If I have bought a non-resident general deer tag may I use that tag in 11A for the white tail only season that goes until Dec 1st?

I bought a non-resident general deer tag and want to hunt in unit 11a in mid November for white tail. My friend said I may not be able to hunt during that time frame because my tag is a non-resident general deer tag and not a white tail tag. Can I use it then for the white tail hunt or at least exchange it for a non-resident white tail tag? It was $300 and I don't want it to go to waste. Thank you!
The 2015 season for the general deer tag in unit 11A runs October 10 through November 3. To hunt white-tailed deer in unit 11A through December 1, you would need the White-tail deer tag. Tag exchanges from one type to another had to be done prior to the season opening for the tag you currently hold (see page 110 in the 2015 big game rule book). Based on the information in the question, you would not be able to exchange the general deer tag for a white-tail deer tag at this time. Please contact our license section at 208-334-2592 if you have additional questions. Thanks.
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Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 11:45 AM MST