List of returned Idaho general season tags — Late September 2023

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A few more 2023 leftover tags are available this week in Idaho. If you've been following along, this is the seventh period for Idaho's returned general season sold-out deer and elk tags. Also, there are several Controlled tags available.

General season tags

On the September 21 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. 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 September 21 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)
September 21September 19
October 5October 3
October 19October 17

Pick up an available tag here once available

September 21 general season elk tags available

A total of 246 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
Beaverhead — A Tag2651
Boise River — A Tag
- ^ Archery only
Diamond Creek — A Tag *
- ^ Archery only
Lolo — B Tag *22299
McCall — A Tag3462
Middle Fork — A Tag *17421
Middle Fork — B Tag *26776
Palisades — B Tag381
Panhandle — A Tag6431
Selway — A Tag *254117
Selway — B Tag *28434

* Indicates a capped elk zone. These capped tags are set during season setting in March.
- ^ Indicates no "any weapon" season.

Resident returned capped sold-out elk tags

UnitTag LimitTag Remaining
Dworshak Zone – B Tag2,11872
Elk City Zone – A Tag5453
Elk City Zone – B Tag1,1314
Lolo Zone – A Tag1284
Lolo Zone – B Tag630383
Middle Fork Zone – A Tag1,168976
Middle Fork Zone – B Tag925357
Salmon Zone – B Tag1,7923
Sawtooth Zone – A Tag **8751
Sawtooth Zone – B Tag **1,5222
Selway Zone – B Tag4807
Smoky-Bennett Zone - B Tag6921
Weiser River Zone - B Tag3,5604

Controlled returned hunt tags

There are also a few Controlled hunt tags available this week.

2023 leftover controlled hunt tags


Pick up an available tag once available here


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