Resident Capped Elk Zones

Available tags for resident capped general season elk zones

Use the table below to determine availability of these over-the-counter hunts. Looking for nonresident tags?

  • As zones become sold out, they will be indicated below
  • Available tags are not updated in real-time
  • Tags available starting July 12 at 10 a.m. MT
  • Tags are first-come, first-served

Disclaimer: Capped Elk Zone tags can sell out very quickly.

Notice: 5-day waiting period rule change

Beginning in 2020, resident hunters who apply for a controlled hunt must wait five days after tags become available to purchase a capped elk zone tag. Those who wait can begin purchasing tags on July 17 at 10 a.m. MT.


Resident Capped Tags Available

Last updated: July 22, 2021, at 12:11 p.m. MDT

Updates are not made in real-time

Elk Zone - Tag Type Quota Available
Bear River Zone – B Tag 441 Sold Out
Big Desert Zone – B Tag 495 Sold Out
Diamond Creek Zone – A Tag 1,330 Sold Out
Dworshak Zone – B Tag 2,118 1,370
Elk City Zone – A Tag 545 204
Elk City Zone – B Tag 1,131 Sold Out
Lolo Zone – A Tag 128 53
Lolo Zone – B Tag 630 510
Middle Fork Zone – A Tag 1,168 1,093
Middle Fork Zone – B Tag 925 695
Pioneer Zone – B Tag 2,467 Sold Out
Salmon Zone – B Tag 1,792 Sold Out
Sawtooth Zone – A Tag ** 875 Sold Out
Sawtooth Zone – B Tag ** 1,522 Sold Out
Selway Zone – A Tag 179 109
Selway Zone – B Tag 480 245
Smoky-Bennett Zone - B Tag 692 Sold Out
Weiser River Zone - B Tag 3,560 1,673



Returned Sold-out Tags

Any returned tags from sold out resident capped zones will be sold using a new (in 2020) returned sold-out tag process.
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Sawtooth Elk Zone Tags

The following elk tags went on sale to residents on July 14, 2021. These tags sold-out quickly due to high demand.

  • Half of the tags were sold at license vendors only starting at 10 a.m. MT.
  • The remaining half of the tags were sold online only starting at 1 p.m. MT.
  • Sawtooth Zone - A Tag
  • Sawtooth Zone - B Tag


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