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Elk General A Tag Season

Unit 29*

8/1/2012 - 9/15/2012

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»
Any Weapon
Rifle, Archery, Muzzleloader, Shotgun, or Handgun. more»

Special Restrictions:
  • Only a portion of this Area is OPEN to hunt, see note for details.
  • 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

Unit 29*
Hunting is only allowed outside National Forest boundaries within one mile of private fields on which cultivated crops are currently growing in Unit 29. The National Forest Boundary is a legislatively set boundary -- it is not necessarily the boundary of Forest Service property. State, private and other lands within the National Forest Boundary are not open to hunting during this season. (Please refer to a U.S. Forest Service travel plan map for the location of this boundary.) "Private fields on which cultivated crops are currently growing" is defined as: fields on which soil has been used or broken up for the raising of crops, and artificially irrigated pasture. "Currently" means during the current or most recent growing season. Land enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) or other set-aside farm programs are specifically excluded. ATTENTION: The map displayed on this website only depicts outside of the Forest Service boundary, it is the hunter's responsibility to determine if they are within one mile of cultivated crops.. Area Size: 220,210 acres
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General Season Harvest Statistics

Year Weapon Unit Hunters* Harvest Success% Days Antlered Antlerless %Spike %6+Pts
2013 Any Weapon 29 94 32 34 414 32
2012 Any Weapon 29 96 35 37 410 35
2011 Any Weapon 29 65 11 18 300 11
2010 Any Weapon 29 52 20 38 238 5 15 0 0
2009 Any Weapon 29 90 20 22 502 20 0 0
2008 Any Weapon 29 653 25 4 3676 1 24 100
2007 Any Weapon 29 108 49 45 523 1 48
2006 Any Weapon 29 71 34 48 33 0 0
2005 Any Weapon 29 96 33 34 461 2 31 0 50
2004 Any Weapon 29 109 28 26 493 2 26 0 50
2003 Any Weapon 29 178 78 44 883 8 70 17 33
2002 Any Weapon 29 146 53 36 875 2 51 0 0
2001 Any Weapon 29 168 70 42 757 4 66 0 0
2000 Any Weapon 29 90 32 58 16 39

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. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Graph illustrating 55.36% 55.36 %
Private Graph illustrating 39.18% 39.18 %
State of Idaho Graph illustrating 5.42% 5.42 %
U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Graph illustrating 0.04% 0.04 %

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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

Forest Graph illustrating 3.99% 3.99 %
Irrigated-Gravity Flow Graph illustrating 17.9% 17.9 %
Irrigated-Sprinkler Graph illustrating 9.39% 9.39 %
Rangeland Graph illustrating 63.29% 63.29 %
Urban Graph illustrating 5.43% 5.43 %

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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 Unit 29*.

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


Lodging, Camping, Restaurants & Other Services

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

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