Hunters who successfully drew controlled hunts in Idaho this year have until Monday, August 6, 11:59pm Mountain Daylight Time to pick up their tags for elk, deer, antelope, fall turkey and fall bear.
Typically, hunters receive postcards in the mail by July 10, notifying them if they drew a controlled hunt. This provides plenty of time for hunters to pick up their tags by the regular deadline of August 1. Unfortunately, this year’s postcard notification didn’t go out until Tuesday, July 24th.
Tags not picked up by the August 6 extended deadline revert back into a pool of tags available for a second controlled hunt drawing. The application window for the second drawing has been moved to Friday, August 10 through Friday, August 17.
Go here for more information from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.
(Photo source: Andrew N. Sweatman)