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Elk General A Tag Season

Island Park Zone

10/15/2013 - 10/28/2013

Spike Elk elk info»
Only elk with no branching on either antler and at least one antler longer than 6 inches may be taken in any season which is open for spike elk only. A branch is an antler projection that is at least one inch long and longer than the width of the projection. In antlered or spike-only seasons, antlers must accompany the carcass while in transit. view all»
Any Weapon
Rifle, Archery, Muzzleloader, Shotgun, or Handgun. more»

Special Restrictions:
  • Short-range Weapons ONLY in a portion of this hunt, see note for details.

Grizzly Bear Caution!
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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Short-range weapons ONLY on Chester Wetlands WMA.

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Hunt Area

Island Park Zone
All of Units 60, 60A, 61 and 62A. Area Size: 1,532,265 acres
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Statistics

General Season Harvest Statistics

Year Weapon Unit Hunters* Harvest Success% Days Antlered Antlerless %Spike %6+Pts
2013 Any Weapon 60 272 13 5 1294 13 100 0
2013 Any Weapon 60A 73 3 4 370 3 100 0
2013 Any Weapon 61 415 20 5 1620 20 100 0
2013 Any Weapon 62A 57 1 2 377 1 100 0
2012 Any Weapon 60 185 5 3 849 5 100 0
2012 Any Weapon 60A 79 5 6 373 5 100 0
2012 Any Weapon 61 373 29 8 1531 29 100 0
2012 Any Weapon 62A 85 8 9 423 8 100 0
2011 Any Weapon 60 207 13 6 879 13 100 0
2011 Any Weapon 60A 68 8 12 236 8 100 0
2011 Any Weapon 61 287 14 5 1309 13 1 100 0
2011 Any Weapon 62A 59 10 17 228 10 100 0
2010 Any Weapon 60 219 8 4 1037 8 100 0
2010 Any Weapon 60A 73 9 12 279 9 100 0
2010 Any Weapon 61 335 19 6 1588 18 1 78 0
2010 Any Weapon 62A 49 2 4 231 2 100 0
2009 Any Weapon 60 205 27 13 900 20 8 100 0
2009 Any Weapon 60A 105 13 12 460 13 100 0
2009 Any Weapon 61 318 20 6 1467 20 100 0
2009 Any Weapon 62A 76 0 0 348 0 0 0 0
2008 Any Weapon 60 305 17 6 1635 16 100
2008 Any Weapon 60A 124 3 2 789 3 100
2008 Any Weapon 61 505 15 3 2345 14 1 100
2008 Any Weapon 62A 208 1 1 1504 1 100
2007 Any Weapon 60 198 8 4 995 8 100 0
2007 Any Weapon 60A 53 2 4 249 2 100 0
2007 Any Weapon 61 325 31 10 1512 25 6 100 0
2007 Any Weapon 62A 65 3 5 351 2 1 100 0
2006 Any Weapon 60 215 15 7 14 1 100 0
2006 Any Weapon 60A 83 2 2 2 100 0
2006 Any Weapon 61 307 13 4 11 1 100 0
2006 Any Weapon 62A 69 3 4 3 100 0
2005 Any Weapon 60 293 18 6 1303 16 2 100 0
2005 Any Weapon 60A 50 3 6 225 3 0 100 0
2005 Any Weapon 61 456 21 5 1994 20 1 100 0
2005 Any Weapon 62A 68 3 4 344 3 0 100 0
2004 Any Weapon 60 382 41 11 1828 41 0 95 0
2004 Any Weapon 60A 82 3 4 342 3 0 67 0
2004 Any Weapon 61 488 20 4 1888 17 2 88 6
2004 Any Weapon 62A 103 4 4 480 3 1 67 0
2003 Any Weapon 60 391 17 4 1565 16 1 100 0
2003 Any Weapon 60A 99 3 3 375 1 2 100 0
2003 Any Weapon 61 524 25 5 2201 23 2 100 0
2003 Any Weapon 62A 112 2 2 424 2 0 100 0
2002 Any Weapon 60 448 24 5 2083 24 0 100 0
2002 Any Weapon 60A 120 2 2 570 2 0 100 0
2002 Any Weapon 61 580 25 4 2558 22 3 100 0
2002 Any Weapon 62A 114 3 3 486 3 0 67 0
2001 Any Weapon 60 364 77 21 1169 68 9 100 0
2001 Any Weapon 60A 77 12 15 262 11 1 100 0
2001 Any Weapon 61 558 38 7 1884 36 2 97 0
2001 Any Weapon 62A 64 3 5 160 2 1 100 0
2000 Any Weapon 60 46 44 2 69 18
2000 Any Weapon 60A 8 7 1 69 6
2000 Any Weapon 61 37 22 15 43 18
2000 Any Weapon 62A 8 7 1 73 9

