What are the differences in deer tag types, sizes, and colors?

Allflex offers a variety of visual tag types, sizes, and colors.

All measurements INCLUDE the neck of the tag. For the best visibility/contrast, we recommend a lighter color such as yellow, white, green, pink, or blue. Classic purple can be difficult to read in some situations. The yellow and white tags are by far the most popular colors since they provide a good contrast with the black printing. Lasered black tags have an off-white color font and are slightly more expensive.

Two-Piece Tags consist of a female tag paired with a male tag that has a piercing stem. Learn more here. All font is laser engraved with management codes also having an ink overlay. Allflex offers three tag applicator options for two-piece tags - the black UTT3S, the red Universal Total Tagger, and the turquoise Global Retractomatic applicator.
  • Maxi tags are 4" high x 3" wide. This tag may be a good choice if more information (logo, lines of text) is featured on the tag.
  • Large tags are 3" high x 2 1/4" wide. This tag is the most popular size for deer.
  • Medium tags are 2" high x 1 5/8" wide.


  • Sheep Mini tags - 1 1/2" high x 1 1/2" wide