Non-resident elk tag quotas

Question:

http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/licenses/?getPage=75

I am a little confused here. For several zone the number of tags available is greater than the quota?

For example, Lolo Zone A tag indicates a quota of 216, but indicates that 228 tags are available? How is that possible?

Thanks,

Todd Hofman

Answer:

Early in the year some tags are made available for outfitters to purchase for their clients. They are held out for the outfitters to purchase for their clients until specific dates (July 31 or August 30). At that time, any tags not purchased by outfitters go back into the general nonresident quota, which changes the numbers.