Elk Controlled Hunt Landowner Permission Required Extra Antlerless Season

Controlled Hunt 2160 - Hunt Area 68AX

8/1/2012 - 12/31/2012

Elk (Cervus canadensis)
Antlerless Elk
Only elk without antlers or with antlers shorter than 6 inches may be taken in any season which is open for antlerless elk only.
Archery ONLY.

  • Very limited access due to few roads, and private property. Only a portion of the unit is open to hunting
  • 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 85 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 68AX
All of Unit 68A. Area Size: 286,641 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 68A


Controlled Hunt Harvest Statistics

Year Hunt# Area Hunters* Harvest Success% Days Antlered Antlerless %Spike %6+Pts
2012 2160 68AX 14 2 12 231 2
2011 2212 68AX 21 1 5 257 1
2010 2242 68AX 13 1 8 179 1
Source: Mandatory Harvest Reports and Check Station Records
* In 2000 hunter information not collected.

Tags, Permits & Fees

No resident tags are necessary.

No non-resident tags are necessary.

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

Where to purchase

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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 50.14 percent Private 50.14%
Graph illustrating 22.42 percent Indian Reservation 22.42%
Graph illustrating 21.43 percent U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) 21.43%
Graph illustrating 3.15 percent Other 3.15%
Graph illustrating 2.14 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 2.14%
Graph illustrating 0.72 percent State of Idaho 0.72%

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Land management via Inside Idaho

Access Yes! Properties

Access Yes! is Fish and Game program designed to improve hunting and fishing 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

No motorized vehicles are allowed in these areas.

There are no wilderness areas in this hunt.

Land Use/Land Cover

Graph illustrating 44.35% Irrigated-Sprinkler 44.35 %
Graph illustrating 21.07% Irrigated-Gravity Flow 21.07 %
Graph illustrating 17.71% Water 17.71 %
Graph illustrating 7.77% Riparian 7.77 %
Graph illustrating 4.21% Rangeland 4.21 %
Graph illustrating 2.33% Dryland Agriculture 2.33 %
Graph illustrating 2.06% Urban 2.06 %
Graph illustrating 0.51% Rock 0.51 %
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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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