The 2nd Controlled hunt application period is now open for hunters that didn’t draw in the primary Controlled hunt draw. These tags were either not bought by a hunter who drew them, or no one applied for them in the first drawing.

There is a list of permits that are available during the draw. These permits can be found by clicking here. Hunters can apply at Fish and Game license vendors, by telephone at 800-554-8685, or online at On top of big game permits being available 37 remaining swan-controlled hunt tags available. Swan tags were changed to controlled hunts after a decision by the Fish and Game Commission in 2021.

If you are looking for further information about these hunts, you can check out the 2022 Big Game Seasons and Rules brochure online. Some of these hunts will be ongoing by the time the second drawing is completed. 

Any permits not drawn in the 2nd Controlled hunt drawing will be sold first come, first served on Aug. 25 at 10 a.m. MDT. Applicants purchasing a leftover tag must submit the nonrefundable application fee. Additionally, waiting period restrictions and the 10 percent nonresident limit do not apply to the second hunt drawing or leftover tag sales.

Below we will list two important dates:

Saturday, Aug. 15th: This is the deadline to apply for the 2nd drawing!

August 25 at 10 a.m. MDT:  This is when tags that were not drawn in the drawing will go on sale.

You can read more about the 2nd drawing in Idaho by clicking here. Likewise, we have covered several Idaho hunting news stories recently, you can check them out by clicking here.

So, what are your thoughts on the 2nd Controlled hunt drawing? Do you plan on applying for any of the tags? Let us know in the comments!

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