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Elk Controlled Hunt Muzzleloader Season

Controlled Hunt 2165 - Hunt Area 61

11/11/2013 - 12/9/2013

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Muzzleloader
Muzzleloader ONLY. more»

No special restrictions.

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Hunt Area

Hunt Area 61
All of Unit 61. Area Size: 507,046 acres
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Statistics

Controlled Hunt Harvest Statistics

Year Hunt# Area Hunters* Harvest Success% Days Antlered Antlerless %Spike %6+Pts
2013 2165 61 179 25 14 1173 7 18 14 0
2012 2152 61 180 33 18 1211 5 28 43.5 0
2011 2152 61 176 31 17 1134 9 21 33.6 0
2010 2137 61 169 30 18 927 9 21 33.3 11.1
2009 2132 61 176 26 15 1306 4 22 50 0
2008 2134 61 180 32 18 1247 11 21 39 0
2007 2134 61 156 14 9 940 7 7 29 14
2006 2136 61 179 24 13 1137 3 20 0 100
2005 2136 61 234 33 14 1407 5 28 20 20
2004 2134 61 266 36 14 1803 14 20 7 0
2003 2136 61 267 57 21 1784 21 35 36 14
2002 2132 61 243 32 13 1651 13 19 20 30
2001 2130 61 247 71 29 1625 23 48 29 24
2000 2128 61 41 21 19 11 6

Source: Mandatory Harvest Reports and Check Station Records
* In 2000 hunter information not collected.

Drawing Odds for 1st & 2nd Choice Applicants (controlled hunts only)

Hunt Information 1st Choice 2nd Choice Total
Year Hunt Number Hunt Area Draw* Applicants Permits Awarded Success% Applicants Permits Awarded Success% Total Awarded Permit Quota
2013 2165 61 1 91 91 100 145 104 72 195 200
2013 2165 61 2 56 28 50 9 0 0 28 28
2012 2152 61 1 102 102 100 158 98 62 200 200
2012 2152 61 2 56 20 36 13 0 0 20 20
2011 2152 61 1 118 118 100 133 76 57 194 200
2011 2152 61 2 36 28 78 30 0 0 28 28
2010 2137 61 1 114 114 100 146 86 59 200 200
2010 2137 61 2 24 19 79 10 0 0 19 19
2009 2132 61 1 109 109 100 121 82 68 191 200
2009 2132 61 2 39 32 82 9 0 0 32 32
2008 2134 61 1 112 112 100 102 67 66 179 200
2008 2134 61 2 43 43 100 17 2 12 45 45
2007 2134 61 1 80 80 100 115 64 56 144 200
2007 2134 61 2 23 23 100 11 6 55 29 82
2006 2136 61 1 128 128 100 165 72 44 200 200
2005 2136 61 1 118 118 100 209 130 62 248 300
2005 2136 61 2 41 41 100 26 22 85 63 100
2004 2134 61 1 191 189 99 287 111 38 300 300
2004 2134 61 2 48 22 45 40 0 0 22 22
2003 2136 61 1 183 183 100 233 116 49 299 300
2002 2132 61 1 224 224 100 275 76 27 300 300
2001 2130 61 1 216 216 100 233 84 36 300 300
2000 2128 61 1 337 300 89 249 0 0 300 300
1999 2140 61-3 1 243 243 100 277 57 20 300 300
1998 2148 61-3 1 267 261 97 205 39 19 300 300

Source: IDFG Drawing Odds Database
* Beginning in 2004, a second drawing was held for unclaimed tags.

Drawing Odds for Resident & NonResident Applicants (controlled hunts only)

Hunt Information Resident NonResident Total
Year Hunt Number Hunt Area Draw* 1st Choice Applicants Permits Awarded 1st Choice Success% 1st Choice Applicants Permits Awarded 1st Choice Success% Total Awarded Permit Quota
2013 2165 61 1 86 183 213 5 12 240 195 200
2013 2165 61 2 50 25 50 6 3 50 28 28
2012 2152 61 1 99 195 197 3 5 167 200 200
2012 2152 61 2 48 19 40 8 1 12 20 20
2011 2152 61 1 109 182 100 9 12 100 194 200
2011 2152 61 2 36 28 78 0 0 0 28 28
2010 2137 61 1 109 191 100 5 9 100 200 200
2010 2137 61 2 22 18 82 2 1 50 19 19
2009 2132 61 1 105 186 100 4 5 100 191 200
2009 2132 61 2 35 31 89 4 1 25 32 32
2008 2134 61 1 107 171 100 5 8 100 179 200
2008 2134 61 2 37 39 100 6 6 100 45 45
2007 2134 61 1 72 135 100 8 9 100 144 200
2007 2134 61 2 23 29 100 0 0 100 29 82
2006 2136 61 1 112 182 100 16 18 100 200 200
2005 2136 61 1 108 224 100 10 24 100 248 300
2005 2136 61 2 34 52 100 7 11 100 63 100
2004 2134 61 1 159 270 100 32 30 93 300 300
2004 2134 61 2 36 16 44 12 6 50 22 22
2003 2136 61 1 164 269 100 19 30 100 299 300
2002 2132 61 1 201 270 100 23 30 100 300 300
2001 2130 61 1 202 277 100 14 23 100 300 300
2000 2128 61 1 297 270 90 40 30 75 300 300
1999 2140 61-3 1 223 276 100 20 24 100 300 300
1998 2148 61-3 1 231 270 100 36 30 83 300 300

Source: IDFG Drawing Odds Database
* Beginning in 2004, a second drawing was held for unclaimed tags.

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
  • Muzzleloader Permit $18.25 2013
  • Controlled Hunt Application Fee $6.25 2013

NonResident Tags, Permits & Fees

  • Junior Mentored Elk Tag $39.75 2013
  • Adult Elk Tag $416.75 2013
  • Muzzleloader Permit $20.00 2013
  • Controlled Hunt Application Fee $14.75 2013

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 4.86% 4.86 %
U.S. National Park Service (NPS) Graph illustrating 0% 0 %
Private Graph illustrating 18.44% 18.44 %
State of Idaho Graph illustrating 5.63% 5.63 %
U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Graph illustrating 68.67% 68.67 %

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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 76.1% 76.1 %
Irrigated-Gravity Flow Graph illustrating 6.79% 6.79 %
Irrigated-Sprinkler Graph illustrating 0.8% 0.8 %
Rangeland Graph illustrating 12.95% 12.95 %
Riparian Graph illustrating 1.86% 1.86 %
Urban Graph illustrating 0.17% 0.17 %
Water Graph illustrating 1.21% 1.21 %

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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

  • 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 Controlled Hunt 2165 - Hunt Area 61.

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Services

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* Services pages courtesy of the Official Idaho Travel and Tourism Guide

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