, by telephone at 800-554-8685, or online at

All hunt tags not purchased by August 1, except unlimited tags, will be forfeited and combined with controlled hunt tags no one applied for and made available in a second drawing. A list of available tags by hunt number will be available before August 5 at Fish and Game offices and website, as well as license vendors.

The application period of the second drawing runs from August 5 to 15, with the drawing to be held around August 23. Any tags not drawn will go on sale first-come, first-served August 25 at 10 a.m. MDT. 

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