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Can you please tell me what capping a zone means?

I recieved a survey for elk hunting in Idaho and one of the questions asked me if
I hunt in a capped zone, and if it affected where I hunt. I'm not sure what that means.


To manage game in some of the elk zones we have established, we only allow a limited number of tags to be sold.

The capped zones are:

Dworshak zone B tags

Lolo A & B tags

Elk City zone B tags

Selway zone A & B tags

Middlefork zone A & B tags

Salmon zone B tags

Sawtooth zone A & B tags

Smoky Mountain zone A & B tags

Diamond Creek zone A tags

Resident capped zone tags go on sale on July 10 (midnight mountain time)

Nonresident capped zone tag go on sale Dec 1 of the year before.