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Leftover tags on sale July 1st

Hunters can choose from 7.000+

The Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife has announced leftover tags will go on sale on July 1st at 10 a.m. Tags can be purchased via the online licensing system at

However, hunters who drew a controlled hunt must wait until July 2nd at 10 a.m. to try to exchange it for a leftover tag.

Also on July 2nd., leftover tags can be purchased through a license agent in addition to the online sale.

Officials say an existing tag already purchased or a controlled hunt win for which people haven’t yet purchased the tag can be exchanged online or with an agent for $7 (residents) and $15 (non-residents).

A list of leftover tags is available online. Purchasing a leftover tag does not affect a hunter’s preference points.

Hunters who want to try purchasing one of the more than 7,000 leftover tags (4,599 for 100 buck deer series, 2,648 for 200 elk series) through ODFW’s online licensing system must set up their online account with a username and password before the sale date. See for how to purchase a leftover tag.

Leftover tags are no longer available as an additional tag, a change enacted in 2020 to distribute hunting opportunities more equitably. That means hunters who have already purchased a controlled or general season deer or elk tag can’t purchase a leftover tag in the same hunt series unless they exchange the existing tag.

Also, any hunter who purchases a leftover tag cannot purchase any other controlled hunt or general season tag for that hunt series. Hunters who purchased a SportPac can also choose to redeem their deer and/or elk tag vouchers for a leftover tag.


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