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North America Sportshows
To see the current availability of nonresident tags, go to the nonresident tag quota webpage. 

Nonresident over-the-counter general hunt tags are limited to:

12,815 elk tags
14,000 regular and white-tailed deer tags
1,500 nonresident white-tailed deer tags, which are available when the regular/white-tailed tags sell out.

Fish and Game has sold out nonresident tags for years, and sell out dates have been getting earlier for several years. Idaho resident deer and elk tags are not limited by a quota.

Recent nonresident tag sell out dates for 2020

Elk: June 17

Deer: June 26

White-tailed deer: Still available


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Idaho 2020 Nonresident Regular Deer Tags Sold Out - Whitetail Tags Still Available

Submitted by:  TBC Press
Posted on: 06/29/20
News # 13679
Idaho 2020 regular nonresident deer tags sold out on June 26, and while some whitetail-only tags remain, nonresident hunters who plan to buy one should do so soon because they are likely to sell out quickly. Information to apply found at

Nonresident elk tags sold out on June 17. Fish and Game projections based on current sales rates show that the remaining white-tailed deer tags could sell out by August 1. Actual sell-out date could be sooner if sales increase, which occurred with nonresident elk tags. Elk tags sold out about two weeks earlier than projected.