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Re: Idaho Nonresident whitetail tags-1500
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2023, 04:08:10 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?


I think the same thing happened last year not enough quota  in each unit so the excess tags were still available to residents at the non res price. Residents can use them anywhere(not unit specific) so they were still available and sold. I thought they would adjust it this year but kinda glad they didn't :chuckle: I never did any real research but that is what I think has happened and we had similar situation last year. 

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Re: Idaho Nonresident whitetail tags-1500
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2023, 05:58:24 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....
did you see outdooraddicts link? There isnít 1,500 tags, and only certain units have tags which are very limited. Plus some are already sold out, like 10a. So no, itís not as easy as signing on and buying tags.
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Re: Idaho Nonresident whitetail tags-1500
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2023, 06:13:47 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....
did you see outdooraddicts link? There isnít 1,500 tags, and only certain units have tags which are very limited. Plus some are already sold out, like 10a. So no, itís not as easy as signing on and buying tags.

Ya I saw the link
Idaho doesn't guarantee 1500 extra tags.  They give what harvest stats and pressure allow them to give.
Sold out? 10a is a train wreck...you couldn't pay me to hunt there...
, Reserve whitetail tags aren't even available yet. Sold out means general tags for that unit are sold out and no reserve whitetail tags are available.
Pick a unit with a bunch of reserve tags listed and go hunting....learn a new area and have fun...or just complain about it and don't.... :chuckle:

See. I have no sympathy for you because you keep drawing moose tags..so.... :chuckle:

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Re: Idaho Nonresident whitetail tags-1500
« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2023, 06:33:04 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....

Panhandle unit?

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Re: Idaho Nonresident whitetail tags-1500
« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2023, 06:53:26 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....
did you see outdooraddicts link? There isnít 1,500 tags, and only certain units have tags which are very limited. Plus some are already sold out, like 10a. So no, itís not as easy as signing on and buying tags.

Ya I saw the link
Idaho doesn't guarantee 1500 extra tags.  They give what harvest stats and pressure allow them to give.
Sold out? 10a is a train wreck...you couldn't pay me to hunt there...
, Reserve whitetail tags aren't even available yet. Sold out means general tags for that unit are sold out and no reserve whitetail tags are available.
Pick a unit with a bunch of reserve tags listed and go hunting....learn a new area and have fun...or just complain about it and don't.... :chuckle:

See. I have no sympathy for you because you keep drawing moose tags..so.... :chuckle:
lol, sheep tag this year!!  My gripe is, I canít rely on planning a hunt with my son in law or buddies, canít be sure we get tags.   If you have an area that is good for late whitetail and has plenty of tags, PM me and Iíll talk to shanequa about getting you a moose tag!! 😁
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Re: Idaho Nonresident whitetail tags-1500
« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2023, 07:25:50 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:
how about when your second tag only cost you 186 bucks!!  Those were the good ole days!

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Re: Idaho Nonresident whitetail tags-1500
« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2023, 08:01:40 PM »
I'm being lazy as I could check myself.

Does Idaho offer elk tag surplus  :chuckle: or that hunters give back which in turn nonresidents can purchase?

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Re: Idaho Nonresident whitetail tags-1500
« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2023, 01:47:25 PM »
Interesting I guess Iím still in the game. When I asked about the later sale for whitetail only tags people on this site insured me they all went on sale at the same time. Itís nice when people are wrong in your favor.

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Re: Idaho Nonresident whitetail tags-1500
« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2023, 02:21:12 PM »
The only thing Idaho has changed is making you choose a deer unit. The reason it is so hard to get a tag is because hunters changed their approach. No one used to buy an Idaho non resident tag until later in the year. If you want it to go back to the good old days stop lining up when the tags go on sale.

I know of several people who bought tags early last year for Idaho who did not even hunt in Idaho because they drew other tags or had other situations that prevented them from hunting. If everyone just said no to buying the junk tags there would be no issue getting tags in Idaho.

I guarantee there will be lots of disappointed hunters come November this year after they travel to Idaho to hunt the tags they got. Most units in Idaho and Montana are not worth the price to hunt them if you are a nonresident.

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Re: Idaho Nonresident whitetail tags-1500
« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2023, 03:34:40 PM »
The only thing Idaho has changed is making you choose a deer unit. The reason it is so hard to get a tag is because hunters changed their approach. No one used to buy an Idaho non resident tag until later in the year. If you want it to go back to the good old days stop lining up when the tags go on sale.

I know of several people who bought tags early last year for Idaho who did not even hunt in Idaho because they drew other tags or had other situations that prevented them from hunting. If everyone just said no to buying the junk tags there would be no issue getting tags in Idaho.

I guarantee there will be lots of disappointed hunters come November this year after they travel to Idaho to hunt the tags they got. Most units in Idaho and Montana are not worth the price to hunt them if you are a nonresident.
Lots of truth in this  :yeah:

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Re: Idaho Nonresident whitetail tags-1500
« Reply #25 on: January 07, 2023, 05:19:02 PM »
Tags will continue selling out extremely fast until the economy crashes and people donít have any extra money for things like that.

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Re: Idaho Nonresident whitetail tags-1500
« Reply #26 on: January 08, 2023, 10:15:38 AM »
do you guys think these wt tags will sell out with a few minutes given there are only 700 and something?
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Re: Idaho Nonresident whitetail tags-1500
« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2023, 11:18:21 AM »
I would think so, I wonít be in the mess, just not worth the risk of one of us not getting a tag for the same area. Not playing raindeer games anymore.
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Re: Idaho Nonresident whitetail tags-1500
« Reply #28 on: January 08, 2023, 11:40:39 AM »
I would think so, I wonít be in the mess, just not worth the risk of one of us not getting a tag for the same area. Not playing raindeer games anymore.

Ya my issue/concern is that I wouldn't be able to get a tag for both my old man and myself in the same unit before they sold out.
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Re: Idaho Nonresident whitetail tags-1500
« Reply #29 on: January 08, 2023, 12:37:30 PM »
I would think so, I wonít be in the mess, just not worth the risk of one of us not getting a tag for the same area. Not playing raindeer games anymore.

Ya my issue/concern is that I wouldn't be able to get a tag for both my old man and myself in the same unit before they sold out.
exactly, and if you look at the number of tags in each unit, seems even tougher. 
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