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Elk General A Tag Season

Bennett Hills Zone

9/1/2012 - 9/14/2012

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/

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Hunt Area

Bennett Hills Zone
All of Units 45 and 52. Area Size: 1,357,110 acres
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Statistics

General Season Harvest Statistics

Year Weapon Unit Hunters* Harvest Success% Days Antlered Antlerless %Spike %6+Pts
2013 Muzzleloader 45 156 48 31 716 48
2013 Muzzleloader 52 38 11 30 151 11
2012 Muzzleloader 45 136 47 35 715 47
2012 Muzzleloader 52 52 16 30 182 16
2011 Muzzleloader 45 118 44 37 510 44
2011 Muzzleloader 52 28 9 31 82 1 8
2010 Muzzleloader 45 127 45 35 489 45 0 0
2010 Muzzleloader 52 28 9 32 101 9 0 0
2009 Muzzleloader 45 96 24 25 364 24 0 0
2009 Muzzleloader 52 17 7 41 64 6 0 0
2008 Muzzleloader 45 88 28 32 381 0 28
2008 Muzzleloader 52 13 6 46 33 0 6
2007 Muzzleloader 45 0 0
2007 Muzzleloader 52 0 0
2006 Muzzleloader 45 0 0
2006 Muzzleloader 52 0 0
2005 Muzzleloader 45
2005 Muzzleloader 52
2004 Muzzleloader 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 Muzzleloader 52 2 0 0 6 0 0 0 0
2003 Muzzleloader 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 Muzzleloader 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 Muzzleloader 45 2 2 0 93 0
2000 Muzzleloader 52 0 0 0 100 0

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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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

Private Graph illustrating 34.34% 34.34 %
State of Idaho Graph illustrating 4.9% 4.9 %
U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Graph illustrating 60.45% 60.45 %
U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Graph illustrating 0.31% 0.31 %

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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

Urban Graph illustrating 0.05% 0.05 %
Rangeland Graph illustrating 78.46% 78.46 %
Water Graph illustrating 0.38% 0.38 %
Riparian Graph illustrating 2.27% 2.27 %
Irrigated-Gravity Flow Graph illustrating 8.42% 8.42 %
Forest Graph illustrating 0.22% 0.22 %
Dryland Agriculture Graph illustrating 4.95% 4.95 %
Irrigated-Sprinkler Graph illustrating 5.26% 5.26 %

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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

No pack trip outfitters are available in Bennett Hills Zone.

*In need of a Guide? Try our Idaho Outfitter Guide, which allows you to search all licensed outfitters by species, activity and location.

Services

Lodging, Camping, Restaurants & Other Services

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

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