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2018 Idaho Tags
« on: December 01, 2017, 09:23:21 AM »
Went on sale today for non-residents - got mine :tup:

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Re: 2018 Idaho Tags
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2017, 09:57:54 AM »
The only tag I thought on sale was the Sawtooth elk, but a Nov. 17 commission meeting postponed the sale of those tags.  So, If I may, what did you get?

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Re: 2018 Idaho Tags
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2017, 10:05:51 AM »
As of 12/1 all but the Sawtooth are up.

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Re: 2018 Idaho Tags
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2017, 10:53:56 AM »
OK, Thanks

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Re: 2018 Idaho Tags
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2017, 11:39:25 AM »
Did I read it right that you print your hunting license out and they don't mail them?

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Re: 2018 Idaho Tags
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2017, 01:11:26 PM »
got mine

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Re: 2018 Idaho Tags
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2017, 01:15:12 PM »
 :tup: Wife and I are all set!
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Re: 2018 Idaho Tags
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2017, 07:42:04 PM »
Did I read it right that you print your hunting license out and they don't mail them?
If you buy them online, yes.  You have to print the license, and they mail you the actual tags.

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Re: 2018 Idaho Tags
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2017, 07:58:15 PM »
How long do these usually last before selling out in better areas for elk?  I am trying to go next year and had no idea they go for sell so quickly!?!
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Re: 2018 Idaho Tags
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2017, 08:23:27 PM »
What zone did you get
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Re: 2018 Idaho Tags
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2017, 09:59:31 PM »
What did you guys all buy since the Sawtooth tags are off the table?
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Re: 2018 Idaho Tags
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2017, 07:08:08 PM »
Did I read it right that you print your hunting license out and they don't mail them?
If you buy them online, yes.  You have to print the license, and they mail you the actual tags.

Remember that you have to print it at the time of purchase and can't go back later and do it.  I made that mistake this year and had to call and beg them to send me one without charging me for it.  If you use their phone system to purchase then they send the license and tags.
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Re: 2018 Idaho Tags
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2017, 07:16:04 PM »
What did you guys all buy since the Sawtooth tags are off the table?
nothing, waiting for them to go on sale

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Re: 2018 Idaho Tags
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2017, 08:34:10 PM »
Has anyone ever hunted the Selway A or Middle Fork A tags? I'm new to Idaho elk hunting, so I'm just trying to at least start with tag that I have a decent shot at filling. I'm a meat hunter when it comes to elk, so I'm looking more for the opportunity to harvest versus the quality.
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Re: 2018 Idaho Tags
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2017, 10:49:22 PM »
How long do these usually last before selling out in better areas for elk?  I am trying to go next year and had no idea they go for sell so quickly!?!

It really depends on the area.  For example, some of the difficult-to-access wilderness areas (Frank Church, Selway) have both resident and non-resident elk tags that never sell out, even during the rifle season.  Other areas will sell out early.

Remember that the non-resident quota is limited to 10% of the total number of tags, calculated on each individual area.
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Re: 2018 Idaho Tags
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2017, 07:57:14 AM »
Did I read it right that you print your hunting license out and they don't mail them?
Just the license, tags will be sent. :tup:

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Re: 2018 Idaho Tags
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2017, 08:18:56 AM »
What did you guys all buy since the Sawtooth tags are off the table?
nothing, waiting for them to go on sale

im betting sawtooth goes to a draw this year

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Re: 2018 Idaho Tags
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2017, 09:42:45 AM »
Did I read it right that you print your hunting license out and they don't mail them?
If you buy them online, yes.  You have to print the license, and they mail you the actual tags.

Remember that you have to print it at the time of purchase and can't go back later and do it.  I made that mistake this year and had to call and beg them to send me one without charging me for it.  If you use their phone system to purchase then they send the license and tags.
Ok thank you. I will be calling  them. Printer decided to act up and not print :(

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Re: 2018 Idaho Tags
« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2017, 02:11:58 PM »
Has anyone ever hunted the Selway A or Middle Fork A tags? I'm new to Idaho elk hunting, so I'm just trying to at least start with tag that I have a decent shot at filling. I'm a meat hunter when it comes to elk, so I'm looking more for the opportunity to harvest versus the quality.

Two directions in both those areas..Up and Down. Neither one of them is what they used to be 10 years ago for elk hunting. Check Idaho's harvest reports.

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Re: 2018 Idaho Tags
« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2017, 02:14:22 PM »
In the old days I think those tags would be sold out already

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Re: 2018 Idaho Tags
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2017, 02:16:46 PM »
Solid advice fishgamereeper, I will look them up. If I'm just looking for a meat hunt, am I better off just putting in for a controlled hunt cow permit and forgoing buying a capped tag right now?
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Re: 2018 Idaho Tags
« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2017, 02:39:05 PM »
Solid advice fishgamereeper, I will look them up. If I'm just looking for a meat hunt, am I better off just putting in for a controlled hunt cow permit and forgoing buying a capped tag right now?

I'd add to his advice as to not have 10 or 10A as a first choice. I was over in that area for 5 months this year and didn't see hardly any elk at all. I saw less than 200.  I left in Early October and know of 2 elk taken during archery and that's it. All my Co workers over there except a couple hunt elsewhere.

I heard stories from a few pilots on how the wolves have ate all of the elk. I'd ask the pilots all the time if they saw any elk on recons in the Selway Zones. Quite a few times they seen none in areas where there used to be hundreds.
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Re: 2018 Idaho Tags
« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2017, 02:39:26 PM »
Solid advice fishgamereeper, I will look them up. If I'm just looking for a meat hunt, am I better off just putting in for a controlled hunt cow permit and forgoing buying a capped tag right now?

I would study all the harvest reports general and draw. Decide what type of country you like to hunt. Idaho is about as mixed terrain as it gets. And wait a couple months. Most capped tags don't sell out. IDFG is good about updating the # avail as it is. I would put in for a draw, it cant hurt, then buy general if needed. There are no guarantee harvest elk units in Idaho anymore, unfortunately.

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Re: 2018 Idaho Tags
« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2017, 03:41:54 PM »
Has anyone ever hunted the Selway A or Middle Fork A tags? I'm new to Idaho elk hunting, so I'm just trying to at least start with tag that I have a decent shot at filling. I'm a meat hunter when it comes to elk, so I'm looking more for the opportunity to harvest versus the quality.

Two directions in both those areas..Up and Down. Neither one of them is what they used to be 10 years ago for elk hunting. Check Idaho's harvest reports.
Hunted the selway about 6 or 7 years ago, beautiful country! But the lack of elk was sad, that is truly elk country that the wolves control.  It might have changed with wolf tags available now, but Iím sure itís going to take years to be what it once was.
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Re: 2018 Idaho Tags
« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2017, 03:49:02 PM »
Solid advice fishgamereeper, I will look them up. If I'm just looking for a meat hunt, am I better off just putting in for a controlled hunt cow permit and forgoing buying a capped tag right now?

I'd add to his advice as to not have 10 or 10A as a first choice. I was over in that area for 5 months this year and didn't see hardly any elk at all. I saw less than 200.  I left in Early October and know of 2 elk taken during archery and that's it. All my Co workers over there except a couple hunt elsewhere.

I heard stories from a few pilots on how the wolves have ate all of the elk. I'd ask the pilots all the time if they saw any elk on recons in the Selway Zones. Quite a few times they seen none in areas where there used to be hundreds.
:yeah: We had 3 different people in our group see wolves this year but unfortuantely not long enough to get any shots off. The elk have really taken a beating from the wolves the last several years

 

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