Returned Sold-Out Tags

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

Returned tags are available between April and October.

 

Returned Sold-out Tags

  • Aug5

    The next returned tag sale event will be August 5, 2021

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

Posted counts of returned tags will not be displayed once the sale begins.
Please check the current seasons and rules to verify season information.

 

Notice about exchanging tags

If you are exchanging a tag and a season is open for any part of the season, your tag cannot be exchanged for a returned tag.

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

 

For more information about this returned sold-out tag sale please read this press release.

 

Returned Bird Tags

Returned Sage-grouse Tags

Zone # Tags
2 1
3A 2
3B 1
5B 1

 

Returned Sandhill Crane Tags

 

Zone # Tags
Fremont 9/1 - 9/15 1
Fremont 9/16 - 9/30 1
Jefferson 9/16 -9/30 2

 

Returned Deer Tags

Returned Nonresident Deer Tags

  • 885 Regular Deer
  • 237 White-tailed Deer
  • 4 Nonresident DAV Deer

Nonresident Regular Deer

Shown by Unit, with max available

Available to nonresidents as a first tag. Available to any hunter as second tag unless indicated. Available deer tags can be used statewide as second tags to residents.

Unit Up to this many
1 1
2 261
3 280
4 169
4A 6
5 44
6 18
7 20
8 3
8A 29
9 19
10* 11
10A* 32
11 3
12* 21
14 2
15 6
16 1
16A* 39
17* 74
18 8
19* 16
19A 25
20* 40
20A 8
21 12
22 150
23 16
24 140
25 11
26 61
27 74
28 11
31 53
32 258
32A 146
33 31
34 14
35 8
36 30
36A 6
36B 6
37A 4
38 89
39 27
40 158
41 34
42 30
43 21
46 82
47 8
48 6
49 8
51 12
52A 87
53 34
55 3
56 94
57 2
58 7
59 93
59A 20
60 109
60A 101
61 108
62 47
62A 21
63 44
64 55
65 23
66 79
66A 41
67 6
68 40
69 216
71 99
72 77
73 18
73A 70
74 20
75 12
76 16
77 44
78 32
* Cannot be purchased as a second tag

 

Nonresident White-tailed Deer

Shown by Unit, with max available

Available to nonresidents as a first tag. Available to any hunter as second tag unless indicated. Available deer tags can be used statewide as second tags to residents.

Unit Up to this many
1 6
3 1
4 12
4A 6
6 23
7 3
8 52
8A 15
10* 32
10A* 51
11 44
11A 26
12* 6
13 17
14 14
16 7
16A* 3
18 8
19A 1
20 1
21 4
22 11
23 2
24 5
26 2
28 1
32 2
32A 2
33 6
37 1
59 1
59A 1
60 8
60A 5
62 7
62A 3
63 6
63A 42
66 1
* Cannot be purchased as a second tag

 

Returned Elk Tags

Returned Resident Capped Elk Zone Tags

Available to Idaho residents.

Zone # Tags
BIG DESERT B 2
DIAMOND CRK A 2
ELK CITY B 1
SALMON B 1

 

Total Nonresident Elk Tags: 2132
(Includes 816 tags that exceed the limits and caps but are part of the NR quota)

Nonresident Limited Elk Zones

Available to nonresidents as a first tag. Available to any hunter as second tag unless indicated.

  • Residents can buy a nonresident elk tag as second tag within any uncapped elk zone. Nonresident limits don’t apply.
  • Nonresidents are limited to the elk tags in the listed elk zones.
Zone # Tags
Bannock A 3
Bear River A 10
Boise River B 8
Dworshak A 15
Island Park A 6
McCall A 37
McCall B 92
Palouse A 6
Palouse B 1
Panhandle A 33
Panhandle B 69
Pioneer A 55
Salmon A 15
Smoky-Bennett A 4
Snake River A 9
South Hills A 1
Tex Creek A 6
Tex Creek B 16
Weiser River A 9

 

Nonresident Capped Elk Zones

Available to nonresidents as a first tag. Available to any hunter as second tag unless indicated.

  • Residents must remain in the designated elk zone as a second tag in capped elk zones
  • Nonresidents are limited to the elk tags in the listed elk zones.
Zone # Tags
Dworshak B 10
Elk City A* 2
Elk City B* 11
Lolo A 27
Lolo B 176
Middle Fork A 104
Middle Fork B 255
Pioneer B 4
Salmon B 19
Sawtooth A 4
Selway A 158
Selway B 140
Weiser River B 11
* Cannot be purchased as a second tag

 

 

Tags are not shown here once sale begins as tag counts change quickly. Please check online or with vendor.

Updated August 3, 2021

 

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

 

 

News

Sale Date Info

List of upcoming for 2021
  • August 5
  • September 2
  • September 16
  • October 7
  • October 21
  • November 4
Prior 2021 dates
  • April 22
  • May 20
  • June 24
  • July 22

 

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