Can I harvest a deer and put my non-resident elk tag on it?

I plan to archery hunt elk in an area that is also open for deer. Can I harvest a deer and put my elk tag on it, then go purchase a second elk tag to continue elk hunting? If this is ok, would I need to take the deer/tag to a field office to exchange the tag?
Can you use a non-resident elk tag to tag a deer if both seasons are open?  The answer is No.  Non-resident deer and elk tags may be used to take a black bear, mountain lion or grey wolf when both seasons are open, but elk tags may not be used on deer.  Page 110 in the Big game regulations explains this in more detail.  If you have any other questions please give us a call.... Good Luck on your elk hunt.
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Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 10:32 AM MDT