Nonresident Tag Quotas

Nonresident deer and elk general tags are limited.

The established limits for nonresident general season tags are:

  • 12,815 nonresident elk tags
  • 14,000 Regular and White-Tailed deer tags
  • 1,500 nonresident white-tailed deer tags (additional tags, when the regular/white-tailed tags sell out)

These tags are reserved for nonresidents through July 31. If there are any unsold tags at that time are available as second tags to everyone.

The following zones are new to the nonresident tag quotas as of the March 13 Commission big game season-setting meeting.

  • Big Desert Zone - B Tag
  • Elk City Zone - A Tag
  • Pioneer Zone - B Tag
  • Smoky-Bennett Zone - B Tag
  • South Hills Zone - B Tag

2019 Nonresident Elk Quotas

Nonresident Deer and Elk Quotas

Last updated: Tag count last updated May 17, 2:30 pm MDT.

Tag Type Quota Available
Regular/White-tailed Deer 14,000 8,343 **
Additional White-tailed Deer*** 1,500 1,500
     
Elk Zone Name Quota Available
TOTAL Nonresident Elk Tags 12,815 4,990 **
Bear River Zone - B Tag 55 Sold Out
Big Desert Zone - B Tag New in 2019 5 Sold Out
Diamond Creek Zone - A Tag 643 Sold Out
Dworshak Zone - B Tag 215 1
Elk City Zone - A Tag New in 2019 77 34
Elk City Zone - B Tag 261 Sold Out
Lolo Zone - A Tag 216 176
Lolo Zone - B Tag 222 130
Middle Fork Zone - A Tag 174 107
Middle Fork Zone - B Tag 267 29
Pioneer Zone - B Tag New in 2019 12 Sold Out
Salmon Zone - B Tag 830 Sold Out
Sawtooth Zone - A Tag 77 Sold Out
Sawtooth Zone - B Tag 197 Sold Out
Selway Zone - A Tag 254 185
Selway Zone - B Tag 284 Sold Out
Smoky-Bennett Zone - B Tag New in 2019 22 xsold
South Hills Zone - B Tag New in 2019 7 xsold
Weiser River Zone - B Tag 430 191
All Other Zones 6,167 4,191

**See Outfitter Set-aside table below. Per Idaho Code 36-408 (3), and set by the commission each July

***White-tailed Deer available after main quota of 14,000 has sold out.

 

Outfitter Set-aside

Unsold outfitter tags by August 1 will be added to the nonresident elk zone quota and become available for purchase as a second tag.

Tag Type Quota Available
Regular/White-tailed Deer 1,985 1,824
Elk Zone Name Quota Available
Bear River Zone - B Tag 54 54
Diamond Creek Zone - A Tag 47 47
Dworshak Zone - B Tag 47 26
Elk City Zone - A Tag 6 6
Elk City Zone - B Tag 40 34
Lolo Zone - A Tag 60 60
Lolo Zone - B Tag 236 236
Middle Fork Zone - A Tag 209 199
Middle Fork Zone - B Tag 444 384
Pioneer Zone - B Tag 21 17
Salmon Zone - B Tag 88 73
Sawtooth Zone - A Tag 48 47
Sawtooth Zone - B Tag 81 74
Selway Zone - A Tag 214 196
Smoky-Bennett Zone - B Tag 7 7
South Hills Zone - B Tag 3 3
Selway Zone - B Tag 303 243
Weiser River Zone - B Tag 10 10

News

Sawtooth, and newly capped Elk Zone Tags

The following elk tags went on sale on May 10, 2019 at 10:00 am Mountain Time. These tags were expected to sell out quickly due to high demand.

  • Big Desert Zone - B Tag
  • Pioneer Zone - B Tag
  • Sawtooth Zone - A Tag
  • Sawtooth Zone - B Tag

These tags will remain general hunt tags in 2019. More information.

2018 Nonresident Deer and Elk Tags Sold Out!

All 2018 nonresident deer and elk tags were sold out in September 2018.

The 2019 nonresident allocation went on sale December 1, 2018. General deer and elk tags can be exchanged for controlled hunt tags if they are drawn in June.