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Leftover tags on sale July 1, 10 a.m. online: Reminder leftover tags not available as additional tags; all Eastern Oregon archery deer is controlled

June 24, 2021

Correction from original release: Note that hunters who drew a controlled hunt will need to wait until July 2 to try to exchange it for a leftover tag.

SALEM, Ore.—Leftover tags will go on sale July 1 at 10 a.m. Tags will only be available for purchase via ODFW's online licensing system at

See a list of leftover tags available at link below. Purchasing a leftover tag does not effect your preference points.

Hunters who want to try and purchase one of the more than 7,000 leftover tags (6,235 for 100 buck deer series, 1,062 for 200 elk series) will need to have set up their online account with a username and password before the sale date. See for how purchase a leftover tag,

Most of the buck deer hunts available are controlled archery hunts in eastern Oregon which became limited entry this year. Archery deer hunters who did not draw a tag or purchase a leftover will be limited to Western Oregon during the general season.

Reminder that 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 cannot purchase a leftover tag in the same hunt series unless they first contact ODFW Licensing and have the existing tag exchanged. Also, any hunter that purchases a leftover tag will not be able to 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.

Hunters wanting to exchange the controlled tag they drew for a leftover tag must call ODFW Licensing at (503) 947-6101 beginning July 2. The exchange fee is $7 for residents and $15 for nonresidents. Note that payment information should not be sent over email so payments will only be accepted by phone. Hunters with a general season tag can contact licensing to exchange for a leftover tag once tags go on sale July 1 at 10 a.m.



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