2022 Ordinary non-resident deer tags sold out in Idaho; Another 1,500 non-resident whitetail deer tags remain | Idaho
BOISE – 2022 Idaho non-resident regular deer tags are already sold out, but 1,500 non-resident deer tags will be available for purchase starting Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 10:00 a.m. MST / 9:00 a.m. PST.
Non-resident hunters can purchase a white tail tag online, from vendors, or by phone at (800) 554-8685. Hunters can view the current availability of non-resident deer and elk tags on the Non-Resident Tag Quota webpage.
Once over-the-counter non-resident deer tags have been sold, non-residents can still obtain a tag in several ways:
- Apply for a Controlled Hunting in May and, if selected, a non-resident can purchase the Controlled Hunting Beacon. (Non-residents are limited to 10 percent of all controlled hunting tags.)
- Purchase a returned non-resident tag, which, if available, will go on sale April 21
- Hire an outfitter if the outfitter has non-resident tags available.
- Buy chances in the Super Hunt draw, which is open to non-residents. Each year, 34 hunters win this special opportunity to obtain one or more beacons, valid for any open state unit, general or controlled hunts, for the species in which they fired a beacon. There are two Super Hunt draws each year, and the deadline for the first is May 31.
The Idaho Fish and Game has sold tags of non-resident deer and elk since 2017, with sale dates growing earlier each year. Non-resident labels go on sale December 1 for the following year.