Rocky Mtn Sheep Controlled Hunt Ram Season

Controlled Hunt 5017 - Hunt Area 37*

8/30/2012 - 10/13/2012

Species
California Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis californiana)
Rams Only Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep
Only bighorn sheep rams may be taken. Any hunter taking a bighorn ram must leave that portion of the skull plate containing the upper one-half of the eye socket naturally attached to both the horns until after the horns have been pinned by IDFG.
Any Weapon
Rifle, Archery, Muzzleloader, Shotgun, or Handgun.

Restrictions

No special restrictions.

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Hunt Area

Hunt Area 37*
All of Unit 37 and that portion of Unit 50 east of U.S. Highway 93 and that portion of Unit 51 west of the Howe-Goldburg Road. Area Size: 1,047,726 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 37 50 51

Statistics

Controlled Hunt Harvest Statistics

Year Hunt# Area Hunters* Harvest Success% Days Rams Ewes Avg. Horn Length (in.) Avg. Horn Circum. (in.)
2015 5018 37* 6 5 5 33.55 14.52
2014 5019 37* 6 6 100 6 35.96 14.69
2013 5019 37* 6 3 50 3 37.17 15.12
2012 5017 37* 6 5 83 5 33.25 14.78
2011 5017 37* 6 5 83 5 32.48 14.32
2010 5017 37* 3 3 100 31.25 13.667
2009 5017 37* 3 3 100 30.25 14.18
2008 5017 37* 3 2 67 30.25 13.75
2007 5017 37* 3 3 100 33.92 14.56
2006 5016 37* 2 2 100 32.44 14.06
2005 5016 37* 2 2 100 32.44 14.56
2004 5016 37 2 1 50 34 15
2003 5016 37 2 1 50 33 14.5
2002 5015 37 2 2 100 33.17 13.93
2001 5015 37 2 2 100 30.75 13.94
2000 5013 37 3 3 100 34.25 14.71
Source: Mandatory Harvest Reports and Check Station Records
* In 2000 hunter information not collected.

Big Game Mortality Reports

Weapon Year Unit Harvest Avg. Days Guided Avg. Horn Length (in.) Avg. Horn Circum. (in.)
Rifle 2003 37 1 2 1 34 14 0
Rifle 2002 37 2 1 0 33 14 0
Rifle 2002 50 1 11 1 36 15 0
Source: Mandatory Big Game Mortality Reports
* Includes all animals harvested regardless of sex or special restrictions.

Drawing Odds for 1st & 2nd Choice Applicants (controlled hunts only)

Hunt Information 1st Choice 2nd Choice Total
Year Hunt# Area Draw* Applicants Permits Awarded Success% Applicants Permits Awarded Success% Total Awarded Permit Quota
2015 5018 37* 1 397 6 2 101 0 0 6 6
2014 5019 37* 1 416 6 1 123 0 0 6 6
2013 5019 37* 1 339 6 2 50 0 0 6 6
2012 5017 37* 1 209 6 3 69 0 0 6 6
2011 5017 37* 1 353 6 2 65 0 0 6 6
2010 5017 37* 1 117 3 3 48 0 0 3 3
2009 5017 37* 1 126 3 2 51 0 0 3 3
2008 5017 37* 1 99 3 3 34 0 0 3 3
2007 5017 37* 1 122 3 2 45 0 0 3 3
2006 5016 37* 1 94 2 2 56 0 0 2 2
2005 5016 37* 1 70 2 3 51 0 0 2 2
2004 5016 37 1 67 2 3 39 0 0 2 2
2003 5016 37 1 85 2 2 64 0 0 2 2
2002 5015 37 1 82 2 2 73 0 0 2 2
2001 5015 37 1 60 2 3 60 0 0 2 2
2000 5013 37 1 85 3 3 21 0 0 3 3
1999 5013 37 1 69 3 4 29 0 0 3 3
1998 5014 37 1 61 3 4 19 0 0 3 3
Source: IDFG Drawing Odds Database
* Beginning in 2004, a second drawing was held for unclaimed tags.

Drawing Odds for Resident & NonResident Applicants (controlled hunts only)

Hunt Information Resident NonResident Total
Year Hunt# Area Draw* 1st Choice Applicants Permits Awarded 1st Choice Success% 1st Choice Applicants Permits Awarded 1st Choice Success% Total Awarded Permit Quota
2015 5018 37* 1 157 5 3 240 1 0 6 6
2014 5019 37* 1 173 5 3 243 1 0 6 6
2013 5019 37* 1 133 6 5 206 0 0 6 6
2012 5017 37* 1 124 5 4 85 1 1 6 6
2011 5017 37* 1 211 5 2 142 1 1 6 6
2010 5017 37* 1 77 3 4 40 0 0 3 3
2009 5017 37* 1 66 3 5 60 0 0 3 3
2008 5017 37* 1 56 2 4 43 1 2 3 3
2007 5017 37* 1 69 3 4 53 0 0 3 3
2006 5016 37* 1 46 2 4 48 0 0 2 2
2005 5016 37* 1 34 1 3 36 1 3 2 2
2004 5016 37 1 30 2 6 37 0 0 2 2
2003 5016 37 1 48 1 2 37 1 2 2 2
2002 5015 37 1 53 2 3 29 0 0 2 2
2001 5015 37 1 25 1 4 35 1 2 2 2
2000 5013 37 1 52 2 3 33 1 3 3 3
1999 5013 37 1 47 2 4 22 1 4 3 3
1998 5014 37 1 42 2 4 19 1 5 3 3
Source: IDFG Drawing Odds Database
* Beginning in 2004, a second drawing was held for unclaimed tags.

Tags, Permits & Fees

Resident Tags, Permits, and Fees

  • Adult Sheep Tag $166.75 2012
  • Controlled Hunt Application Fee $6.25 2012

NonResident Tags, Permits, and Fees

  • Adult Sheep Tag $2,101.75 2012
  • Controlled Hunt Application Fee $14.75 2012

A valid hunting license is required.
* Indicates this item is optional.

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Landscape Characteristics and Access

Surface Management

For government land, these data show the managing agency of the land, which may or not be the same as the owning agency.

Graph illustrating 46.78 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 46.78%
Graph illustrating 39.84 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 39.84%
Graph illustrating 10.64 percent Private 10.64%
Graph illustrating 2.69 percent State of Idaho 2.69%
Graph illustrating 0.04 percent Other 0.04%
Graph illustrating 0.01 percent U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 0.01%

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Land management via Inside Idaho

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Forest Service Land

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Federally-designated Wilderness Areas

No motorized vehicles are allowed in these areas.

There are no wilderness areas in this hunt.

Land Use/Land Cover

Graph illustrating 79.99% Rangeland 79.99 %
Graph illustrating 10.27% Forest 10.27 %
Graph illustrating 6.54% Irrigated-Sprinkler 6.54 %
Graph illustrating 2.33% Irrigated-Gravity Flow 2.33 %
Graph illustrating 0.55% Riparian 0.55 %
Graph illustrating 0.22% Dryland Agriculture 0.22 %
Graph illustrating 0.09% Urban 0.09 %
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1990 Land Use/Land Cover based on Anderson et al scheme via Idaho Department of Water Resources

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