List of returned Idaho general season tags — Early October 2023

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NOTE: Idaho Fish and Game actually canceled this tag date.

A few more 2023 leftover tags are available this week in Idaho. If you've been following along, this is the eighth period for Idaho's returned general season sold-out deer and elk tags. NOTE: there are currently no general deer tags available as a leftover during this period.

General season tags

On the October 5 general season return sale date in Idaho at 10:00 a.m. MT, there are some elk tags available.

  • A tag can be purchased for any of the units listed in the tables below
  • Individual unit tag counts are a not-to-exceed limit.
  • NOTE: This is also when a resident can buy one unsold nonresident general season deer and elk tag at the nonresident price. So, a resident can pick up a second tag, AND ALSO, a nonresident can pick up a second tag. So you could have two deer tags or two elk tags. Again, in this leftover period, there are only general season elk tags available.

You can get additional information here if you don't know how Idaho's process works for picking up a tag.

Returned sold-out tags

Available tags will be listed here on Idaho's 2023 returned tag page.

If there are any returned tags on the other sale dates, they will now be available on the second and fourth Thursday of each remaining month at 10:00 a.m. MT. The list of available tags for that period will be made available two days before the sale opens at 10:00 a.m. These tags will be available online on a first-come, first-served basis, and they will sell out quickly!

Before the October 5 sale date, it's a great idea to do some research ahead of time on both Filtering 2.0 and GOHUNT Maps to see what units you might be interested in. Jump over to those research tools below: 

Research on Filtering 2.0 here Research on GOHUNT Maps

Below is a list of remaining returned tag dates:

Idaho remaining returned sold-out tag dates for 2023

Sale date
(10:00 a.m. MT)
Date to
view available tags
(10:00 a.m. MT)
October 5October 3
October 19October 17

Pick up an available tag here once available

October 5 general season elk tags available

A total of 184 elk tags are available.

Note: Sales in all units will cease when the statewide not-to-exceed quota is reached.

Nonresident returned elk tags

Elk Zone TypeTag LimitTags Remaining
Lolo — B Tag *22291
Middle Fork — A Tag *17415
Middle Fork — B Tag *26773
Selway — A Tag *254112
Selway — B Tag *28431

* Indicates a capped elk zone. These capped tags are set during season setting in March.

Resident returned capped sold-out elk tags

UnitTag LimitTag Remaining
Lolo Zone – A Tag1284
Lolo Zone – B Tag630346
Middle Fork Zone – A Tag1,168966
Middle Fork Zone – B Tag925330

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