Returned Sold-Out Tags

Occasionally, hunters return tags that can be redistributed. For instance, from sold-out capped elk zones.

These highly sought-after capped zone general tags will be available in a new way, beginning April 2020.

Tags will be made available on the second and fourth Thursday of each month.

Returned Sold-out Tags

May 28 Tags are now sold out. 

Check back on June 9 for the next round of available returned tags.

Update May 28 10:03 MT
  • Tags are available on a first-come first-served basis only on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 10 am MT at the following vendors:
    • Purchase online ONLY for May 28
    • Tags are listed here only on the prior Tuesday of the month by 10 am MT
Posted counts of returned tags will be removed at the beginning of each Thursday sale so available tags will not be displayed “in real time” once the sale begins.


Exchanging Tags

Exchanges can only be made online or via telephone sales. License vendors will not be able to exchange tags.

Hunters who successfully exchange their tag must return the original tag to Fish and Game before the new tag will be sent to them. 

Mail returned tags for exchange to:

IDFG Licenses
P.O. Box 25
Boise, ID 83707






List of dates of Second and Fourth Thursdays [2020]
  • April 23
  • May 14
  • May 28
  • June 11
  • June 25
  • July 9
  • July 23
  • August 13
  • August 27
  • September 10
  • September 24
  • October 8
  • October 22
  • November 12
  • November 26
  • December 10
  • December 24


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