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Elk General A Tag Season

Bannock Zone

11/16/2012 - 11/30/2012

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»
Muzzleloader
Muzzleloader ONLY. more»

Special Restrictions:
  • Motorized Hunting Rule (MHR): Motorized vehicle use as an aid to hunting for wildlife is restricted to established roadways open to motorized vehicle traffic capable of travel by full-sized automobiles. A full-size automobile shall be defined as any motorized vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) in excess of 1,500 lbs. Find out more information about hunting with ATVs and the Motor Hunting Restriction at fishgame.idaho.gov/cms/hunt/atv/

MVR Units 56, 70, 73.

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Bannock Zone
All of Units 56, 70, 71, 72, 73, 73A and 74. Area Size: 2,973,600 acres
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Statistics

General Season Harvest Statistics

Year Weapon Unit Hunters* Harvest Success% Days Antlered Antlerless %Spike %6+Pts
2013 Muzzleloader 56 268 20 7 1043 20
2013 Muzzleloader 70 14 0 0 33
2013 Muzzleloader 71 5 0 0 14
2013 Muzzleloader 72 7 0 0 46
2013 Muzzleloader 73 35 0 0 128
2013 Muzzleloader 73A 12 0 0 61
2013 Muzzleloader 74 44 0 0 257
2012 Muzzleloader 56 171 17 10 646 17
2012 Muzzleloader 70 11 1 9 25 1
2012 Muzzleloader 71 14 0 43
2012 Muzzleloader 72 24 1 4 93 1
2012 Muzzleloader 73 27 1 4 74 1
2012 Muzzleloader 73A 7 0 30
2012 Muzzleloader 74 25 3 12 108 3
2011 Muzzleloader 56 126 14 11 507 14
2011 Muzzleloader 70 8 0 20
2011 Muzzleloader 71 8 0 19
2011 Muzzleloader 72 19 0 64
2011 Muzzleloader 73 18 0 60
2011 Muzzleloader 73A 11 0 28
2011 Muzzleloader 74 31 2 6 115 2
2010 Muzzleloader 56 128 19 15 516 19 0 0
2010 Muzzleloader 70 1 0 4 0 0 0 0
2010 Muzzleloader 71 3 1 33 13 1 0 0
2010 Muzzleloader 72 15 3 21 49 3 0 0
2010 Muzzleloader 73 19 1 5 58 1 0 0
2010 Muzzleloader 73A 6 0 9 0 0 0 0
2010 Muzzleloader 74 23 6 26 70 6 0 0
2009 Muzzleloader 56 107 15 14 554 15 0 0
2009 Muzzleloader 70 5 0 0 8 0 0 0 0
2009 Muzzleloader 71 11 1 9 25 1 0 0
2009 Muzzleloader 72 18 0 0 78 0 0 0 0
2009 Muzzleloader 73 5 0 0 19 0 0 0 0
2009 Muzzleloader 73A 3 0 0 10 0 0 0 0
2009 Muzzleloader 74 26 0 0 158 0 0 0 0
2008 Muzzleloader 56 54 6 11 246 0 6
2008 Muzzleloader 70 4 0 0 16 0 0
2008 Muzzleloader 71 26 1 4 72 0 1
2008 Muzzleloader 72 16 0 0 63 0 0
2008 Muzzleloader 73 7 0 0 17 0 0
2008 Muzzleloader 73A 1 0 0 5 0 0
2008 Muzzleloader 74 31 0 0 138 0 0
2007 Muzzleloader 56 44 3 7 164 1 2
2007 Muzzleloader 70 5 0 0 8
2007 Muzzleloader 71 3 0 0 9
2007 Muzzleloader 72 13 0 0 44
2007 Muzzleloader 73 11 0 0 23
2007 Muzzleloader 73A 1 0 0 2
2007 Muzzleloader 74 29 0 0 108
2006 Muzzleloader 56 24 3 13 3 0 0
2006 Muzzleloader 70 4 0 0
2006 Muzzleloader 71 5 0 0
2006 Muzzleloader 72 20 0 0
2006 Muzzleloader 73 12 0 0
2006 Muzzleloader 73A 2 0 0
2006 Muzzleloader 74 36 2 6 2 0 0
2005 Muzzleloader 56 32 2 6 113 2 0 0
2005 Muzzleloader 70 13 0 31 0 0 0
2005 Muzzleloader 71 13 0 31 0 0 0
2005 Muzzleloader 72 29 1 3 97 1 0 0
2005 Muzzleloader 73 20 0 69 0 0 0
2005 Muzzleloader 73A
2005 Muzzleloader 74 43 3 7 155 3 0 0
2004 Muzzleloader 56 36 19 53 167 0 19 0 0
2004 Muzzleloader 70 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
2004 Muzzleloader 71 26 3 12 74 1 2 0 0
2004 Muzzleloader 72 29 1 3 129 0 1 0 0
2004 Muzzleloader 73 26 0 0 107 0 0 0 0
2004 Muzzleloader 73A 3 0 0 9 0 0 0 0
2004 Muzzleloader 74 58 0 0 200 0 0 0 0
2003 Muzzleloader 56 33 3 9 133 1 2 0 0
2003 Muzzleloader 70 20 0 0 69 0 0 0 0
2003 Muzzleloader 71 17 0 0 65 0 0 0 0
2003 Muzzleloader 72 46 1 2 204 0 1 0 0
2003 Muzzleloader 73 50 2 4 165 0 2 0 0
2003 Muzzleloader 73A 4 0 0 13 0 0 0 0
2003 Muzzleloader 74 53 2 4 237 0 2 0 0
2002 Muzzleloader 56 30 2 7 79 0 2 0 0
2002 Muzzleloader 70 24 1 4 72 0 1 0 0
2002 Muzzleloader 71 19 0 0 72 0 0 0 0
2002 Muzzleloader 72 59 2 3 263 0 2 0 0
2002 Muzzleloader 73 59 2 3 248 0 2 0 0
2002 Muzzleloader 73A 7 0 0 18 0 0 0 0
2002 Muzzleloader 74 49 1 2 165 0 1 0 0
2001 Muzzleloader 56 18 1 6 33 0 1 0 0
2001 Muzzleloader 70 51 0 0 97 0 0 0 0
2001 Muzzleloader 71 77 1 1 235 0 1 0 0
2001 Muzzleloader 72 116 2 2 384 1 1 0 0
2001 Muzzleloader 73 107 15 14 374 0 15 0 0
2001 Muzzleloader 73A 14 1 8 23 0 1 0 0
2001 Muzzleloader 74 107 5 5 314 0 5 0 0
2000 Muzzleloader 56 1 0 1 67 22
2000 Muzzleloader 70 2 0 2 33 33
2000 Muzzleloader 71 4 1 3 36 9
2000 Muzzleloader 72 25 9 16 48 15
2000 Muzzleloader 73 11 5 6 45 14
2000 Muzzleloader 73A 0 0 0 0 0
2000 Muzzleloader 74 7 3 4 29 36

