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Deer General Muzzleloader Season

Unit 8A*

12/2/2012 - 12/14/2012

Antlerless 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»
Muzzleloader
Muzzleloader ONLY. more»

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

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Hunt Area

Unit 8A*
That portion of Unit 8A east of State Highway 6 and State Highway 9 and north of the following line: Beginning at the boundary of Unit 8A at its junction with State Highway 8 at Deary, then east on Highway 8 to Forest Service Road 1963 at Helmer, then south and east on Forest Service Road 1963 to Long Meadow Creek, then southeast on Long Meadow Creek to Dworshak Reservoir, then east along the shoreline of Dworshak Reservoir to the Unit 8A boundary at Dent Bridge. Area Size: 251,288 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 Muzzleloader 8A 192 44 23 711 2 42 50 50 100
2012 Muzzleloader 8A 218 39 18 852 2 37 100 100 100
2011 Muzzleloader 8A 173 28 16 590 2 26 100
2010 Muzzleloader 8A 145 48 33 468 2 46 0 0 100
2009 Muzzleloader 8A 128 29 23 424 12 17 10 0 100
2008 Muzzleloader 8A 152 34 23 542 2 32 50 0 97
2007 Muzzleloader 8A 140 34 24 476 3 31 100 0 100
2006 Muzzleloader 8A 139 78 56 7 71 97
2005 Muzzleloader 8A 143 50 35 431 2 48 0 50 100
2004 Muzzleloader 8A 238 42 18 767 10 32 60 30 95
2003 Muzzleloader 8A 194 45 23 588 6 38 33 17 98
2002 Muzzleloader 8A 254 23 9 2549 6 17 100 0 100
2001 Muzzleloader 8A 252 83 33 656 8 75 20 0 97
2000 Muzzleloader 8A 50 33 17 37 13 93

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
  • Muzzleloader Permit $18.25 2012

NonResident Tags, Permits & Fees

  • Junior Mentored Deer Tag $23.75 2012
  • Adult Deer Tag $301.75 2012
  • Muzzleloader Permit $20.00 2012

Note: A valid hunting license is required.

* Indicates this item is optional.

Landscape Characteristics and Access

Surface Management Agency

State of Idaho Graph illustrating 14.52% 14.52 %
U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Graph illustrating 43.98% 43.98 %
U.S. Corps of Engineers (COE) Graph illustrating 0.68% 0.68 %
Private Graph illustrating 40.82% 40.82 %

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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

Dryland Agriculture Graph illustrating 10.31% 10.31 %
Forest Graph illustrating 89.69% 89.69 %
Water Graph illustrating 0.01% 0.01 %

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Land Use data source: IDWR

Weather

The Weather Channel * Weather data provided by The Weather Channel®.

Outfitters and Guides

Local Deer Outfitters & Guides

No pack trip outfitters are available in Unit 8A*.

*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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