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Idaho 2024
« on: December 01, 2023, 02:03:16 PM »
Well who got their Idaho tag/tags today? It seemed to run a lot smoother this year.

I wasn't even planning on hunting Idaho next year but I logged in and had a really good spot in line. Took me 45 minutes to get in so I bought a whitetail tag in a unit I've hunted in the past. I have a buddy in Idaho that lives close to the unit I got so I get to hunt with him again finally!  :IBCOOL:

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Re: Idaho 2024
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2023, 02:40:08 PM »
A buddy and I got archery elk tags  :IBCOOL: come on September

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Re: Idaho 2024
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2023, 02:42:06 PM »
Got my usual whitetail tag for a unit in adjacent north Idaho.  Not sure how many more years I'll have such luck, but I'm grateful today! 

I do really think that one should be able to buy a tag for 1 or 2 (maybe even 3) other people, but not 5+.  I saw quite a bit of that this morning.  Idaho, as others have pointed out, may not care about the unintended consequences of big "group buys", since they get to sell tags efficiently.  They are basically able to reduce several transactions to one, essentially making the buyer a secondary dealer for his/her friends or family.  (I'm not saying it's the best way, just thinking about it from their standpoint).

Good luck to others who got a tag, and condolences to those who came away without.   

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Re: Idaho 2024
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2023, 02:46:30 PM »
Felt sorry for the keyboard crunchers - what a pain - count was 45k by 9:15  yikes!

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Re: Idaho 2024
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2023, 03:09:34 PM »
I had a number just north of 8500.

Everything I wanted for archery elk was gone by 10am.  I didnít get in until 1030 or so and got my 8th choice for archery.  It is better than WA otc but still not great.  And the worse part is not being able to buy with hunting partners.  If they change one thing I wish it would be that.  You could link up to 3 others on your purchase so that you can all hunt together.


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Re: Idaho 2024
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2023, 03:37:08 PM »
Got my whitetail tag like usual, was # 3k something

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Re: Idaho 2024
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2023, 04:09:56 PM »
I was able to get a Whitetail tag.

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Re: Idaho 2024
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2023, 04:14:14 PM »
Got my usual whitetail tag for a unit in adjacent north Idaho.  Not sure how many more years I'll have such luck, but I'm grateful today! 

I do really think that one should be able to buy a tag for 1 or 2 (maybe even 3) other people, but not 5+.  I saw quite a bit of that this morning.  Idaho, as others have pointed out, may not care about the unintended consequences of big "group buys", since they get to sell tags efficiently.  They are basically able to reduce several transactions to one, essentially making the buyer a secondary dealer for his/her friends or family.  (I'm not saying it's the best way, just thinking about it from their standpoint).

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Re: Idaho 2024
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2023, 05:38:47 PM »
I found it odd that the certain Whitetail tags sold out before the General Deer tags in the same unit. I'm guessing people started panicking and just bought whatever they first seen once they finally got in. There is no reason any whitetail tag should have sold out before the general tag in the same unit.

With that being said, my wife picked up an elk and deer tag, plus I got our daughter a youth deer tag. I decided to sit out this year and focus on them.
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Re: Idaho 2024
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2023, 07:04:43 PM »
I was around 25,000. Picked up a Whitetail tag in a new unit to me. Website ran smooth with no hiccups.

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Re: Idaho 2024
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2023, 09:07:31 PM »
Got my usual elk and whitetail tags. My elk partner, however, got screwed. He had a 6000 number and was kicked out literally 2 seconds after he was allowed in. (He took screen shots.) My wife also had trouble. She kept adding her deer tag to her cart, but it wouldnít let her buy it. After her third attempt, it logged her out and sent her back to the line. Frustrating for sureÖ

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Re: Idaho 2024
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2023, 10:02:41 PM »
Got a deer tag for a unit that sounds like mostly whitetail. I have never specifically hunted for a whitetail . Should be interesting.

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Re: Idaho 2024
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2023, 10:09:13 PM »
I found it odd that the certain Whitetail tags sold out before the General Deer tags in the same unit. I'm guessing people started panicking and just bought whatever they first seen once they finally got in. There is no reason any whitetail tag should have sold out before the general tag in the same unit.

With that being said, my wife picked up an elk and deer tag, plus I got our daughter a youth deer tag. I decided to sit out this year and focus on them.


So, I noticed that too and wondered what happened. But, I actually got back in line and waited after getting my general tag. It appeared as though I was able to buy a WT tag if I wanted too, so I just assumed you could buy multiple OTC deer tags. Not sure if thatís what happened, but I was wondering if some people bought both general and WT tags at the same time? Thatís all I could figure logically speaking. 

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Re: Idaho 2024
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2023, 10:12:49 PM »
Got a panhandle A tag, excited to explore and see the beauty that Idaho has to offer. If I see some elk Iíll count it as a bonus.

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Re: Idaho 2024
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2023, 11:32:22 PM »
I found it odd that the certain Whitetail tags sold out before the General Deer tags in the same unit. I'm guessing people started panicking and just bought whatever they first seen once they finally got in. There is no reason any whitetail tag should have sold out before the general tag in the same unit.

With that being said, my wife picked up an elk and deer tag, plus I got our daughter a youth deer tag. I decided to sit out this year and focus on them.
If one is so inclined, most units offer November hunting on a whitetail only tag while the regular deer tag would only offer hunting in October. Also in most cases with a whitetail only tag you can shoot a doe but you cannot shoot a doe with a regular tag so the whitetail tag does have its benefits


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