Hunters: Buy deer tags early to avoid the last minute rush

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - You have a lot to look forward to this deer hunting season, but standing in a long line waiting to buy a tag should not be one of them.

Fish and Game is anticipating high volumes of sales immediately before the opening day on Oct. 10. By buying tags early, you can avoid the last-minute rush. 

You have numerous buying options for hunting licenses and tags, but if you buy online or by phone 1-800-554-8685, remember to allow seven to 10 business days for your tags to arrive. The license will be immediately available as a PDF.

Nonresident general deer tags sold out in late August, and fewer than 300 nonresident/second whitetail deer tags remained as of Tuesday.

You can see how many remain on the nonresident tag sales page, but be aware that it’s only updated once per week, so it may not reflect the actual number of tags available.

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