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Elk Controlled Hunt Landowner Permission Required Extra Antlerless Season

Controlled Hunt 2174 - Hunt Area 56X

8/1/2013 - 8/29/2013

Antlerless Elk elk info»
Only elk without antlers or with antlers shorter than 6 inches may be taken in any season which is open for antlerless elk only. view all»
Any Weapon
Rifle, Archery, Muzzleloader, Shotgun, or Handgun. more»

Special Restrictions:
  • Landowner Permission Hunt. Written permission from landowner who owns more than 159 acres in the hunt area is required to apply for this hunt. Landowner Permission Hunt Permits will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis at the Nampa, McCall and headquarters IDFG offices starting July 15. Do not apply for this hunt during the controlled hunt application period.
  • 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/

Landowner Permission Required see page 97 of the Big Game Regulations for details on applying (http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/cms/hunt/rules/bg/ch.pdf)

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Hunt Area

Hunt Area 56X
That portion of Unit 56 within one mile of cultivated fields. Area Size: 578,410 acres
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Controlled Hunt Harvest Statistics

Year Hunt# Area Hunters* Harvest Success% Days Antlered Antlerless %Spike %6+Pts
2013 2174 56X 27 18 67 127 18
2012 2159 56-2X 18 12 69 45 12

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

Tags, Permits & Fees

Licenses, tags and permits may be purchased:

Learn more about IDFG Licenses, Tags & Permits

No resident tags are necessary.

No non-resident tags are necessary.

Note: A valid hunting license is required.

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Landscape Characteristics and Access

Surface Management Agency

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

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

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Land Use data source: IDWR


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Outfitters and Guides

Local Elk 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 Controlled Hunt 2174 - Hunt Area 56X.

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Lodging, Camping, Restaurants & Other Services

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

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