When can I buy a hunting license and tags for next year?

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Nonresidents can buy licenses, deer and elk tags beginning Monday, December 1. Residents also can buy 2009 hunting licenses starting Monday, and they can buy a receipt for deer and elk tags, which don't go on sale until after deer, elk and pronghorn controlled hunt drawings. Hunters can redeem the receipt for a deer or elk tag after the controlled hunt drawings in July so those whose names were drawn don't have to exchange their general season tags for controlled hunt tags at a Fish and Game office. Instead the controlled winners are simply issued a controlled hunt tag at any license vendor. The rest are issued general season tags.