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Sandhill Crane General Short-Range Weapon Season

Hunt Area 3

9/1/2012 - 9/15/2012

Either-sex Sandhill Crane sandhill crane info»
Either sex may be taken. view all»
Archery, Muzzleloader, or Shotgun ONLY. more»

No special restrictions.

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Grizzlies may be found in all or parts of this area. Be prepared. Hunting in grizzly bear country can be very safe and rewarding. Visit our Grizzly Bear Page to learn more.

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65 Tags available. Season limit 9. Chester Wetlands Wildlife Management Area is CLOSED.

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Hunt Area

Hunt Area 3
Includes all of Fremont County except the Chester Wetlands Wildlife Management Area. Area Size: 1,211,355 acres
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More information about GMU(s) in this hunt:


No historical hunts resemble this hunt or harvest statistics are not currently available for this opportunity.

Tags, Permits & Fees

Licenses, tags and permits may be purchased:

Learn more about IDFG Licenses, Tags & Permits

Resident Tags, Permits & Fees

  • Federal Migratory Game Bird Harvest Information Program (HIP) Validation $1.75 2012 (dove, duck, goose, coot, sandhill crane, and common snipe)

NonResident Tags, Permits & Fees

  • Federal Migratory Game Bird Harvest Information Program (HIP) Validation $1.75 2012 (dove, duck, goose, coot, sandhill crane, and common snipe)

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 12.19% 12.19 %
U.S. National Park Service (NPS) Graph illustrating 2.97% 2.97 %
Private Graph illustrating 32.05% 32.05 %
State of Idaho Graph illustrating 9.56% 9.56 %
U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Graph illustrating 42.24% 42.24 %

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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

Irrigated-Gravity Flow Graph illustrating 4.07% 4.07 %
Water Graph illustrating 1.2% 1.2 %
Urban Graph illustrating 0.26% 0.26 %
Riparian Graph illustrating 2.28% 2.28 %
Irrigated-Sprinkler Graph illustrating 9.59% 9.59 %
Forest Graph illustrating 49.42% 49.42 %
Dryland Agriculture Graph illustrating 3.76% 3.76 %
Rangeland Graph illustrating 29.34% 29.34 %

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Land Use data source: IDWR


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Outfitters and Guides

Local Sandhill Crane Outfitters & Guides

No pack trip outfitters are available in Hunt Area 3.

*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

Getting There


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