No over-the-counter nonresident deer, elk tags available this year

| August 4, 2020 1:00 AM

Idaho hunters who planned to buy a second elk or deer tag when non-resident tags go on sale this week to the general public, won’t have the opportunity this year.

That is because over-the-counter, nonresident deer and elk tags have been sold out and there are no nonresident tags currently available to be sold as second tags for the 2020 hunting season, which customarily became available on Aug. 1, Fish and Game said.

In recent years when nonresident over-the-counter deer and elk tags did not sell out, Idaho Fish and Game allowed resident and nonresident hunters to buy unsold nonresident tags Aug. 1.

If any tags are returned, they will be sold on a first-come basis, according to Fish and Game.