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Nonresident elk tags sold out for 2017, deer selling fast
November 2, 2017
By Roger Phillips
IDFG Public Information Specialist

Idaho Fish and Game sold out its nonresident regular deer and nonresident elk tags for the first time in nearly a decade, and nonresident hunters wanting whitetail tags better act. It's the first time since 2008 all nonresident elk tags have sold.

There is no limit on over-the-counter deer and elk tags for residents.

On Nov. 1, about 500 nonresident whitetail tags remained. Nonresident regular deer tags sold out 19 days sooner than last year. At current sales rate, nonresident whitetail tags could be sold out by mid November. You can see how many remain unsold on the licenses and tags information page.

For hunters looking forward to next year, 2018 nonresident deer and elk tags go on sale Dec. 1, 2017 for most deer and elk hunts.

Fish and Game has a limit of 15,500 nonresident regular deer tags and 12,815 nonresident elk tags as general season tags, available over the counter. Those numbers have not changed in more than 25 years.
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