Unsold Idaho nonresident deer and elk tags will be available to residents September 1. The tags will be sold at nonresident prices, $235 for deer and $338.50 for elk, and can be used as a second tag. Fish and Game Commissioner Don Clower said he looks forward to taking a mule deer early in the fall in southern Idaho, then using a nonresident tag to bag a whitetail in the Clearwater Region in the late hunt.
The tags will be available through the Fish and Game telephone contract sales service at 1-800-554-8685. Hunters can also purchase a "temporary" tag at Fish and Game regional offices and some of the 400 vendors in the state. Fish and Game will select enough vendors to cover all areas of the state. To learn which vendors in any area have the tags, call the regional office or the licenses section at headquarters, 334-3717. By October 1, every vendor should be equipped to sell the tags on their licensing equipment.
Tags will not be available for areas which have a quota that has sold out. This includes the southeast Idaho deer tag and elk B tags in the Lolo and Selway zones and A and B tags in the Middle Fork Zone. As of August 11, there were 6,923 nonresident deer tags available, 826 Panhandle elk tags and 1,331 elk tags which could be designated to other zones.