Nonresident Tag Quotas

Nonresident deer and elk general tags are limited.

All 2019 nonresident deer and elk tags are sold out

Tags for 2020 become available to nonresidents on December 1, 2019

This page reflects the current status of nonresident general deer and elk tags. 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. Resident tags are not shown on this page and only some resident elk zones are capped.

2019 Nonresident Elk Quotas

Nonresident Deer and Elk Quotas

Last updated: Tag count last updated September 13, 8;39 pm MDT.
Tag Type Quota Available
General (Mule or White-tailed) Deer 14,000 Sold Out
Additional White-tailed Deer*** 1,500 Sold Out
Elk Zone Name Quota Available
TOTAL Nonresident Elk Tags 12,815 Sold Out

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



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 and did.

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


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.

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