Elk General A Tag Season

Unit 36A*

8/1/2012 - 9/30/2012

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.
Any Weapon
Rifle, Archery, Muzzleloader, Shotgun, or Handgun.

  • Only a portion of this Area is OPEN to hunt, see note for details.
  • 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 36A*
Hunting is only allowed outside National Forest boundaries within one mile of private fields on which cultivated crops are currently growing in Unit 36A. The National Forest Boundary is a legislatively set boundary -- it is not necessarily the boundary of Forest Service property. State, private and other lands within the National Forest Boundary are not open to hunting during this season. (Please refer to a U.S. Forest Service travel plan map for the location of this boundary.) "Private fields on which cultivated crops are currently growing" is defined as: fields on which soil has been used or broken up for the raising of crops, and artificially irrigated pasture. "Currently" means during the current or most recent growing season. Land enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) or other set-aside farm programs are specifically excluded. ATTENTION: The map displayed on this website only depicts outside of the Forest Service boundary, it is the hunter's responsibility to determine if they are within one mile of cultivated crops.. Area Size: 236,359 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 36A


General Season Harvest Statistics

Year Weapon Unit Hunters* Harvest Success% Days Antlered Antlerless %Spike %6+Pts
2015 Any Weapon 36A 89 43 48 609 43
2014 Any Weapon 36A 59 8 14 446 8
2013 Any Weapon 36A 64 30 47 428 30
2012 Any Weapon 36A 50 25 50 192 25
2011 Any Weapon 36A 23 11 48 147 1 10
2010 Any Weapon 36A 23 11 49 122 11 0 0
2009 Any Weapon 36A 10 2 20 55 2 0 0
2008 Any Weapon 36A 460 9 2 2470 6 3 100
2007 Any Weapon 36A 64 7 11 355 4 2 100 0
2006 Any Weapon 36A 65 13 20 10 3 100 0
2005 Any Weapon 36A 101 13 13 597 10 3 90 0
2004 Any Weapon 36A 130 28 22 519 17 11 88 0
2003 Any Weapon 36A 93 24 26 417 9 14 89 11
2002 Any Weapon 36A 78 15 19 336 7 8 100 0
2001 Any Weapon 36A 103 30 29 298 14 16 83 8
2000 Any Weapon 36A 31 18 13 65 19
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 88.53 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 88.53%
Graph illustrating 6.02 percent State of Idaho 6.02%
Graph illustrating 5.2 percent Private 5.2%
Graph illustrating 0.21 percent Other 0.21%
Graph illustrating 0.04 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 0.04%

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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 94.87% Rangeland 94.87 %
Graph illustrating 2.26% Irrigated-Sprinkler 2.26 %
Graph illustrating 1.77% Irrigated-Gravity Flow 1.77 %
Graph illustrating 0.55% Urban 0.55 %
Graph illustrating 0.43% Forest 0.43 %
Graph illustrating 0.12% Riparian 0.12 %
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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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