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Elk General A Tag Season

Panhandle Zone

9/6/2012 - 9/30/2012

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Only elk with at least one antler longer than 6 inches may be taken in any season which is open for antlered elk only. In antlered or spike-only seasons, antlers much accompany the carcass while in transit. view all»
Archery
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Panhandle Zone
All of Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 4A, 5, 6, 7 and 9. Area Size: 4,978,864 acres
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Statistics

General Season Harvest Statistics

Year Weapon Unit Hunters* Harvest Success% Days Antlered Antlerless %Spike %6+Pts
2013 Archery 1 735 50 7 5508 50 16 35
2013 Archery 2 299 19 7 1994 19 26 5
2013 Archery 3 784 37 5 5191 37 39 28
2013 Archery 4 1606 111 7 10809 111 16 56
2013 Archery 4A 154 11 7 977 11 9 47
2013 Archery 5 333 44 13 2181 44 33 19
2013 Archery 6 532 62 12 4000 62 2 18
2013 Archery 7 194 11 6 1192 10 1 10 39
2013 Archery 9 59 4 7 316 4 0 75
2012 Archery 1 724 79 11 4891 79 20 38
2012 Archery 2 266 18 7 1630 18 39 28
2012 Archery 3 662 61 9 4149 61 15 34
2012 Archery 4 1606 105 7 11812 105 15 38
2012 Archery 4A 181 18 10 1082 18 6 78
2012 Archery 5 295 55 19 1886 55 32 7
2012 Archery 6 475 65 14 3689 65 15 28
2012 Archery 7 177 24 13 1173 24 4 42
2012 Archery 9 70 7 10 479 7 0 71
2011 Archery 1 955 96 10 7243 55 41 16 42
2011 Archery 2 271 19 7 1764 12 7 9 19
2011 Archery 3 787 76 10 5291 42 34 24 17
2011 Archery 4 1915 192 10 14320 111 80 23 34
2011 Archery 4A 225 25 11 1504 21 5 5 29
2011 Archery 5 382 43 11 2719 23 21 35 0
2011 Archery 6 541 87 16 4247 76 11 18 33
2011 Archery 7 209 15 7 1298 15 0 41
2011 Archery 9 66 6 9 422 6 17 50
2010 Archery 1 824 103 13 5678 68 35 18 52
2010 Archery 2 265 28 11 1452 22 7 26 19
2010 Archery 3 706 78 11 4564 64 14 27 25
2010 Archery 4 1871 149 8 13391 107 42 27 37
2010 Archery 4A 222 26 12 1496 16 10 13 50
2010 Archery 5 310 56 18 1937 32 24 20 9
2010 Archery 6 589 85 14 4334 76 9 29 34
2010 Archery 7 258 18 7 1835 17 1 6 76
2010 Archery 9 76 2 3 687 2 0 100
2009 Archery 1 909 103 11 6852 91 11 25 50
2009 Archery 2 247 17 7 1460 13 4 8 0
2009 Archery 3 650 66 10 4323 52 14 25 35
2009 Archery 4 1694 131 8 12693 114 17 12 37
2009 Archery 4A 143 21 15 866 17 4 12 24
2009 Archery 5 260 31 12 1727 25 6 8 12
2009 Archery 6 509 67 13 4187 45 22 13 31
2009 Archery 7 246 27 11 2371 26 1 8 54
2009 Archery 9 92 4 4 661 4 0 75
2008 Archery 1 1028 130 13 8282 93 36 22 10
2008 Archery 2 252 21 9 2040 15 6 68 7
2008 Archery 3 732 58 8 5917 31 27 53 7
2008 Archery 4 2048 169 8 16685 128 40 20 31
2008 Archery 4A 219 17 8 1772 11 6 9 36
2008 Archery 5 297 59 20 2311 43 16 27 9
2008 Archery 6 763 93 12 5773 63 26 14 35
2008 Archery 7 319 44 14 2610 37 7 17 41
2008 Archery 9 98 16 17 783 16 0 6 51
2007 Archery 1 831 131 16 6743 97 33 32 23
2007 Archery 2 196 42 21 1254 27 14 41 15
2007 Archery 3 446 40 9 3118 26 14 21 29
2007 Archery 4 1724 184 11 13550 139 45 11 24
2007 Archery 4A 197 24 12 1493 20 4 10 65
2007 Archery 5 231 27 12 1924 18 9 31 19
2007 Archery 6 700 99 14 5599 63 35 27 28
2007 Archery 7 381 34 9 2770 27 7 7 52
2007 Archery 9 142 13 9 1179 7 6 0 43
2006 Archery 1 773 118 15 94 21 45 28
2006 Archery 2 210 12 6 9 2 11 33
2006 Archery 3 444 43 10 29 14 27 23
2006 Archery 4 1452 163 11 124 37 24 21
