Is there a lottery for elk in Idaho?

I live in Ohio and wish to elk hunt next year. Can I show up in Idaho and purchase license and elk tag. And is it DIY hunt?
Yes, so long as supplies last. Nonresidents can purchase an over-the-counter license and tag in Idaho beginning December 1st for the upcoming year. There is a cap to the number of elk and deer tags avialable to nonresidents. Many elk zones sell out quickly in popular areas so you'll want to be ready if your hunt is in one of those zones. If you find a controlled hunt that you're interested in, you can also apply for that and exchange your general tag if you draw. You can learn more about where to plan your "do-it-yourself" public land hunt using our Idaho Hunt Planner and seasons and rules books.  Our 2015 Deer and Elk Outlook may provide some additional information about our hunt opportunities and we're planning a 2016 outlook next late summer.
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Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 7:30 PM MST