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Idaho sold out of NR elk and deer tags
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Thunderflight 29-Jun-20
IdyllwildArcher 29-Jun-20
Glunt@work 30-Jun-20
Huntcell 30-Jun-20
IdyllwildArcher 30-Jun-20
BULELK1 30-Jun-20
midwest 30-Jun-20
Brotsky 30-Jun-20
midwest 30-Jun-20
Abndoc 30-Jun-20
JL 30-Jun-20
Thunderflight 30-Jun-20
Firsty 30-Jun-20
Bloodtrail 30-Jun-20
Glunt@work 30-Jun-20
Willieboat 30-Jun-20
Buskill 01-Jul-20
midwest 01-Jul-20
THREEDFLYER 01-Jul-20
THREEDFLYER 01-Jul-20
THREEDFLYER 01-Jul-20
YZF-88 01-Jul-20
THREEDFLYER 01-Jul-20
Hessticles 01-Jul-20
THREEDFLYER 01-Jul-20
THREEDFLYER 01-Jul-20
Thunderflight 02-Jul-20
Thornton 02-Jul-20
29-Jun-20

Thunderflight 's Link
Idaho sold out of NR elk and deer tags. Elk sold out June 17th and Deer on the 26th.

The article shows the historical sold out dates. Every year its sooner. I wonder if this is a result from COs state wide draw for elk archery tags.

I was planning to hint with friends this year, but I guess it wasnt meant to be.

29-Jun-20
Folks, in 2020, you need to make your plans 2 years in advance and have a plan for what you're going to be applying for and buying as far as tags are concerned, by January of the year you want to hunt. This is how it is nowadays.

To the OP, I'm sorry your hunting plans were bushwhacked.

From: Glunt@work
30-Jun-20
CO still has OTC archery tags with no limit on the amount sold. Only a portion in the southwest changed to draw tags.

From: Huntcell
30-Jun-20
I wonder if it’s because of the plethora of you tube videos and other internet posting of great hunting Idaho has. Fast becoming the go to destination >>>>~~~~~>

30-Jun-20
I think it's just the ever onward press of what has been the reality of Western hunting for the past 30-40 years.

From: BULELK1
30-Jun-20
The best and safest way to do Idaho is the Very First day that they are available to purchase.

Have 2-3 Zones in mind and hope that 1 is still available.

Utah OTC go on sale mid-July or Colorado OTC.....

From: midwest
30-Jun-20
It's the new normal. ;-)

I'm happy to see the increased participation even if it means less opportunity for myself.

From: Brotsky
30-Jun-20
+1 Nick, I am as well. Now we just need to find a way to get all these bowhunters to be members of their state and national orgs that support their right and opportunity to hunt. It’s the best way to insure we have these rights and opportunities in the future.

From: midwest
30-Jun-20
Good point, Justin.

From: Abndoc
30-Jun-20
I'm guessing it also has to do with no Canadian trips this fall or at least how it looks. Many looking for something to do.

From: JL
30-Jun-20
^...that sounds plausible. Closed US/Canadian border has folks spending their hunting dollars in the states. Good for the US....sucks for the outfitters in Canada.

30-Jun-20
Glunt, thanks I misunderstood and thought it was the whole state.

Im most likey going to CO next year but if I do not I will be getting my tags in January.

Who knows, maybe I will draw a PA elk tag....... (stated with the utmost sarcassim LOL).

I'm going salmon fishing in MI now. Lol

From: Firsty
30-Jun-20
Anyone else hunting 76? Or the Diamond zone?

From: Bloodtrail
30-Jun-20
Interesting. Amazing that people still want to travel with what’s happening now with the pandemic. I thought it would be the opposite. Stay home, stay safe, kill local animals.

From: Glunt@work
30-Jun-20
Most guys drive out west. Pretty low risk just stopping for gas and few drive through burgers then walking around the woods for a week

From: Willieboat
30-Jun-20
Shit back in the 90s they sold out mid February early March every year .... cracks me up seeing the disbelief in them being sold out.

From: Buskill
01-Jul-20
I’ll be in 76

From: midwest
01-Jul-20
I did not know that, Willieboat.

From: THREEDFLYER
01-Jul-20
Last year the OTC Non-Resident elk tags sold out in mid August......this year was two months earlier..... I have purchased an NR elk tag in Idaho for the past several years and have been watching the trend. I intended to purchase mine in early July thinking that would be safe. On June 14th I looked at the remaining tags and saw it was at 1900 and something told me to hit the BUY NOW button.....found out they sold out on June 17th and I was really glad I did not wait!! The elk gods were looking after me this time around, let's see if it pans out in September! I have a feeling there are BIG chances coming for 2021, either reduced number of tags at a higher price, or possibly a drawing for NR tags. They may also set a fixed number of tags for each unit. Stay tuned and keep your powder dry!

From: THREEDFLYER
01-Jul-20

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From: THREEDFLYER
01-Jul-20

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From: YZF-88
01-Jul-20
I'll be in the Beaverhead unit in September helping a buddy as the designated caller. October 1st I'll be in the Diamond Creek unit with a rifle tag. Moving forward I'll be taking a break from hunting Idaho. Hoping to go out with a heavy pack.

From: THREEDFLYER
01-Jul-20
Good luck with helping your buddy and filling your rifle tag!! What state are you coming from? I am coming from Arizona

From: Hessticles
01-Jul-20
I'll be in 32A this year! First time in idaho

From: THREEDFLYER
01-Jul-20
Enjoy 32A and good luck to you!

From: THREEDFLYER
01-Jul-20
Enjoy 32A and good luck to you!

02-Jul-20
I forgot to mention that I also spoke with a G&F rep in Boise. There is legislation going through now to raise the price of NR tags. He also said they may limit them buy unit too.

From: Thornton
02-Jul-20
Glad I got mine!

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