IDFG has sent the number of allocated outfitted elk tags approved by the Commission to the IOGLB. The IOGLB is in the process of verifying the 2018 and 2019 use reports that Outfitters sent in last December. Outfitters have until Feb 12th to return their verification documents. Outfitters who do not return any verification documents will have their previously reported numbers used. Hunts that have corrected historical use data will be forwarded to the F&G Department for recommendations to the Commission to consider additional allocated tags.
The elk hunts that do not have contested past use reports will be designated first. To check the status: google “IOGLB portal home” — click “Allocated Tags” (on the left side) — click “Status of 2021 New Hunts”
Click here for status of 2021 New Hunts
IOGLB will send an email notification to outfitters of their designated number of allocated tags. Outfitters will have two weeks to appeal their designated tag number. Any hunt that is appealed will have all the outfitters in the hunt notified for their input, then the Board will decide the appeal.
It is unlikely that the new allocated outfitted tags will be available to purchase before the first part of March.
The Fish and Game Commission meets March 18th to set big game seasons and set the number of outfitted allocated tags in previously capped elk hunts and controlled hunts. IOGA has sent a letter to the Department and the Commissioners requesting that they follow the statues and rules of allocation when considering these allocations. These allocated outfitted tags will follow the same process, so don’t expect them until late April.
Click here to see IOGA’s letter