Controlled Hunt Information

A controlled hunt is a term used to describe a hunt with a limited number of tags, as opposed to a general season hunt, which usually involves an unlimited* number of tags. Controlled hunts are often desirable because of location and/or timing, and success rates are usually higher in controlled hunts than general season hunts.

* Some general seasons do have a capped number of tags.




Controlled Hunt Application Periods
Tags / Permits Dates
Spring Bear
January 15 – February 15
Spring Turkey Permit
February 1 – March 1
Moose, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat April 1 – 30
Deer, Elk, Pronghorn, Fall Bear, Fall Turkey May 1 – June 5
Moose, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat
– *No second draw in 2016
June 15 – 25
Deer, Elk, Pronghorn, Fall Bear
– *Second drawing if needed
August 5 – 15
  *Any tags remaining after the first drawing will be offered in a second drawing.

Purchase Licenses,
Tags and Permits

There is a processing fee for applications made by phone and online.

More Information
  • Resident Controlled Hunt Fees

    • $ 6.25 * Controlled Hunt Application Fee
      Nonrefundable fee to apply for ALL RESIDENT controlled hunts.
    • $ 166.75 Bighorn Sheep
      Entire tag amount plus nonrefundable application fee must be submitted at time of application. (Tag Fee + Regular App. Fee = Trophy Species App. Fee) If unsuccessful, applicant is refunded all but the regular application fee.
    • $ 11.50 Black Bear
      Adult Applicants submit application fee to enter drawing for tags. Tag fee applies ONLY if drawn.
    • $ 6.75 Black Bear
      Jr./Sr./DAV Applicants submit application fee to enter drawing for tags. Tag fee applies ONLY if drawn.
    • $ 19.75 Deer
      Adult Applicants submit application fee to enter drawing for tags. Tag fee applies ONLY if drawn.
    • $ 10.75 Deer
      Jr./Sr./DAV Applicants submit application fee to enter drawing for tags. Tag fee applies ONLY if drawn.
    • $ 30.75 Elk
      Adult Applicants submit application fee to enter drawing for tags. Tag fee applies ONLY if drawn.
    • $ 16.50 Elk
      Jr./Sr./DAV Applicants submit application fee to enter drawing for tags. Tag fee applies ONLY if drawn.
    • $ 166.75 Moose
      Entire tag amount plus nonrefundable application fee must be submitted at time of application. (Tag Fee + Regular App. Fee = Trophy Species App. Fee) If unsuccessful, applicant is refunded all but the regular application fee.
    • $ 166.75 Mountain Goat
      Entire tag amount plus nonrefundable application fee must be submitted at time of application. (Tag Fee + Regular App. Fee = Trophy Species App. Fee) If unsuccessful, applicant is refunded all but the regular application fee.
    • $ 31.25 Pronghorn Antelope
      Applicants submit application fee to enter drawing for tags. Tag fee applies ONLY if drawn.
    • $ 19.75 Turkey
      Applicants submit application fee to enter drawing for tags. Tag and permit fees apply only if drawn. Permit fee is $7.75.
  • Nonresident Controlled Hunt Fees

    • $ 14.75 * Controlled Hunt Application Fee
      Nonrefundable fee to apply for ALL NONRESIDENT controlled hunts.
    • $ 2,101.75 Bighorn Sheep
      Entire tag amount plus nonrefundable application fee must be submitted at time of application. (Tag Fee + Regular App. Fee = Trophy Species App. Fee) If unsuccessful, applicant is refunded all but the regular application fee.
    • $ 186.00 Black Bear * - Adult
      Applicants submit application fee to enter drawing for tags. Tag fee applies ONLY if drawn.
    • $ 23.75 Black Bear * - Jr. Mentored
      Applicants submit application fee to enter drawing for tags. Tag fee applies ONLY if drawn. Must have a Junior Mentored or Disabled Veteran hunting license. The accompanying adult must have a tag(s) for the same species.
    • $ 301.75 Deer * - Adult
      Applicants submit application fee to enter drawing for tags. Tag fee applies ONLY if drawn.
    • $ 23.75 Deer * - Jr. Mentored
      Applicants submit application fee to enter drawing for tags. Tag fee applies ONLY if drawn. Must have a Junior Mentored or Disabled Veteran hunting license. The accompanying adult must have a tag(s) for the same species. The junior mentored deer tags are not valid for bear or mountain lion. Price not valid for leftover nonresident general season deer tags purchased as second tags.
    • $ 416.75 Elk * - Adult
      Applicants submit application fee to enter drawing for tags. Tag fee applies ONLY if drawn.
    • $ 39.75 Elk * - Jr. Mentored
      Applicants submit application fee to enter drawing for tags. Tag fee applies ONLY if drawn. Must have a Junior Mentored or Disabled Veteran hunting license. The accompanying adult must have a tag(s) for the same species. Price not valid for leftover nonresident general season elk tags purchased as second tags.
    • $ 2,101.75 Moose
      Entire tag amount plus nonrefundable application fee must be submitted at time of application. (Tag Fee + Regular App. Fee = Trophy Species App. Fee) If unsuccessful, applicant is refunded all but the regular application fee.
    • $ 2,101.75 Mountain Goat
      Entire tag amount plus nonrefundable application fee must be submitted at time of application. (Tag Fee + Regular App. Fee = Trophy Species App. Fee) If unsuccessful, applicant is refunded all but the regular application fee.
    • $ 311.75 Pronghorn Antelope
      Applicants submit application fee to enter drawing for tags. Tag fee applies ONLY if drawn.
    • $ 80.00 Turkey
      Applicants submit application fee to enter drawing for tags. Tag and permit fees apply only if drawn. Permit fee is $7.75.