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 March 15, 2019.

Tag Type Quota Available
Regular/White-tailed Deer 14,000 10,154 **
Additional White-tailed Deer*** 1,500 1,500
     
Elk Zone Name Quota Available
TOTAL Nonresident Elk Tags 12,815 7,144 **
Bear River Zone - B Tag 55 Sold Out
Big Desert Zone - B Tag New in 2019 5 Available May 10*
Diamond Creek Zone - A Tag 643 Sold Out
Dworshak Zone - B Tag 215 96
Elk City Zone - A Tag New in 2019 77 54
Elk City Zone - B Tag 261 116
Lolo Zone - A Tag 216 201
Lolo Zone - B Tag 222 174
Middle Fork Zone - A Tag 174 141
Middle Fork Zone - B Tag 267 146
Pioneer Zone - B Tag New in 2019 12 Available May 10*
Salmon Zone - B Tag 830 Sold Out
Sawtooth Zone - A Tag 77 Available May 10*
Sawtooth Zone - B Tag 197 Available May 10*
Selway Zone - A Tag 254 224
Selway Zone - B Tag 284 116
Smoky-Bennett Zone - B Tag New in 2019 22 20
South Hills Zone - B Tag New in 2019 7 6
Weiser River Zone - B Tag 430 329
All Other Zones 6,167 5,262

**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 1,927
Elk Zone Name Quota Available
Bear River Zone - B Tag 54 54
Diamond Creek Zone - A Tag 47 47
Dworshak Zone - B Tag 47 37
Elk City Zone - A Tag 6 6
Elk City Zone - B Tag 40 40
Lolo Zone - A Tag 60 60
Lolo Zone - B Tag 236 236
Middle Fork Zone - A Tag 209 205
Middle Fork Zone - B Tag 444 404
Pioneer Zone - B Tag 21 Available May 10*
Salmon Zone - B Tag 88 84
Sawtooth Zone - A Tag 48 Available May 10*
Sawtooth Zone - B Tag 81 Available May 10*
Selway Zone - A Tag 214 209
Smoky-Bennett Zone - B Tag 7 7
South Hills Zone - B Tag 3 3
Selway Zone - B Tag 303 290
Weiser River Zone - B Tag 10 10

News

Sawtooth, and newly capped Elk Zone Tags

The following elk tags will go on sale on May 10, 2019 at 10:00 am Mountain Time. These tags are 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.