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Governor, Commissioner, and Conservation Tags

January 2021

Governor, Commissioner, and Conservation Tags
 
Due to COVID-19, there are no in-person actions at this time. All auctions have been moved to online only for a majority of the 2021 season. We will do our best to keep up-to-date information listed on our website. For more information on these tags, visit www.huntinfool.com/resources/statewide-permits.

Governor, Commissioner, and Conservation Tags are another way you can buy a permit for some of the very best units in most states out west. However, these hunts are not cheap to acquire and you better be ready to pull out your checkbook. All of these tags are auctioned off and sold to the highest bidder. The state and type of tag determines the units and season dates you can hunt. Some states offer multiple tags per species where others limit one per species. Over the years, the prices on most of these tags have creeped to the top end, making it hard for most people to participate in purchasing them. For the most part, these tags are tax deductible and the proceeds go to help wildlife and habitat projects.

Typically, when we go to press each year in January, there are still organizations setting dates and locations for these actions. This has made it difficult for us to get exact information from them on the upcoming year’s tags. With the new Huntin’ Fool website, we have the ability to list all of these tags online with direct weblinks to each organization auctioning the tag off along with the dates and location of each event. We are also able to update that list at any time, making sure we are providing the most accurate information for our members. You will be able to look up each organization’s website or call their contact person listed for more information. For a full list of all permits available in 2021, visit our website or give us a call.
 

Major Western States Tag Breakdown
State Type of Tags Species Statewide or Unit Specific Season Dates
Arizona Governor’s All species Statewide except for specific area closures identified in the Big Game Regulations 365-day season with any weapon
Colorado Governor’s Rocky Mtn Sheep, Moose, Goat, Elk, Deer, and Antelope Statewide except for specific area closures identified in the Big Game Regulations Extended season dates valid with any weapon
Idaho Governor’s Rocky Mtn Sheep Statewide except for specific area closures identified in the Big Game Regulations Unit specific dates identified in the Big Game Regulations
Montana Governor’s Sheep, Moose, Goat, Elk, Deer, and Antelope Statewide except for specific area closures identified in the Big Game Regulations Unit specific dates identified in the Big Game Regulations
Oregon Governor’s Sheep, Goat, Elk, Deer, and Antelope Statewide except for specific area closures identified in the Big Game Regulations Extended season dates valid with any weapon
Nevada Heritage Sheep, Elk, Mule Deer, and Antelope Statewide except for specific area closures identified in the Big Game Regulations Extended season dates valid with any weapon
New Mexico Statewide Desert Sheep, Rocky Mtn Sheep, Elk, Deer, Antelope, Oryx, and Ibex Statewide except for specific area closures identified in the Big Game Regulations Extended season dates valid with any weapon
Utah Conservation All species Unit specific Unit specific dates identified in the Big Game Regulations
Utah Statewide Conservation Desert Sheep, Rocky Mtn Sheep, Moose, Goat, Deer, Elk, and Cougar Statewide except for specific area closures identified in the Big Game Regulations Extended season dates valid with any weapon
Washington Statewide Conservation Sheep, Moose, Goat, Elk, and Deer Statewide except for specific area closures identified in the Big Game Regulations Extended season dates valid with any weapon
Wyoming Commissioner Elk, Deer, and Antelope Unit specific Unit specific dates identified in the Big Game Regulations
Wyoming Governor’s Sheep, Moose, Elk, Deer, and Antelope Statewide except for specific area closures identified in the Big Game Regulations Unit specific dates identified in the Big Game Regulations