Second deer tags will sell for full price this year

Elk hunters can double their hunting opportunity at a discount in August by buying a second tag to extend their season and have a chance to harvest two elk.

Starting Aug. 1, Fish and Game is offering nonresident elk tags for $299 when purchased as a second tag (plus $1.75 vendor fee), which is discounted from the regular price of $416. It will return to the regular price on Sept. 1.

Second deer tags will not be discounted this year due to high demand, but will still be available as second tags for $301.75 while supplies last.

The second-tag program has been popular with hunters. For many years, portions of the nonresident quota of 12,815 elk tags and 15,500 deer tags went unsold.

Since 2000, they have been available as second tags for residents and nonresidents alike, although the majority of second tags (about 70 percent) are sold to residents.

Starting 2014, Fish and Game discounted the second tags, but due to popularity and growing demand, only elk tags will be discounted this year, and only during August.

Second elk and deer tags can be bought at any Fish and Game office that sells licenses, at any license and tag vendor, online at idfg.idaho.gov and by phone with a credit card at (800) 554-8685.

More information is online at idfg.idaho.gov/buy/second-tag.

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