Elk General A Tag Season

Big Desert Zone

8/30/2012 - 9/30/2012

Species
Elk (Cervus canadensis)
Either-sex Elk
Either sex may be taken.
Archery
Archery ONLY.

Restrictions

No special restrictions.

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Hunt Area

Big Desert Zone
All of Units 52A and 68. (Caution: Craters of the Moon National Park is CLOSED) Area Size: 2,273,854 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 52A 68

Statistics

General Season Harvest Statistics

Year Weapon Unit Hunters* Harvest Success% Days Antlered Antlerless %Spike %6+Pts
2015 Archery 52A 114 13 11 730 11 1 0 63
2015 Archery 68 85 17 20 539 13 4 0 100
2014 Archery 52A 105 22 21 673 20 2 13 50
2014 Archery 68 61 16 27 381 12 4 10 40
2013 Archery 52A 99 15 15 706 15 7 80
2013 Archery 68 90 11 13 731 8 3 12 64
2012 Archery 52A 81 11 14 666 7 5 0 85
2012 Archery 68 46 7 14 282 7 55 30
2011 Archery 52A 54 4 7 381 3 1 0 67
2011 Archery 68 52 8 15 388 7 1 0 85
2010 Archery 52A 91 12 14 672 9 3 0 78
2010 Archery 68 74 7 10 437 4 3 25 50
2009 Archery 52A 76 9 12 620 9 11 56
2009 Archery 68 24 3 13 105 3 0 33
2008 Archery 52A 53 18 33 326 16 1 0 87
2008 Archery 68 34 6 18 196 4 2 0 75
2007 Archery 52A 0 0
2007 Archery 68 0 0
2006 Archery 52A 0 0
2006 Archery 68 0 0
2005 Archery 52A
2005 Archery 68
2004 Archery 52A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 Archery 68 2 1 50 16 1 0 0 0
2003 Archery 52A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 Archery 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 Archery 52A 0 0 0 0 0
2000 Archery 68 0 0 0 33 0
Source: Mandatory Harvest Reports and Check Station Records
* In 2000 hunter information not collected.

Tags, Permits & Fees

Resident Tags, Permits, and Fees

  • Adult Elk Tag $30.75 2012
  • Jr./Sr./DAV Elk Tag $16.50 2012

NonResident Tags, Permits, and Fees

  • Junior Mentored Elk Tag $39.75 2012
  • Adult Elk Tag $416.75 2012

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 55.01 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 55.01%
Graph illustrating 19.85 percent U.S. National Park Service (NPS) 19.85%
Graph illustrating 19.57 percent Private 19.57%
Graph illustrating 3.15 percent U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 3.15%
Graph illustrating 2.1 percent State of Idaho 2.1%
Graph illustrating 0.2 percent U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) 0.2%
Graph illustrating 0.11 percent Other 0.11%
Graph illustrating 0.02 percent U.S. National Wildlife Refuge 0.02%

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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.

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 64.25% Rangeland 64.25 %
Graph illustrating 19.52% Rock 19.52 %
Graph illustrating 14.1% Irrigated-Sprinkler 14.1 %
Graph illustrating 1.68% Irrigated-Gravity Flow 1.68 %
Graph illustrating 0.38% Dryland Agriculture 0.38 %
Graph illustrating 0.04% Water 0.04 %
Graph illustrating 0.01% Urban 0.01 %
Graph illustrating 0.01% Riparian 0.01 %
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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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