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Unit 56

11/1/2014 - 11/14/2014

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:
  • CAUTION - Archers and Muzzleloaders: "Any weapon" elk hunts will be open during the archery or muzzleloader season in all or parts of this hunt. Please use appropriate caution.
  • 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

Unit 56
All of Unit 56. Area Size: 578,410 acres
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Statistics

General Season Harvest Statistics

Year Weapon Unit Hunters* Harvest Success% Days Antlered Antlerless %Spike %6+Pts
2013 Muzzleloader 56 268 20 7 1043 20
2012 Muzzleloader 56 171 17 10 646 17
2011 Muzzleloader 56 126 14 11 507 14
2010 Muzzleloader 56 128 19 15 516 19 0 0
2009 Muzzleloader 56 107 15 14 554 15 0 0
2008 Muzzleloader 56 54 6 11 246 0 6
2007 Muzzleloader 56 44 3 7 164 1 2
2006 Muzzleloader 56 24 3 13 3 0 0
2005 Muzzleloader 56 32 2 6 113 2 0 0
2004 Muzzleloader 56 36 19 53 167 0 19 0 0
2003 Muzzleloader 56 33 3 9 133 1 2 0 0
2002 Muzzleloader 56 30 2 7 79 0 2 0 0
2001 Muzzleloader 56 18 1 6 33 0 1 0 0
2000 Muzzleloader 56 1 0 1 67 22

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 Interior (DOI) Graph illustrating 5.97% 5.97 %
U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Graph illustrating 23.84% 23.84 %
State of Idaho Graph illustrating 1.32% 1.32 %
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Graph illustrating 4.12% 4.12 %
Private Graph illustrating 51.14% 51.14 %
U.S. National Wildlife Refuge Graph illustrating 0% 0 %
U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Graph illustrating 13.59% 13.59 %

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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

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Federally-designated Wilderness Areas

There are no wilderness areas in this hunt.

Land Use/Land Cover

Irrigated-Gravity Flow Graph illustrating 2.38% 2.38 %
Urban Graph illustrating 0.23% 0.23 %
Irrigated-Sprinkler Graph illustrating 4.5% 4.5 %
Dryland Agriculture Graph illustrating 42.42% 42.42 %
Rangeland Graph illustrating 37.1% 37.1 %
Forest Graph illustrating 13.36% 13.36 %

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Land Use data source: IDWR

Weather

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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 Unit 56.

*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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