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Smoky Mountains Zone

11/1/2014 - 11/7/2014

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Only elk with no branching on either antler and at least one antler longer than 6 inches may be taken in any season which is open for spike elk only. A branch is an antler projection that is at least one inch long and longer than the width of the projection. In antlered or spike-only seasons, antlers must accompany the carcass while in transit. view all»
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Hunt Area

Smoky Mountains Zone
All of Units 43, 44 and 48. Area Size: 1,191,239 acres
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Statistics

General Season Harvest Statistics

Year Weapon Unit Hunters* Harvest Success% Days Antlered Antlerless %Spike %6+Pts
2013 Any Weapon 43 82 13 16 251 13 100 0
2013 Any Weapon 44 144 33 23 429 33 100 0
2013 Any Weapon 48 79 15 20 317 15 100 0
2012 Any Weapon 43 72 9 12 262 9 100 0
2012 Any Weapon 44 144 27 19 444 27 100 0
2012 Any Weapon 48 88 16 18 342 16 100 0
2011 Any Weapon 43 66 5 8 286 5 100 0
2011 Any Weapon 44 101 27 27 310 27 100 0
2011 Any Weapon 48 72 6 8 270 6 100 0
2010 Any Weapon 43 76 6 8 312 6 100 0
2010 Any Weapon 44 76 13 17 285 12 1 100 0
2010 Any Weapon 48 51 15 30 200 15 100 0
2009 Any Weapon 43 99 3 3 378 3 100 0
2009 Any Weapon 44 165 15 9 542 15 100 0
2009 Any Weapon 48 124 12 10 394 12 100 0
2008 Any Weapon 43 216 3 1 1090 3 67
2008 Any Weapon 44 629 25 4 2766 25 100
2008 Any Weapon 48 612 4 1 3305 4 100
2007 Any Weapon 43 90 0 0 275
2007 Any Weapon 44 81 15 19 274 15 100 0
2007 Any Weapon 48 74 4 5 235 4 100 0
2006 Any Weapon 43 64 1 2 1 100 0
2006 Any Weapon 44 89 15 17 11 3 100 0
2006 Any Weapon 48 60 6 10 5 100 0
2005 Any Weapon 43 125 7 6 421 5 2 100 0
2005 Any Weapon 44 116 18 16 301 16 2 43 0
2005 Any Weapon 48 126 22 18 345 20 2 100 0
2004 Any Weapon 43 169 4 2 653 4 0 50 0
2004 Any Weapon 44 142 26 18 494 25 1 96 4
2004 Any Weapon 48 137 10 7 544 10 0 70 0
2003 Any Weapon 43 168 6 4 559 6 0 83 0
2003 Any Weapon 44 123 6 5 391 6 0 67 0
2003 Any Weapon 48 119 3 3 447 3 0 67 33
2002 Any Weapon 43 152 7 5 526 6 1 100 0
2002 Any Weapon 44 117 5 4 347 5 0 100 0
2002 Any Weapon 48 131 16 12 407 16 0 100 0
2001 Any Weapon 43 123 10 8 313 6 4 83 0
2001 Any Weapon 44 80 10 12 154 5 5 100 0
2001 Any Weapon 48 105 12 11 260 11 1 89 0
2000 Any Weapon 43 8 6 2 30 22
2000 Any Weapon 44 6 5 1 71 0
2000 Any Weapon 48 22 20 2 51 21

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. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) Graph illustrating 0.01% 0.01 %
U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Graph illustrating 7.17% 7.17 %
Private Graph illustrating 21.05% 21.05 %
State of Idaho Graph illustrating 2.19% 2.19 %
U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Graph illustrating 69.58% 69.58 %

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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

Land Use/Land Cover

Forest Graph illustrating 41.01% 41.01 %
Irrigated-Gravity Flow Graph illustrating 1.39% 1.39 %
Irrigated-Sprinkler Graph illustrating 1% 1 %
Rangeland Graph illustrating 49.29% 49.29 %
Riparian Graph illustrating 1.33% 1.33 %
Water Graph illustrating 0.42% 0.42 %
Dryland Agriculture Graph illustrating 5.55% 5.55 %

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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

No pack trip outfitters are available in Smoky Mountains 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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