What was the reasoning for reduced price non resident tags? If the hunting has got so poor that non residents don't want to hunt here, I think its time to go back to the drawing board and come up with a plan to boost animal numbers to produce quality hunts...not lower the price of non resident tags to produce more revenue in a hurry.
For 30 years, Idaho has had a quota for nonresident hunters. 13 years ago, the Commission decided to make any unsold nonresident tags available for purchase to residents at full price. The Commission adopted the 2nd tag discount for residents and nonresidents because it wanted to encourage more hunters to take advantage of additional hunting options that second tags provide. The sale of nonresident deer and elk tags provide significant revenue to fund the field operations of the Fish and Game Department. Reductions in nonresident tag sales since 2008 have resulted in less revenue to fund important management activities. Discounting these second tags will provide a mechanism for hunters who wish to increase their hunting options to also help recover necessary funding for important Fish and Game programs and operation. 2nd tags are available for purchase until the nonresident quota fills.