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 11 at 10 a.m. MT
    • Note: Sawtooth tags are sold separately starting on July 13.
  • Tags are first-come, first-served

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

Notice: 5-day waiting period rule change

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 16 at 10 a.m. MT.


Resident Capped Tags Available for 2022

Last updated: July 27, 2022 8:05am MT

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 1,289
Elk City Zone – A Tag 545 157
Elk City Zone – B Tag 1,131 SOLD OUT
Lolo Zone – A Tag 128 69
Lolo Zone – B Tag 630 516
Middle Fork Zone – A Tag 1,168 1,110
Middle Fork Zone – B Tag 925 689
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 78
Selway Zone – B Tag 480 183
Smoky-Bennett Zone - B Tag 692 SOLD OUT
Weiser River Zone - B Tag 3,560 1,368



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

Sawtooth Elk Zone tags were available for sale to residents on July 13, 2022. These tags sold out quickly.

  • Half of the tags were sold in-person at vendors only starting at 10 a.m. MT.
  • The remaining half of the tags were sold online and phone only, starting at 1 p.m. MT.


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