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Important changes for NR hunters in Idaho for 2020 - read and follow the links.

44hunter45

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Idaho is capping the percentage of NR hunters in a number of deer and elk units beginning in 2021.
Idaho NR Deer and Elk tags for 2021 go on sale Dec 1st, 2020.
These changes will result in earlier sellouts than last year.
NR hunters interested in Idaho should read the linked article and follow all the links in the article regarding the limits in each specific Zone and GMU.

 

BAKPAKR

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Having to pick a specific GMU sure puts a kink in plans for my daughter deer hunting in Idaho. Last weekend, I canceled our flight west for a Thanksgiving deer hunt due to COVID concerns. I had not paid any attention to the proposed changes except for the increased tag/license fees, and my plan was that we would just head out next year to hunt between a farm in one unit and another farm in a different unit 20 miles away.

Now, I have to decide which unit to hunt - the one where we can be eating lunch at the kitchen table and possibly see a buck crossing the field or the one where my brother and a friend have a “hit list” for my daughter.
 
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Id-Dave

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It would have been nice if they lumped the units together like the elk zones so you can hunt adjoining units. I hunt Whitetail every November with my non-res Dad + some others & where we camp and hunt is right in the middle of two units.
 

TOGIE

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no to hijack, necessarily

how does this process necessarily work for the NR?

do i need to buy my hunting license before this coming Dec 1? or do i buy my "receipt" on december 1 if i'm lucky enough to grab one before they sell out, and then i can pick up my hunting license later?

i'm looking into going to idaho next fall for the first time. some things seem simple enough, but a little confusion here and there. i'm only looking at deer though
 

TOGIE

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is it pretty lucky to get the general deer unit your looking for? or is it not the chaotic mad dash i'm imagining?

i'm kinda imagining leftover day in colorado when it comes to general tags in idaho. it's all i know that would seem similar.
 

TheTone

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I’m not sure anyone can say how long some deer tags will be available. This will be the first year that non resident deer tags will be unit specific and on individual unit quotas. I suspect some will sell fairly quick and there may be others that don’t sell at all or sell really late and someone plays dumb and uses the tag where it isn’t valid
 

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