2006 Archery 4A 199 10 5 8 2 38 25
2006 Archery 5 306 13 4 10 3 56 0
2006 Archery 6 687 83 12 56 25 17 25
2006 Archery 7 362 58 16 52 6 8 25
2006 Archery 9 89 9 10 6 3 0 20
2005 Archery 1 761 104 14 5387 77 27 5 65
2005 Archery 2 182 14 8 1272 7 7 14 29
2005 Archery 3 516 54 11 3480 39 15 5 28
2005 Archery 4 1447 158 11 10662 113 45 17 38
2005 Archery 4A 169 17 10 1256 12 5 17 8
2005 Archery 5 200 32 16 1379 13 19 31 39
2005 Archery 6 605 110 18 4884 74 36 31 35
2005 Archery 7 385 59 15 3144 52 7 15 54
2005 Archery 9 116 18 16 889 16 2 13 50
2004 Archery 1 643 54 8 4860 39 15 10 26
2004 Archery 2 141 4 3 888 3 1 0 0
2004 Archery 3 417 34 8 2676 23 11 9 39
2004 Archery 4 1393 139 10 9740 114 24 23 21
2004 Archery 4A 127 9 7 906 7 2 0 57
2004 Archery 5 155 20 13 969 15 5 7 20
2004 Archery 6 589 94 16 5097 77 15 34 23
2004 Archery 7 347 39 11 2570 29 10 14 41
2004 Archery 9 112 7 6 803 6 1 0 50
2003 Archery 1 636 62 10 4500 42 20 25 34
2003 Archery 2 151 3 2 790 2 1 50 0
2003 Archery 3 447 32 7 2491 22 10 22 33
2003 Archery 4 1303 116 9 8682 83 31 17 28
2003 Archery 4A 123 12 10 763 11 1 11 44
2003 Archery 5 193 21 11 1099 16 4 29 14
2003 Archery 6 596 82 14 4110 57 23 17 44
2003 Archery 7 341 43 13 2178 31 12 11 37
2003 Archery 9 88 7 8 619 4 3 25 25
2002 Archery 1 568 57 10 3970 41 16 22 32
2002 Archery 2 164 7 4 876 4 3 25 50
2002 Archery 3 415 18 4 2491 16 2 7 29
2002 Archery 4 1185 83 7 7825 67 16 29 40
2002 Archery 4A 111 3 3 714 2 1 0 50
2002 Archery 5 170 15 9 955 11 4 20 0
2002 Archery 6 549 74 13 3905 50 24 20 25
2002 Archery 7 331 43 13 2223 32 11 32 29
2002 Archery 9 103 10 10 724 9 1 0 25
2001 Archery 1 540 70 13 3939 36 34 25 34
2001 Archery 2 179 6 4 834 3 3 33 0
2001 Archery 3 448 25 5 1820 14 11 46 31
2001 Archery 4 1195 95 8 7249 63 32 21 32
2001 Archery 4A 127 12 9 675 10 2 22 11
2001 Archery 5 166 15 9 742 9 6 37 25
2001 Archery 6 551 69 13 3619 42 27 19 31
2001 Archery 7 346 29 8 1736 22 7 18 50
2001 Archery 9 115 9 7 580 6 3 0 33
2000 Archery 1 40 28 12 28 25
2000 Archery 2 7 4 3 52 15
2000 Archery 3 17 11 6 25 20
2000 Archery 4 50 34 16 32 23
2000 Archery 4A 4 3 1 30 10
2000 Archery 5 12 8 4 33 11
2000 Archery 6 41 28 13 23 20
2000 Archery 7 22 15 7 29 26
2000 Archery 9 1 1 0 10 45

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 1.91% 1.91 %
Indian Reservation Graph illustrating 1.38% 1.38 %
U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Graph illustrating 47.65% 47.65 %
State of Idaho Graph illustrating 8.41% 8.41 %
U.S. Military Graph illustrating 0.08% 0.08 %
Private Graph illustrating 40.49% 40.49 %
U.S. National Park Service (NPS) Graph illustrating 0% 0 %
U.S. National Wildlife Refuge Graph illustrating 0.06% 0.06 %

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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

Riparian Graph illustrating 0.78% 0.78 %
Urban Graph illustrating 0.85% 0.85 %
Rangeland Graph illustrating 4.51% 4.51 %
Forest Graph illustrating 75.84% 75.84 %
Dryland Agriculture Graph illustrating 14.95% 14.95 %
Water Graph illustrating 3.04% 3.04 %

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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

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Services

Lodging, Camping, Restaurants & Other Services

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

Getting There

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