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

Tags, Permits & Fees

Licenses, tags and permits may be purchased:

Learn more about IDFG Licenses, Tags & Permits
 

Resident Tags, Permits & Fees

  • Adult Elk Tag $30.75 2012
  • Jr./Sr./DAV Elk Tag $16.50 2012

NonResident Tags, Permits & Fees

  • Junior Mentored Elk Tag $39.75 2012
  • Adult Elk Tag $416.75 2012

Note: A valid hunting license is required.

* Indicates this item is optional.

Landscape Characteristics and Access

Surface Management Agency

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Graph illustrating 1.52% 1.52 %
U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Graph illustrating 11.39% 11.39 %
Private Graph illustrating 55.11% 55.11 %
Indian Reservation Graph illustrating 8.74% 8.74 %
U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) Graph illustrating 1.46% 1.46 %
State of Idaho Graph illustrating 5.36% 5.36 %
U.S. National Wildlife Refuge Graph illustrating 0% 0 %
U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Graph illustrating 16.42% 16.42 %

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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.

Forest Service Land

Check for road and area closures on National Forest websites

Federally-designated Wilderness Areas

There are no wilderness areas in this hunt.

Land Use/Land Cover

Rangeland Graph illustrating 36.11% 36.11 %
Irrigated-Sprinkler Graph illustrating 7.61% 7.61 %
Water Graph illustrating 0.61% 0.61 %
Urban Graph illustrating 1.13% 1.13 %
Dryland Agriculture Graph illustrating 35.56% 35.56 %
Irrigated-Gravity Flow Graph illustrating 3.97% 3.97 %
Forest Graph illustrating 14.52% 14.52 %
Riparian Graph illustrating 0.47% 0.47 %

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Land Use data source: IDWR

Weather

The Weather Channel * Weather data provided by The Weather Channel®.

Outfitters and Guides

Local Elk Outfitters & Guides

  • Flying Resort Ranches, Inc. Area 03
    Licensed for Bobcat, Deer, Elk, Goat, Moose, Sheep, Bear, Cougar, Predator, Forest Grouse, Wolf hunting.
  • Rivers West Inc. Area 01
    Operating Area for conducting Snowmobiling activities. Licensed for Bobcat, Deer, Elk, Bear, Cougar, Wolf hunting.
  • Selway Wilderness Outfitters LLC Area 02
    Operating Area for conducting Non-motorized Trailrides, Equestrian Rides, Incidental Fishing activities. Licensed for Bobcat, Deer, Elk, Goat, Moose, Bear, Cougar, Predator, Wolf hunting.

No pack trip outfitters are available in Bannock Zone.

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Services

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* Services pages courtesy of the Official Idaho Travel and Tourism Guide

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