As of Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Big game hunters who were successful in drawing controlled hunt tags for deer, elk, pronghorn, and bear have until midnight Mountain Daylight Time, Monday, Aug. 1 to buy their tags.
Applicants can find out if they drew a tag by checking the controlled hunt drawing results on the Idaho Fish and Game web site at
Postcards were mailed to successful applicants by July 10. It is the responsibility of hunters to determine whether they were drawn. Unsuccessful applicants will not be notified.
Controlled hunt tags not purchased by Aug. 1, except unlimited tags, will be forfeited and made available in a second drawing. The application period for the second drawing runs from Aug. 5-15, with the drawing to be held around Aug. 20. Any remaining tags leftover from the second drawing will be available first-come, first-served Aug. 25 at 10 a.m. MT.
Hunters can buy their tags at any Fish and Game office, license vendor, by telephone at 800-554-8685, or online from Fish and Game’s website. For information on rules and dates for specific hunts, consult the current seasons and rules brochure or the Fish and Game Website.