I have an A Tag for the snake river zone. Am I restricted to this zone or can I slip out north to the Big Desert and Archery hunt?
You are restricted to the Snake River Zone with the tag you currently have. Elk zone tags are only valid for the zone they are purchased for.
The exceptions are for depredation hunts, extra antlerless elk hunts, or buying a discounted nonresident elk tag as a second tag, if available.