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Elk General A Tag Season

Pioneer Zone

8/30/2012 - 9/30/2012

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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/
  • CAUTION - Archers: "Any weapon" antlerless elk hunts or muzzleloader controlled hunts will be open, on or within 1 mile of private fields on which cultivated crops are currently growing, in all or parts of this zone.

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Hunt Area

Pioneer Zone
All of Units 36A, 49 and 50. Area Size: 2,049,238 acres
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Statistics

General Season Harvest Statistics

Year Weapon Unit Hunters* Harvest Success% Days Antlered Antlerless %Spike %6+Pts
2013 Archery 36A 310 58 19 1997 41 17 2 43
2013 Archery 49 673 110 16 4548 89 21 24 45
2013 Archery 50 611 102 17 4392 81 21 20 43
2012 Archery 36A 277 38 14 1781 26 12 12 47
2012 Archery 49 491 111 23 3151 80 31 18 26
2012 Archery 50 473 108 23 3632 96 13 24 32
2011 Archery 36A 252 49 19 1778 47 2 9 55
2011 Archery 49 403 78 19 2737 60 18 27 24
2011 Archery 50 437 83 19 3238 62 21 13 38
2010 Archery 36A 182 34 19 1193 32 2 6 75
2010 Archery 49 333 51 15 2505 39 12 37 35
2010 Archery 50 348 60 17 2457 51 9 28 27
2009 Archery 36A 181 33 18 1277 30 3 20 44
2009 Archery 49 323 62 19 2220 41 20 37 24
2009 Archery 50 378 74 20 2617 63 11 21 34
2008 Archery 36A 284 31 11 1948 25 6 12 44
2008 Archery 49 470 43 9 3512 30 13 30 33
2008 Archery 50 426 48 11 3212 36 12 9 23
2007 Archery 36A 223 38 17 1464 32 7 13 53
2007 Archery 49 426 67 16 3055 46 20 34 33
2007 Archery 50 376 51 14 2686 47 4 25 36
2006 Archery 36A 182 28 15 26 2 28 24
2006 Archery 49 422 70 17 53 13 38 38
2006 Archery 50 463 69 15 57 11 33 18
2005 Archery 36A 203 33 16 1436 30 3 23 50
2005 Archery 49 388 52 13 2996 34 18 50 27
2005 Archery 50 451 64 14 3212 56 8 14 48
2004 Archery 36A 211 37 18 1575 31 6 19 39
2004 Archery 49 390 35 9 2880 25 10 4 44
2004 Archery 50 570 78 14 3650 62 15 8 37
2003 Archery 36A 246 22 9 1775 17 5 38 44
2003 Archery 49 337 46 14 2246 38 7 18 36
2003 Archery 50 521 57 11 3979 43 12 8 50
2002 Archery 36A 201 30 15 1516 23 7 10 57
2002 Archery 49 384 38 10 2655 33 5 21 38
2002 Archery 50 497 63 13 3717 50 13 15 60
2001 Archery 36A 199 34 17 1433 30 4 14 50
2001 Archery 49 317 38 12 1990 33 5 20 37
2001 Archery 50 420 65 15 3190 57 8 17 53
2000 Archery 36A 18 11 7 65 19
2000 Archery 49 31 29 2 72 13
2000 Archery 50 53 32 21 67 14

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

U.S. National Park Service (NPS) Graph illustrating 0.54% 0.54 %
U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Graph illustrating 32.82% 32.82 %
U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Graph illustrating 45.26% 45.26 %
State of Idaho Graph illustrating 3.31% 3.31 %
Private Graph illustrating 18.07% 18.07 %

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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

Federally-designated Wilderness Areas

There are no wilderness areas in this hunt.

Land Use/Land Cover

Forest Graph illustrating 14.62% 14.62 %
Water Graph illustrating 0.06% 0.06 %
Urban Graph illustrating 0.09% 0.09 %
Rock Graph illustrating 0.68% 0.68 %
Riparian Graph illustrating 0.97% 0.97 %
Rangeland Graph illustrating 74.03% 74.03 %
Irrigated-Gravity Flow Graph illustrating 5.18% 5.18 %
Irrigated-Sprinkler Graph illustrating 4.37% 4.37 %

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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 Pioneer 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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