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Elk General A Tag Season

Bear River Zone

12/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

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»
Muzzleloader
Muzzleloader 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/

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Hunt Area

Bear River Zone
All of Units 75, 77 and 78. Area Size: 567,651 acres
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Statistics

General Season Harvest Statistics

Year Weapon Unit Hunters* Harvest Success% Days Antlered Antlerless %Spike %6+Pts
2013 Muzzleloader 75 76 0 0 502
2013 Muzzleloader 77 40 0 0 257
2013 Muzzleloader 78 57 9 15 332 9
2012 Muzzleloader 75 138 32 23 897 32
2012 Muzzleloader 77 31 10 31 156 10
2012 Muzzleloader 78 53 9 17 217 9
2011 Muzzleloader 75 102 8 8 542 8
2011 Muzzleloader 77 38 9 24 164 4 5 0 0
2011 Muzzleloader 78 65 5 8 364 5
2010 Muzzleloader 75 75 22 29 418 22 0 0
2010 Muzzleloader 77 50 16 31 213 16 0 0
2010 Muzzleloader 78 50 11 23 284 11 0 0
2009 Muzzleloader 75 56 1 2 237 1 0 0
2009 Muzzleloader 77 18 4 22 105 4 0 0
2009 Muzzleloader 78 31 2 7 223 2 0 0
2008 Muzzleloader 75 82 6 7 631 0 6
2008 Muzzleloader 77 59 4 7 199 0 4
2008 Muzzleloader 78 29 2 7 135 0 2
2007 Muzzleloader 75 76 7 9 456 1 6 100 0
2007 Muzzleloader 77 30 0 0 98
2007 Muzzleloader 78 19 2 11 121 2
2006 Muzzleloader 75 103 1 1 1 0 0
2006 Muzzleloader 77 22 0 0
2006 Muzzleloader 78 34 3 9 3 0 0
2005 Muzzleloader 75 84 24 29 379 24 0 0
2005 Muzzleloader 77 21 3 14 106 3 0 0
2005 Muzzleloader 78 48 8 17 236 8 0 0
2004 Muzzleloader 75 95 8 8 449 1 7 0 0
2004 Muzzleloader 77 31 1 3 138 0 1 0 0
2004 Muzzleloader 78 62 0 0 308 0 0 0 0
2003 Muzzleloader 75 162 16 10 716 3 13 0 0
2003 Muzzleloader 77 50 1 2 194 0 1 0 0
2003 Muzzleloader 78 77 6 8 386 0 6 0 0
2002 Muzzleloader 75 220 8 4 1186 0 8 0 0
2002 Muzzleloader 77 64 2 3 187 0 2 0 0
2002 Muzzleloader 78 99 5 5 628 1 4 0 0
2001 Muzzleloader 75 221 47 21 970 6 41 0 0
2001 Muzzleloader 77 85 12 14 229 0 12 0 0
2001 Muzzleloader 78 97 18 19 414 1 17 0 0
2000 Muzzleloader 75 14 6 8 45 9
2000 Muzzleloader 77 5 3 2 39 22
2000 Muzzleloader 78 13 8 5 22 14

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
 

Resident Tags, Permits & Fees

  • Adult Elk Tag $30.75
  • Jr./Sr./DAV Elk Tag $16.50

NonResident Tags, Permits & Fees

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

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 46.47% 46.47 %
U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Graph illustrating 4.08% 4.08 %
State of Idaho Graph illustrating 1.43% 1.43 %
Private Graph illustrating 47.99% 47.99 %

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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 9.47% 9.47 %
Urban Graph illustrating 0.88% 0.88 %
Rangeland Graph illustrating 27.63% 27.63 %
Water Graph illustrating 0.03% 0.03 %
Irrigated-Gravity Flow Graph illustrating 10.75% 10.75 %
Forest Graph illustrating 44.89% 44.89 %
Dryland Agriculture Graph illustrating 6.05% 6.05 %
Riparian Graph illustrating 0.27% 0.27 %

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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

  • Flying Resort Ranches, Inc. Area 03
    Licensed for Bobcat, Deer, Elk, Goat, Moose, Sheep, Bear, Cougar, Predator, Forest Grouse, Wolf hunting.
  • Smokey Canyon Outfitters Area 05
    Operating Area for conducting Non-motorized Trailrides, Equestrian Rides, Snowmobiling, Incidental Fishing activities. Licensed for Deer, Elk, Moose, Cougar, Predator, Wolf hunting.

No pack trip outfitters are available in Bear River Zone.

*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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