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 2013
  • Jr./Sr./DAV Elk Tag $16.50 2013

NonResident Tags, Permits & Fees

  • Junior Mentored Elk Tag $39.75 2013
  • Adult Elk Tag $416.75 2013

Note: A valid hunting license is required.

* Indicates this item is optional.

Landscape Characteristics and Access

Surface Management Agency

U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Graph illustrating 40.22% 40.22 %
U.S. National Wildlife Refuge Graph illustrating 0.02% 0.02 %
Private Graph illustrating 29.72% 29.72 %
State of Idaho Graph illustrating 12.09% 12.09 %
U.S. National Park Service (NPS) Graph illustrating 0% 0 %
U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Graph illustrating 17.15% 17.15 %

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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 42.06% 42.06 %
Irrigated-Gravity Flow Graph illustrating 6.65% 6.65 %
Irrigated-Sprinkler Graph illustrating 6.07% 6.07 %
Rangeland Graph illustrating 42.91% 42.91 %
Riparian Graph illustrating 1.18% 1.18 %
Urban Graph illustrating 0.14% 0.14 %
Water Graph illustrating 0.95% 0.95 %

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Land Use data source: IDWR

Weather

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Outfitters and Guides

Local Elk Outfitters & Guides

  • Gray, Clint Area 02
    Doing Business As: Buckshot Outfitting

    Operating Area for conducting Photography Trips, Incidental Fishing activities. Licensed for Bobcat, Deer, Moose, Bear, Cougar, Forest Grouse, Elk, Wolf hunting.
  • Horse Creek Outfitters, Inc. Area 01
    Operating Area for conducting Non-motorized Trailrides, Equestrian Rides, Backpacking, Incidental Fishing activities. Licensed for Bobcat, Deer, Elk, Goat, Moose, Sheep, Bear, Cougar, Predator, Forest Grouse, Wolf hunting.
  • Middle Fork Management Company, Inc. Area 03
    Doing Business As: Middle Fork Lodge

    Operating Area for conducting Non-motorized Trailrides, Equestrian Rides, Incidental Fishing activities. Licensed for Deer, Elk, Bear, Cougar, Bobcat, Predator, Forest Grouse, Chukar, Wolf hunting.
  • Middlefork Ranch, Inc. Area 02
    Operating Area for conducting Non-motorized Trailrides, Equestrian Rides, Incidental Fishing activities. Licensed for Bobcat, Deer, Elk, Bear, Cougar, Predator, Forest Grouse, Chukar, Wolf hunting.
  • Pineland Outfitters Of Idaho, LLC Area 01
    Operating Area for conducting Mountain Bike Touring, Photography Trips, Non-motorized Trailrides, Equestrian Rides, Backpacking activities. Licensed for Bobcat, Deer, Elk, Goat, Sheep, Bear, Cougar, Predator, Forest Grouse, Wolf hunting.
  • Silver Spur Outfitters And Lodge, Inc. Area 03
    Operating Area for conducting Non-motorized Trailrides, Equestrian Rides, Snowmobiling, Incidental Fishing activities. Licensed for Bobcat, Deer, Elk, Goat, Moose, Sheep, Bear, Cougar, Wolf hunting.

No pack trip outfitters are available in Island Park Zone.

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