Idaho resident hunters wanting to purchase a general season elk tag in a capped zone will need to keep two dates in mind in early July.
On Tuesday, July 10, all resident capped elk zone tags, except for the Sawtooth Zone, go on sale at 10 a.m. (MDT) at Fish and Game offices, license vendors, with a credit card by going online to https://idfg.idaho.gov, or by calling (800) 554-8685.
On Thursday, July 12, resident Sawtooth Zone A and B elk tags go on sale, with half of the tags sold at Fish and Game offices and license vendors-only starting at 10 a.m. (MDT). The remaining half of the resident Sawtooth tags will go on sale online-only at 1 p.m. (MDT).
Capped zone tags are sold in limited numbers on a first-come, first-served basis. Demand for these tags is high, and many are expected to sell fast. Fish and Game officials adjusted the sale to give equal access for in-person sales at vendors and those who prefer to buy tags online.
The sale applies only to these elk tags with numbers available:
Bear River B-tags – 441
Diamond Creek A-tags – 1,146
Dworshak B-tags – 2,118
Elk City B-tags – 1,414
Lolo A-tags – 128
Lolo B-tags – 630
Middle Fork A-tags – 1,168
Middle Fork B-tags – 925
Salmon B-tags – 1,589
Sawtooth A-tags – 496 – on sale July 12
Sawtooth B-tags – 1,290 – on sale July 12
Selway A-tags – 179
Selway B-tags – 480
Weiser River B-tags – 3,560
Online buyers are reminded that Fish and Game added increased security measures, which require buyers to establish a unique account with a user name and password. Before tags go on sale, hunters are encouraged to buy their hunting license, set up their online account in advance and remember their password.
The numbers of elk tags available in each capped zone are updated weekly by going to https://idfg.idaho.gov and clicking “General Season Elk Tags Available” under the “Licenses” tab.