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Hunt Area 55*

8/30/2014 - 9/30/2014

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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/
  • CAUTION - Archers: "Any weapon" antlerless elk hunts or muzzleloader controlled hunts will be open, on or within 1 mile of private fields on which cultivated crops are currently growing, in all or parts of this zone.
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Motorized Hunting Rule Applies in Unit 56.

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Hunt Area

Hunt Area 55*
All of Units 55, 56 and 57. Area Size: 1,455,300 acres
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Statistics

General Season Harvest Statistics

Year Weapon Unit Hunters* Harvest Success% Days Antlered Antlerless %Spike %6+Pts
2013 Archery 55 0 0
2013 Archery 56 276 22 8 2067 16 6 23 58
2013 Archery 57 0 0
2012 Archery 56 231 18 8 1613 17 1 6 70
2011 Archery 55
2011 Archery 56 147 9 6 1061 9 22 78
2011 Archery 57
2010 Archery 55 0 0 0 0
2010 Archery 56 144 22 15 1003 17 5 39 29
2010 Archery 57 0 0 0 0
2009 Archery 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 Archery 56 68 5 7 589 4 1 25 25
2009 Archery 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 Archery 55
2008 Archery 56 91 8 9 604 6 2 17 67
2008 Archery 57
2007 Archery 55 0 0
2007 Archery 56 67 17 26 450 17 50 6
2007 Archery 57 0 0
2006 Archery 55 0 0
2006 Archery 56 46 4 9 4 0 75
2006 Archery 57 0 0
2005 Archery 55
2005 Archery 56 25 1 4 194 1 0 0 100
2005 Archery 57
2004 Archery 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 Archery 56 35 4 11 281 4 0 0 75
2004 Archery 57 2 0 0 11 0 0 0 0
2003 Archery 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 Archery 56 21 0 0 185 0 0 0 0
2003 Archery 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 Archery 56 27 0 0 199 0 0 0 0
2001 Archery 56 19 2 11 125 2 0 0 100
2000 Archery 55 0 0 0 0 0
2000 Archery 56 2 1 1 67 22
2000 Archery 57 0 0 0 0 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. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Graph illustrating 28.75% 28.75 %
U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) Graph illustrating 4.31% 4.31 %
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Graph illustrating 1.95% 1.95 %
U.S. National Park Service (NPS) Graph illustrating 0.49% 0.49 %
U.S. National Wildlife Refuge Graph illustrating 0% 0 %
Private Graph illustrating 46.5% 46.5 %
State of Idaho Graph illustrating 2.65% 2.65 %
U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Graph illustrating 15.34% 15.34 %

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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

There are no wilderness areas in this hunt.

Land Use/Land Cover

Irrigated-Gravity Flow Graph illustrating 6% 6 %
Urban Graph illustrating 0.75% 0.75 %
Riparian Graph illustrating 0% 0 %
Irrigated-Sprinkler Graph illustrating 8.22% 8.22 %
Forest Graph illustrating 18.65% 18.65 %
Dryland Agriculture Graph illustrating 19.18% 19.18 %
Rangeland Graph illustrating 47.19% 47.19 %

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Land Use data source: IDWR

Weather

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Outfitters and Guides

Local Elk Outfitters & Guides

No pack trip outfitters are available in Hunt Area 55*.

*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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