List of returned Idaho general season tags — Late September 2023
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:
Below is a list of remaining returned tag dates:
Idaho remaining returned sold-out tag dates for 2023
(10:00 a.m. MT)
view available tags
(10:00 a.m. MT)
|September 21||September 19|
|October 5||October 3|
|October 19||October 17|
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 Type||Tag Limit||Tags Remaining|
|Beaverhead — A Tag||265||1|
|Boise River — A Tag|
- ^ Archery only
|Diamond Creek — A Tag *|
- ^ Archery only
|Lolo — B Tag *||222||99|
|McCall — A Tag||346||2|
|Middle Fork — A Tag *||174||21|
|Middle Fork — B Tag *||267||76|
|Palisades — B Tag||38||1|
|Panhandle — A Tag||643||1|
|Selway — A Tag *||254||117|
|Selway — B Tag *||284||34|
* 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
|Unit||Tag Limit||Tag Remaining|
|Dworshak Zone – B Tag||2,118||72|
|Elk City Zone – A Tag||545||3|
|Elk City Zone – B Tag||1,131||4|
|Lolo Zone – A Tag||128||4|
|Lolo Zone – B Tag||630||383|
|Middle Fork Zone – A Tag||1,168||976|
|Middle Fork Zone – B Tag||925||357|
|Salmon Zone – B Tag||1,792||3|
|Sawtooth Zone – A Tag **||875||1|
|Sawtooth Zone – B Tag **||1,522||2|
|Selway Zone – B Tag||480||7|
|Smoky-Bennett Zone - B Tag||692||1|
|Weiser River Zone - B Tag||3,560||4|
Controlled returned hunt tags
There are also a few Controlled hunt tags available this week.
2023 leftover controlled hunt tags