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Deer General Short-Range Weapon Season

Unit 53

10/10/2014 - 11/6/2014

Either-sex Mule and White-tailed Deer deer info»
Either sex may be taken. view all»
Short-Range
Archery, Muzzleloader, or Shotgun ONLY. more»

Special Restrictions:
  • 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/

That portion of Unit 53 west of U.S. Highway 93. The rest of Unit 53 is controlled hunt only.

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Hunt Area

Unit 53
All of Unit 53. Area Size: 2,352,850 acres
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Statistics

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:

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Resident Tags, Permits & Fees

  • Adult Deer Tag $19.75
  • Jr./Sr./DAV Deer Tag $10.75

NonResident Tags, Permits & Fees

  • Junior Mentored Deer Tag $23.75
  • Adult Deer Tag $301.75

Note: A valid hunting license is required.

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Landscape Characteristics and Access

Surface Management Agency

Private Graph illustrating 65.4% 65.4 %
U.S. National Wildlife Refuge Graph illustrating 1.61% 1.61 %
State of Idaho Graph illustrating 2.97% 2.97 %
U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Graph illustrating 30.01% 30.01 %
Other Graph illustrating 0% 0 %

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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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No National Forest lands overlap this hunt area.

Federally-designated Wilderness Areas

There are no wilderness areas in this hunt.

Land Use/Land Cover

Dryland Agriculture Graph illustrating 0.7% 0.7 %
Forest Graph illustrating 0.1% 0.1 %
Irrigated-Gravity Flow Graph illustrating 34.08% 34.08 %
Irrigated-Sprinkler Graph illustrating 23.36% 23.36 %
Rangeland Graph illustrating 37.86% 37.86 %
Riparian Graph illustrating 1.79% 1.79 %
Urban Graph illustrating 1.26% 1.26 %
Water Graph illustrating 0.85% 0.85 %

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Land Use data source: IDWR

Weather

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Outfitters and Guides

Local Deer Outfitters & Guides

No pack trip outfitters are available in Unit 53.

*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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