Nonresident elk and deer tags have sold out the past two years, and are selling even faster this year, Idaho Department of Fish and Game noted in an Aug. 12 news release. Nonresident hunters who plan to buy an elk tag, or resident hunters interested in buying a second tag, should do so quickly.
On Aug. 13, 716 nonresident elk tags remained out of the 12,815 available. Deer tags were also selling fast: of the 15,500 nonresident deer tags available this year, less than 4,000 remained on Aug. 12. Nonresident deer and elk tags are available as second tags every year after July 31.
Hunters can see how many tags are left on the nonresident tag information page: idfg.idaho.gov/tag/quotas-nonresident. The page is updated weekly.