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Tag Designation

  • All allocated tags must be purchased at an IDFG regional office.  You will need to complete the outfitter certification form and pay a $5.00 fee to IDFG for each allocated tag. Non-allocated tags must also be reported to an IDFG regional office by December 20th of each year for any tags outside your designation of allocated tags that you wish to report on. Use Verification is $20 per tag you report.

Outfitter Tag Use Reporting Form

Hunt Calculations:

Tag Designation Forms:

Important Dates:

  • February 1st – Hunting Tag Use Verification Letters sent out
  • February 15th – Deadline to submit hardships and dispute historical tag use for 2023 season
  • April 10th – Allocated tag waiting list opens for requests
  • April 20th – First day for tags to become available from the waiting list if any are available
  • July 3rd – Allocated CH tags become available for the 2024 season
  • July 16th – Deadline to pick up allocated tags from IDFG (Unused tags revert to the undesignated tag pool, this excludes CH tags)
  • July 31st – All unused allocated tags (excluding CH tags) return to IDFG for sale to the general public
  • September 10th – Deadline to pick up allocated CH tags from IDFG
  • December 20th – Deadline to verify non-allocated tag use to IDFG

Current Designation Schedule:

  • August/September Limited Tag Allocation Designation for the 2025 Season
  • Capped and Controlled Hunt Tags are set for the 2023 & 2024 Seasons (Subject to change if allocation changes at the discretion of the Idaho Fish and Game Commission).

For all tag designation requests and questions please email

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