Returned General Season Sold-Out Tags

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

Returned Sold-out Tags

  • OCT6

    The next returned tag sale event will be October 6, 2022

Tags available will be published online on the Tuesday preceding the sale.

Returned tags are available on a first-come, first-served basis and go on sale on selected dates at 10 a.m. MT.

Buy online

Posted counts of returned general season tags will not be kept current once the sale begins. Many tags will sell out quickly. All tags remain available until purchased.
Please check the current seasons and rules to verify season information.


Notice about exchanging tags

Online and telesales exchanges will not be available for deer tags, beginning August 29th, and are not available for Elk after the zone has opened. Exchanges be completed in person at IDFG regional offices until the opening date of the tag. Exchanges can not be made at License vendor locations.



Exchanging Tag Conditions

These statements are meant to direct you to the right place to make an exchange.

General Season Tags

General season tags can only be exchanged for other general season tags online or via telephone sales.

General season tags that currently have or have had an open hunting season cannot be exchanged for other general season tags.

Controlled Hunt Tags Exchanging for General Tags

Controlled hunt tags may not be exchanged for general season tags online or via telephones sales but can be done at an IDFG Regional or Headquarters office.


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



Sale Date Info

2022 Sale Dates
  • April 21
  • May 19
  • June 23
  • July 21
  • August 4
  • September 1
  • September 15
  • October 6
  • October 20



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