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Idaho Fish and Game

A group of deer in the City of Cascade approach the driver's side window of a vehicle during the winter of 2023.

Capped elk zone resident tags now on sale, Sawtooth tags and several others zones are sold out


Capped zones are limited, but many elk zones have an unlimited resident tags available

Capped zone tags for residents are sold in limited numbers on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Purchase options
Capped resident zones

Tags are available at Idaho Fish and Game offices, license vendors, with a credit card by going online to, or by calling (800) 554-8685.

Important note: Please read these “best practices” carefully in order to purchase a capped tag online:

  • Fish and Game’s online security measures require buyers to establish a unique account with a user name and password. Before tags go on sale, hunters are encouraged to set up their online account well in advance and remember their user name and password.
  • Purchase your hunting license before tags go on sale. Tags will not be available to purchase until a hunting license has been purchased. By doing this before tags go on sale, the hunter is able to go straight to the list of tags to purchase when the sale starts.
  • Know when the tag is successfully purchased. Putting a tag in the online shopping cart does not reserve, award, or secure that tag. Tags are only awarded after successfully completing the payment transaction.

For current information on how many resident elk tags are available in each capped zoned, go to resident elk tag page on Fish and Game’s website.