Idaho hunters: Discounted big game tags on sale

Resident and nonresident big game hunters can buy remaining nonresident tags as second tags for $199 for deer and $350 for elk, plus vendor fees. After August, the prices increase to $300 and $415. Any hunter who has purchased a hunting license and a 2015 deer or elk tag at regular price can buy a discounted second tag for the same species. Tags are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Options for big game controlled hunts

Unclaimed tags for controlled hunts that begin on or before Aug. 15 and close before October will be available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 10 a.m. Thursday.

The application period for unclaimed deer, elk and pronghorn tags (for hunts starting after Aug. 15) runs until Aug. 15. Results of the second draw will be available by Aug. 20.

Any tags not purchased after the second drawing will be sold starting at 10 a.m. Aug. 25. See the list of available tags at Idaho Fish and Game’s website (

The deadline for the Idaho Super Hunt drawing is Aug. 10. The Super Hunt drawing is for two elk tags, two deer tags, two pronghorn tags and one moose tag and one Super Hunt Combo (one tag for each of those species).