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Elk Controlled Hunt Landowner Permission Required Antlerless Season

Controlled Hunt 2143 - Hunt Area 31-2

8/1/2014 - 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»
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.

Landowner Permission Required see page 111 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 31-2
That portion of Unit 31 that drains into the Snake River, upstream from and including the Grouse Creek Drainage to the U.S. Highway 95 bridge in Weiser; and that portion of Unit 31 that drains into Monroe Creek from it's mouth upstream to and including the Sheep Creek Drainage. Area Size: 90,947 acres
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Controlled Hunt Harvest Statistics

Year Hunt# Area Hunters* Harvest Success% Days Antlered Antlerless %Spike %6+Pts
2014 2143 31-2* 94 44 47 558 44
2013 2146 31-2 71 16 23 340 16
2012 2135 31-2 82 15 18 336 1 14
2011 2120 31-2 67 21 32 288 21
2010 2111 31-1 74 35 48 358 35

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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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

Private Graph illustrating 74.4% 74.4 %
U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Graph illustrating 20.74% 20.74 %
State of Idaho Graph illustrating 3.09% 3.09 %

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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

Irrigated-Sprinkler Graph illustrating 2.5% 2.5 %
Rangeland Graph illustrating 83.2% 83.2 %
Urban Graph illustrating 0.82% 0.82 %
Water Graph illustrating 1.37% 1.37 %
Irrigated-Gravity Flow Graph illustrating 12.07% 12.07 %

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Land Use data source: IDWR


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Outfitters and Guides

Local Elk Outfitters & Guides

No local hunting outfitters are licensed for Elk.

No pack trip outfitters are available in Controlled Hunt 2143 - Hunt Area 31-2.

*In need of a Guide? Try our Idaho Outfitter Guide, which allows you to search all licensed outfitters by species, activity and location.


Lodging, Camping, Restaurants & Other Services

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

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