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Elk Controlled Hunt Landowner Permission Required Extra Antlerless Season

Controlled Hunt 2160 - Hunt Area 68AX

8/1/2012 - 12/31/2012

Antlerless Elk elk info»
Only elk without antlers or with antlers shorter than 6 inches may be taken in any season which is open for antlerless elk only. view all»
Archery ONLY. more»

Special Restrictions:
  • Very limited access due to few roads, and private property. Only a portion of the unit is open to hunting
  • Landowner Permission Hunt. Written permission from landowner who owns more than 159 acres in the hunt area is required to apply for this hunt. Landowner Permission Hunt Permits will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis at the Nampa, McCall and headquarters IDFG offices starting July 15. Do not apply for this hunt during the controlled hunt application period.

Landowner Permission Required see page 85 of the Big Game Regulations for details on applying (http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/cms/hunt/rules/bg/ch.pdf)

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Hunt Area

Hunt Area 68AX
All of Unit 68A. Area Size: 286,641 acres
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Controlled Hunt Harvest Statistics

Year Hunt# Area Hunters* Harvest Success% Days Antlered Antlerless %Spike %6+Pts
2012 2160 68AX 14 2 12 231 2
2011 2212 68AX 21 1 5 257 1
2010 2242 68AX 13 1 8 179 1

Source: Mandatory Harvest Reports and Check Station Records
* In 2000 hunter information not collected.

Tags, Permits & Fees

Licenses, tags and permits may be purchased:

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No resident tags are necessary.

No non-resident tags are necessary.

Note: A valid hunting license is required.

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Landscape Characteristics and Access

Surface Management Agency

U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Graph illustrating 2.7% 2.7 %
Private Graph illustrating 56.2% 56.2 %
State of Idaho Graph illustrating 0.84% 0.84 %
Indian Reservation Graph illustrating 40.25% 40.25 %

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Surface Management Agency data source: Inside Idaho
*Surface Management Agency (a.k.a. Land Status) depicts categories for Federal and State agencies as well as Private lands in Idaho. For government land, this data displays the "managing agency" of the land, which may or may not be the same as the "owning agency" of the land. SMA is sometimes referred to as "ownership", although this term is inaccurate when describing public lands.

Access Yes! Properties

Access Yes! is Fish & Game program designed to improve sportsmen's access to private land or through private land to public land by compensating willing landowners who provide access.

No properties are currently available in this hunt area.
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Forest Service Land

Check for road and area closures on National Forest websites

No National Forest lands overlap this hunt area.

Federally-designated Wilderness Areas

There are no wilderness areas in this hunt.

Land Use/Land Cover

Rangeland Graph illustrating 4.21% 4.21 %
Water Graph illustrating 17.71% 17.71 %
Urban Graph illustrating 2.06% 2.06 %
Dryland Agriculture Graph illustrating 2.33% 2.33 %
Riparian Graph illustrating 7.77% 7.77 %
Irrigated-Sprinkler Graph illustrating 44.35% 44.35 %
Irrigated-Gravity Flow Graph illustrating 21.07% 21.07 %
Rock Graph illustrating 0.51% 0.51 %

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Land Use data source: IDWR


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Outfitters and Guides

Local Elk Outfitters & Guides

No local hunting outfitters are licensed for Elk.

No pack trip outfitters are available in Controlled Hunt 2160 - Hunt Area 68AX.

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Lodging, Camping, Restaurants & Other Services

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