Want An Elk Tag But Hate The Wait?Then You Need An Over-The-Counter Tag!


The elk, is among the largest deer in North America – second only to the moose! It’s an exciting animal to bag and most hunters dream of getting one at some point. When planning your elk hunting trip the one thing you need to secure well in advance is an elk tag. In some states you have no choice other than entering a lottery and wait to have your name drawn. Historically this process can take 10+ years and cost thousands of dollars in annual “preference points”. However there are a few states that let non-residents buy over-the-counter tags and allow hunters to skip the lottery process all together.

Here are eight states where you may be able to bypass the tag lottery and get your elk tags outright. And, once you grab your tags you can finish planning that trip!







Washington State


Now that you have your tag, improve your chances of bagging your trophy. Find a Fin & Field guide that specializes in elk hunts. Check out the links below!

Arizona Guides & Outfitters

Colorado Guides & Outfitters

Idaho Guides & Outfitters

Montana Guides & Outfitters

Oregon Guides & Outfitters

Utah Guides & Outfitters

Washington State Guides & Outfitters

Wyoming Guides & Outfitters


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