Why did fish and game do away with the discount price on the leftover nonresident tags? I would have thought they would keep it that low to encourage the purchase of more tags, therefore creating more revenue. Last I checked they were looking for more money right?
The Idaho Fish & Game Commission evaluated nonresident deer and elk tag sales at their July 2015 meeting. At that time, nonresident tag sales were higher compared to the previous 2 years and projected to remain strong; reflecting improved hunting expectations and a recovering economy. After considering a variety of price and timing scenarios, the Commission eventually approved the August only discount. As of early November, residents had purchased more leftover nonresident deer tags than the previous year, even with the shortened discount window. As for leftover nonresident elk tag sales, residents have purchased nearly the same number as the previous year. Combining purchases by residents and nonresidents, more leftover tags were purchased in 2015 than in 2014.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 2:43 PM MST