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Elk General A Tag Season

Big Desert Zone

8/30/2014 - 9/30/2014

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Hunt Area

Big Desert Zone
All of Units 52A and 68. (Caution: Craters of the Moon National Park is CLOSED) Area Size: 2,273,854 acres
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Statistics

General Season Harvest Statistics

Year Weapon Unit Hunters* Harvest Success% Days Antlered Antlerless %Spike %6+Pts
2013 Archery 52A 99 15 15 706 15 7 80
2013 Archery 68 90 11 13 731 8 3 12 64
2012 Archery 52A 81 11 14 666 7 5 0 85
2012 Archery 68 46 7 14 282 7 55 30
2011 Archery 52A 54 4 7 381 3 1 0 67
2011 Archery 68 52 8 15 388 7 1 0 85
2010 Archery 52A 91 12 14 672 9 3 0 78
2010 Archery 68 74 7 10 437 4 3 25 50
2009 Archery 52A 76 9 12 620 9 11 56
2009 Archery 68 24 3 13 105 3 0 33
2008 Archery 52A 53 18 33 326 16 1 0 87
2008 Archery 68 34 6 18 196 4 2 0 75
2007 Archery 52A 0 0
2007 Archery 68 0 0
2006 Archery 52A 0 0
2006 Archery 68 0 0
2005 Archery 52A
2005 Archery 68
2004 Archery 52A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 Archery 68 2 1 50 16 1 0 0 0
2003 Archery 52A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 Archery 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 Archery 52A 0 0 0 0 0
2000 Archery 68 0 0 0 33 0

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
  • 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. Department of Energy (DOE) Graph illustrating 0.2% 0.2 %
U.S. National Wildlife Refuge Graph illustrating 0.06% 0.06 %
State of Idaho Graph illustrating 2.11% 2.11 %
U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Graph illustrating 58.08% 58.08 %
Other Graph illustrating 0% 0 %
Private Graph illustrating 19.69% 19.69 %
U.S. National Park Service (NPS) Graph illustrating 19.85% 19.85 %

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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

No National Forest lands overlap this hunt area.

Federally-designated Wilderness Areas

There are no wilderness areas in this hunt.

Land Use/Land Cover

Rangeland Graph illustrating 64.25% 64.25 %
Water Graph illustrating 0.04% 0.04 %
Urban Graph illustrating 0.01% 0.01 %
Dryland Agriculture Graph illustrating 0.38% 0.38 %
Riparian Graph illustrating 0.01% 0.01 %
Irrigated-Sprinkler Graph illustrating 14.1% 14.1 %
Irrigated-Gravity Flow Graph illustrating 1.68% 1.68 %
Rock Graph illustrating 19.52% 19.52 %

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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

  • 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 Big Desert 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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