Statewide

How to purchase leftover tags

This step-by-step guide will show you how to purchase leftover tags from the controlled hunt drawing.  Leftover tags are available online beginning July 1 at 10 a.m. Remaining tags will be available from license vendors beginning July 2.

2023 Leftover Tag list

Statewide

How to purchase leftover tags

This step-by-step guide will show you how to purchase leftover tags from the controlled hunt drawing.  Leftover tags are available online beginning July 1 at 10am as a first come, first serve sale.  If you were selected for a controlled hunt or have purchased a tag (General or Controlled) you will not be eligible to participate in the sale until July 2 at 10am.

2023 Leftover Tag list

First day of the sale you will see the leftover tag sale portal.  Hunters who were successful in the controlled hunt draw or have already purchased a general season tag are not eligible to purchase a leftover tag for the same species.

Getting started:

To begin, navigate to online licensing page and be logged in by July 1 at 10am with your ODFW username and password.  The “Enter Leftover Tag Sale”  button will not be active green on the login page until July 1 at 10am.  If you are logged in prior to 10am, you will need to hit refresh to see the “Enter Leftover Tag Sale” button active.

2023 Leftover Tags
  • Enter the sale and purchasing leftover tags

2023 Leftover Tags

To make a leftover tag purchase, select Enter Leftover Tag Sale. From here you will be directed to a purchase page or to a queue if there is a line.

2023 Leftover Tags

 If you're placed in the queue, simply wait for your turn to purchase.

2023 Leftover Tags

Once it’s your turn to Begin Purchase, you'll be taken to the leftover tags distribution page to make your choices. Remember you only have 15 minutes to complete your transaction.

  • Tag selection

2023 Leftover Tags

After beginning your purchase choose the Big Game Hunting tab at the top to see the Available Leftover Tags. Next, select the series for which you'd like to buy a leftover tag. You can buy one tag per series within a single transaction.

2023 Leftover Tags

Now choose the specific hunt you want to buy a tag for. Once you choose the tag, it will be added to your cart. You can then add additional products to your cart or proceed directly to checkout.

On July 2 at 10am PST :

All hunters will be able to purchase leftover tags both online and at retail agents.  The tags will be in the product catalog and there will not be a featured sales banner on the home screen.

* Hunters who have already won in the controlled hunt draw will be able to forfeit their controlled hunt win July 2nd after 10am PST and purchase a leftover tag.  If you have a controlled hunt win in a series you are selecting a leftover tag for you will see a pop up after selecting the leftover hunt you want.

2023 Leftover Tags

* If you have purchased a general season tag or a controlled hunt tag you may exchange it for a leftover tag on the second day of the sale July 2nd after 10am PST. Scroll to the bottom of the product catalog to exchange the tag for a leftover tag either online or with an agent for $7 (residents) and $15 (non-residents).

2023 Leftover Tags

When you select/add the leftover tag you will be given the list of hunts to choose from

2023 Leftover Tags

Explore Related Articles

how to hunt

Late summer and early fall is wildfire season in Oregon and access to the placed you like to hunt, fish or...

young hunter taking a shot
How to hunt big game
Where-to and how-to go big game hunting in Oregon

Whether it’s spending more time outdoors or harvesting food for the freezer, there are lots reasons to become a hunter...

Pronghorn antelope gathered at a desert watering hole.
How to hunt big game
Portable blinds are your best bet

The number of big game hunters using blinds has increased over the last 20 years. Be sure to follow regulations...