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Idaho Nonresident whitetail tags-1500
« on: January 05, 2023, 12:20:43 PM »
From IDFG:

Nonresident "regular" deer tags sold out for 2023, but 1,500 nonresident white-tailed deer-only tags will go on sale on January 12, at 10 a.m. MST.
A limited number of tags will be available for each hunting unit.
Hunters planning to buy a tag online should follow the instructions in the press release below.
We recognize that many hunters experienced frustration during the December 1 nonresident deer and elk tag sale. Staff has been working diligently to improve the online sales system and expect this sale to be more timely and efficient.
Fred Moyer

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Re: Idaho Nonresident whitetail tags-1500
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2023, 06:29:10 PM »
Only one tag can be bought for each log in, so with limited tags per unit, your partners may not get a tag for the unit you all plan to hunt in. Man, I went from loving Idaho to hating it! How are you supposed to plan a hunt?!!
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Re: Idaho Nonresident whitetail tags-1500
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2023, 06:32:57 PM »
Only one tag can be bought for each log in, so with limited tags per unit, your partners may not get a tag for the unit you all plan to hunt in. Man, I went from loving Idaho to hating it! How are you supposed to plan a hunt?!!

Exactly.... it bothers me big time that parents can't even plan a trip with the kids....

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Re: Idaho Nonresident whitetail tags-1500
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2023, 06:36:08 PM »
And NO refunds…. Wth
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Re: Idaho Nonresident whitetail tags-1500
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2023, 06:44:26 PM »
Only one tag can be bought for each log in, so with limited tags per unit, your partners may not get a tag for the unit you all plan to hunt in. Man, I went from loving Idaho to hating it! How are you supposed to plan a hunt?!!

Exactly.... it bothers me big time that parents can't even plan a trip with the kids....

If you get a tag you can buy a youth tag even if the 1500 tags are sold out. Youth tags don't count towards any limited tags.

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Re: Idaho Nonresident whitetail tags-1500
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2023, 10:57:07 AM »
dont be getting to excited now....Idaho strikes again, i just called the state to discuss "are these statewide tags or unit specific" the answer is.... unit specific and there is not 1500 tags, there is really only 771. I asked why they sent out an email that said 1500 when in reality there is not even half of those available, and it was a generic response that basically sounded like "its a auto generated email for the past years when they really did sell 1500 surplus". so click the link below if you want to see if your unit even has an available tag ( i know mine doesnt)

https://idfg.idaho.gov/tag/quotas/nonresident/wtd

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Re: Idaho Nonresident whitetail tags-1500
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2023, 12:14:54 PM »
Man, what a joke.  Tough to start a hunting tradition with my new son in law when it's like this, can we go back 10 years in time.  Hate this
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Re: Idaho Nonresident whitetail tags-1500
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2023, 02:24:53 PM »
I thought that the deer tag numbers were reflective of deer populations in each unit that's why they made tags unit specific...  Funny how they just came up with another 1500 tags because everyone got pissed at how pathetic there system worked. Who could have seen that coming...(anyone that's bought a tag in the last two years). Trust the science!!

Bad enough the rifle season is 5-6 weeks long, then add that almost all WT tags are any deer. Increase NR tag counts. No cap on resident tags. Add wolves. Stir in some CWD and if I didn't know any better I'd think that IDFG has an ax to grind with whitetails.

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Re: Idaho Nonresident whitetail tags-1500
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2023, 02:35:57 PM »
Idaho has always had a separate stash of 1500 +- whitetail only tags....it's nothing new. You used to be able to buy them at your leisure then they started holding them till general sold out...

The only thing new is selling out general tags in one day.
Plenty of tags becoming available. If you want one go online or call on the 12th... :dunno: seems straight forward

And we saw more whitetails this last season in 5 days than the previous two years combined....

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Re: Idaho Nonresident whitetail tags-1500
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2023, 02:44:38 PM »
They've always had 1500 WT ONLY tags which have different season dates than the general tag. Then they split it up and broke those 1500 tags down by units, supposedly based on populations. This way it would limit "opportunity" kills. Meaning you are hunting elk in 10a and happen to see a nice buck and you kill it when typically you hunt whitetails in say unit 9.

They didn't just sell out of general tags they sold almost every tag for mule deer, whitetail and elk in the 1st day. Then they added an ADDITIONAL 1500 tags because I guess they felt bad...

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Re: Idaho Nonresident whitetail tags-1500
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2023, 03:01:14 PM »
They didn't add any.
They've always had a reserve of whitetail only tags.
Been in the que since Dec 1. They just hadn't decided how to divy them up yet because they had no idea all the general ( mule deer, any deer, whitetail only) would sell out so quickly....

And they used to be State wide. The unit specific has only been the last couple years. 

Man I wish it was 1998 again...there was no pressure and plenty of extra tags... :chuckle:

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Re: Idaho Nonresident whitetail tags-1500
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2023, 03:11:59 PM »
To confirm, if you already have a general deer tag can you buy a wt only tag as a second tag?
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Re: Idaho Nonresident whitetail tags-1500
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2023, 03:15:02 PM »
Yeah but you have to wait until August I believe.

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Re: Idaho Nonresident whitetail tags-1500
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2023, 03:39:27 PM »
They didn't add any.
They've always had a reserve of whitetail only tags.
Been in the que since Dec 1. They just hadn't decided how to divy them up yet because they had no idea all the general ( mule deer, any deer, whitetail only) would sell out so quickly....

And they used to be State wide. The unit specific has only been the last couple years. 

Man I wish it was 1998 again...there was no pressure and plenty of extra tags... :chuckle:
   

 :yeah: worth repeating, i guess, whitetail only are NOT new. Unit specific was introduced a few years ago to spread out non resident pressure and crowding. (the bigger problem is new resident pressure -as in tons of new residents that just moved here recently) the unit numbers are based on 10 percent of the prior hunters in the unit. The unit numbers are not based on deer population within the unit. This is a first stab by idfg to limit pressure and crowding during hunting seasons. I think it was appropriate that they tried to spread out non resident pressure first but they will eventually have to deal with the crowding due to new people recently moving here.     

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Re: Idaho Nonresident whitetail tags-1500
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2023, 03:40:04 PM »
and second tags are all at non resident prices if i understand correctly, thats the case for residents too. I also believe they didnt magically find 1500 surplus tags, they are the same 1500 they always had in surplus and they decided how to divide them between units. what i do find interesting is that they say 1500 tags, but after dividing into the unit, only 771 are actually available. so what happened to the other 729 tags?

 


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