Frequently Asked Questions

We get a lot of questions. We post here answers to questions we're being asked frequently. If you have a question not answered here, please contact us. Urgent questions should be directed to your nearest office. Some answers change over time; please take note of the "answered" date.

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Q: Supertag Limit

If I buy 8 deer supertag raffle tickets, can I draw more than 1 deer supertag? In other words, is it possible for me to draw 2 or 3 or even 8 deer supertags? Or once I draw one, do other people that entered get a chance?

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A hunter can only draw one super tag per species per year. If you purchase 8 applications for one species such as deer and draw a tag, our draw system sets your additional applications for that species apart so you cannot draw a second tag for that species.

answered 1/17/2015

Q: 2014 supertag second drawing results

Was second super tag drawing done? Was supposed to be completed on August 15th per your page. If no contact by now is it certain we did not draw? I have heard of no one claiming to have drawn on the 11 forums I follow.

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The second drawing has been completed and the winners have been notified. Limited information on the results of the drawing should be on our website soon.

answered 8/24/2014

Q: Legal weapons for superhunt.

When you draw a superhunt tag and its a open bow area can you hunt the area with any weapon with your supertag?

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No.  A superhunt tag allows you to hunt in any hunt in Idaho for the species you draw, but you must abide by the rules we set in place for the hunt including legal weapons that can be used.  If the hunt as we set it up is archery-only, you can only hunt in it using archery equipment and you must have an archery validation.  You cannot use a rifle or muzzleloading weapon.

answered 3/17/2014

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Due to Idaho Privacy Laws, we cannot release the names of license holders.  No license is required to purchase a superhunt entry so there isn't any way for entrants to look up their status.
Here is information that we released about the first superhunt drawing of 2013:
After the first Super Hunt drawing of 2013, 26 lucky hunters won the hunt of their dreams.
Winners of Super Hunt tags for a deer, elk, pronghorn or moose can participate in any open hunt in addition to any general season or controlled hunt tags they also hold. All other rules of individual hunts apply.
The results are in from the June drawing:
 
Deer tags went to two hunters from Idaho, two from Washington, and one each from Wyoming, Wisconsin, Texas and Nevada.

Elk tags went to five hunters from Idaho, two from Washington and one from Minnesota.
Pronghorn tags went to four hunters from Idaho, two from California and one each from Washington and Minnesota.
A moose tag went to a hunter from California.
And the Super Combo went to an Idaho hunter.
The number of entries increased by about 17.5 percent over 2012. This year Fish and Game received 41,722 entries for the June drawing. In 2012, there were 35,499 entries.
The special drawings began in 2004 as a way to raise money for the Access Yes! program, which helps assure hunter and angler access to and across private lands by compensating willing landowners.
For information about this program contact local Fish and Game officials or visit the website at: http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/ifwis/huntplanner/accessyesguide.aspx.

answered 6/4/2013

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It's a little complicated, but the total number of tags is 40. There will be two separate Supertag drawings of 16 each, with five deer, five elk, five antelope and one moose tag in each drawing. You pick the animal you want to draw on Super tags. A Supertag allows hunting for one of these species in any hunt open for that species. A separate drawing will be held for the Super Slam. Two hunters will be drawn for all four animals in the Super Slam. Winners in the Super Slam will be able to hunt all four animals in any hunt open for that species. Applicants may purchase as many Supertag or Super Slam tickets as they want. Once tickets are filled out they need to be returned to the Headquarters Fish and Game office at: 1075 Park Blvd., or P. O. Box 25, Boise, ID 83707. We must have it in our office by May 31. The tickets can be filled out with someone else's name besides the purchaser. We're reaching the deadline to get those tickets in, so ordering through the Internet or 800# is probably not safe for the first drawing. Hunters can apply at any license vendor, by phone (1-800-824-3729), by mail, or online at (fishandgame.Idaho.gov) until May 31 for the first drawing on June 15. Apply between June 1 and July 30 for the second drawing that will be held on August 16. Money raised will help fund Access Yes!

answered 5/23/2004

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Twelve deer, 12 elk, 12 antelope and four moose tags are being offered and will be valid for the 2004 hunting season. In each of two drawings there will be six deer, six elk, six antelope and two moose tags awarded. One for each species will be combined to make a "super slam pack" in each drawing. Hunters can apply at any license vendor, by phone, mail or online, from April 1 to May 31 (drawing June 15) and from June 1 to July 30 (drawing August 16). Money raised will help fund Access Yes!

answered 5/17/2004

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The drawing for the 10 Supertags will be held about the end of March. If you are one of the lucky ones, you will be notified shortly thereafter by phone or mail.

answered 2/3/2003

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You heard right. Every hunter who files the required report (this year it is required of both successful and unsuccessful hunters for deer, elk and antelope) within ten days of harvest or 10 days of the end of the season for which their tag was valid, will be entered into a drawing for one of 10 supertags. If you win, you still have to buy your tag, but it will be valid for any open deer, elk or antelope (you pick which) hunt in the state. You can go from hunt to hunt until you take an animal. You need to pick which species you want to hunt by May 1, so that you can go ahead and apply in the controlled hunt drawings for the others if you like. The original idea for the supertags was to make them free, but state law prohibits Fish and Game from giving away free licenses or tags.

answered 4/8/2001

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Only turn it in if you were successful. The supertag drawing has been eliminated, because only those who harvest a deer or elk are required to report. Forms which were pre-printed for last year were used up this year, and they still had the message about the drawing.

answered 11/26/2000

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A. When you buy a deer tag or an elk tag, the license machine will print out a report form. Fill it out and mail it in within ten days of harvest only if you are successful. There is no supertag drawing with this hunting season and reporting method.

answered 7/30/2000