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Unit 56

10/10/2012 - 10/24/2012

Antlerless Mule and White-tailed Deer deer info»
Only deer without antlers or with antlers shorter than 3 inches may be taken in any season which is open for antlerless deer only. view all»
Any Weapon
Rifle, Archery, Muzzleloader, Shotgun, or Handgun. more»

Special Restrictions:
  • YOUTH HUNT: ONLY hunters 12-17 years of age with a valid license and tag may participate in this hunt.
  • 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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Unit 56
All of Unit 56. Area Size: 578,410 acres
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Statistics

General Season Harvest Statistics

Year Weapon Unit Hunters* Harvest Success% Days Antlered Antlerless %4+Pts %5+Pts %Whitetail
2013 Any Weapon 56 2230 406 18 7702 301 105 33 7 4
2012 Any Weapon 56 1863 636 34 5895 531 104 33 8 2
2011 Any Weapon 56 1753 309 18 5577 252 57 46 14 1
2010 Any Weapon 56 1647 408 25 5285 341 66 17 3 1
2009 Any Weapon 56 2072 366 18 7679 255 111 28 6 1
2008 Any Weapon 56 2077 519 25 7633 502 1 34 6 1
2007 Any Weapon 56 1674 470 28 5197 454 10 31 7 1
2006 Any Weapon 56 1512 447 30 402 17 31 5 0
2005 Any Weapon 56 1440 365 25 4478 331 34 20 6 1
2004 Any Weapon 56 2041 369 18 6370 367 1 38 11 1
2003 Any Weapon 56 1434 142 10 4224 136 5 1 0 1
2002 Any Weapon 56 1227 224 18 3927 105 119 3 1 2
2001 Any Weapon 56 862 377 44 2542 241 136 2 0 1
2000 Any Weapon 56 248 242 6 0 0 2

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 Deer Tag $19.75 2012
  • Jr./Sr./DAV Deer Tag $10.75 2012

NonResident Tags, Permits & Fees

  • Junior Mentored Deer Tag $23.75 2012
  • Adult Deer Tag $301.75 2012

Note: A valid hunting license is required.

* Indicates this item is optional.

Landscape Characteristics and Access

Surface Management Agency

U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) Graph illustrating 5.97% 5.97 %
U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Graph illustrating 23.84% 23.84 %
State of Idaho Graph illustrating 1.32% 1.32 %
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Graph illustrating 4.12% 4.12 %
Private Graph illustrating 51.14% 51.14 %
U.S. National Wildlife Refuge Graph illustrating 0% 0 %
U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Graph illustrating 13.59% 13.59 %

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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

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Federally-designated Wilderness Areas

There are no wilderness areas in this hunt.

Land Use/Land Cover

Irrigated-Gravity Flow Graph illustrating 2.38% 2.38 %
Urban Graph illustrating 0.23% 0.23 %
Irrigated-Sprinkler Graph illustrating 4.5% 4.5 %
Dryland Agriculture Graph illustrating 42.42% 42.42 %
Rangeland Graph illustrating 37.1% 37.1 %
Forest Graph illustrating 13.36% 13.36 %

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Land Use data source: IDWR

Weather

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Outfitters and Guides

Local Deer Outfitters & Guides

  • Rivers West Inc. Area 01
    Operating Area for conducting Snowmobiling activities. Licensed for Bobcat, Deer, Elk, Bear, Cougar, Wolf hunting.

No pack trip outfitters are available in Unit 56.

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Services

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