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2020 Idaho nonresident OTC hunting tag list

Idaho 2020 general season tag purchase

The time to start planning out your 2020 hunting season is finally here! If you're considering hunting Idaho in 2020, don't delay on purchasing your over-the-counter general season tag! Some of these tags sell out very fast. 

All of the tags listed below are available to nonresidents starting on December 1, 2019, for the 2020 season. So you can start to pick up your tag right after midnight on Saturday night.

2020 quotas for nonresident general season tags are:

  • 12,815 nonresident elk tags
  • 14,000 nonresident regular and whitetail deer tags
  • 1,500 nonresident whitetail deer tags (additional tags available when the regular/whitetail tags sell out)

These over-the-counter tags are reserved for nonresidents through July 31, 2020. After that date, any unsold tags beginning on August 1 are then available as second tags to everyone (residents and nonresidents).

Purchase your 2020 tag here

The tables below will be updated periodically throughout the 2020 season. If you need help researching your options, be sure to jump over to Filtering 2.0 to learn more.


2020 nonresident deer and elk tag quotas

2020 Idaho Deer Tags

Tag Type Quota Available as of
Dec. 26, 2019
Regular (both) deer
and/or whitetail deer**
14,000 12,911
Reserved whitetail deer* 1,500 1,500

 

2020 Idaho Elk Tags

Tag Type Quota Available Available as of
Dec. 26, 2019
Zone elk A and B
tag
12,815 12,815 10,209

2020 Nonresident capped elk tags

(A subset of the total quota)

Elk Zone Name - 
Tag Type
Quota 12/1/19 update on
available tags
Available as of
Dec. 26, 2019
Bear River Zone - B Tag 55 Sold Out Sold Out
Big Desert Zone - B Tag 5 5 Sold Out
Diamond Creek Zone - A Tag 459 Sold Out Sold Out
Dworshak Zone - B Tag 215 215 150
Elk City Zone - A Tag 77 77 44
Elk City Zone - B Tag 261 261 66
Lolo Zone - A Tag 216 216 202
Lolo Zone - B Tag 222 222 194
Middle Fork Zone - A Tag 174 174 134
Middle Fork Zone - B Tag 267 267 200
Pioneer Zone - B Tag 12 Sold Out Sold Out
Salmon Zone - B Tag 627 627 Sold Out
Sawtooth Zone - A Tag 77 Available 5/11/20
@10 am MT
Available 5/11/20
@10 am MT
Sawtooth Zone - B Tag 197 Available 5/11/20
@10 am MT
Available 5/11/20
@10 am MT
Selway Zone - A Tag 254 254 242
Selway Zone - B Tag 284 284 144
Smoky-Bennett Zone - B Tag 22 22 Sold Out
South Hills Zone - B Tag 7 7 Sold Out
Weiser River Zone - B Tag 430 430 351

Note: Nonresident lifetime hunting/combination license holders must purchase capped zone elk tags during the resident tag sale.

*Reserved White-tailed Deer tags become available after the main quota of 14,000 has sold out.
**See Outfitter Set-aside table below. Per Idaho Code 36-408 (3), and set by the commission each July.

Outfitter set-aside

All of the unsold outfitter tags by August 1 will be added to the nonresident elk zone quota and will then become available for purchase as a second tag.

Outfitter set-aside regular/whitetail deer

Tag Type Quota Available
Outfitter regular/whitetail deer 1,985 1,985

Outfitter capped elk zones

Elk Zone Name - 
Tag Type
Quota Available
Bear River Zone - B Tag 54 54
Diamond Creek Zone - A Tag 47 47
Dworshak Zone - B Tag 47 47
Elk City Zone - A Tag 6 6
Elk City Zone - B Tag 40 40
Lolo Zone - A Tag 60 60
Lolo Zone - B Tag 236 236
Middle Fork Zone - A Tag 209 209
Middle Fork Zone - B Tag 444 444
Pioneer Zone - B Tag 21 21
Salmon Zone - B Tag 88 88
Sawtooth Zone - A Tag 48 Available 5/11/20
@10 am MT
Sawtooth Zone - B Tag 81 Available 5/11/20
@10 am MT
Selway Zone - A Tag 214 214
Selway Zone - B Tag 303 303
Smoky-Bennett Zone - B Tag 7 7
South Hills Zone - B Tag 3 3
Weiser River Zone - B Tag 10 10

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