Deer General Archery Season

Unit 56

8/30/2014 - 9/30/2014

Species
Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus)
White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)
Either-sex Mule and White-tailed Deer
Either sex may be taken.
Archery
Archery ONLY.

Restrictions
  • 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 %4+Pts %5+Pts %Whitetail
2015 Archery 56 179 38 21 1113 9 28 0 0 0
2014 Archery 56 177 23 13 846 7 16 0 0
2013 Archery 56 195 11 6 1181 5 6 0 0 0
2012 Archery 56 214 18 9 1239 5 13 0 0 0
2011 Archery 56 91 6 7 430 1 5 0 0 0
2010 Archery 56 99 18 18 544 7 11 0 0 0
2009 Archery 56 84 5 6 452 3 2 33 0 0
2008 Archery 56 91 8 9 490 4 4 25 25 0
2007 Archery 56 117 10 9 924 8 2 38 13 0
2006 Archery 56 71 22 31 19 3 0
2005 Archery 56 68 14 21 344 1 13 0 100 0
2004 Archery 56 82 3 4 436 1 2 100 100 0
2003 Archery 56 34 6 18 165 4 2 0 0 0
2002 Archery 56 54 2 4 279 1 1 0 0 50
2001 Archery 56 89 8 9 232 3 5 0 0 0
2000 Archery 56 5 5 0 0 0 2
Source: Mandatory Harvest Reports and Check Station Records
* In 2000 hunter information not collected.

Tags, Permits & Fees

Resident Tags, Permits, and Fees

  • Adult Deer Tag $19.75 2014
  • Jr./Sr./DAV Deer Tag $10.75 2014
  • Archery Permit $18.25 2014
  • Handicapped Archery Permit* $1.75 2014 (permit for use of a crossbow during archery-only seasons)

NonResident Tags, Permits, and Fees

  • Junior Mentored Deer Tag $23.75 2014
  • Adult Deer Tag $301.75 2014
  • Archery Permit $20.00 2014
  • Handicapped Archery Permit* $1.75 2014 (permit for use of a crossbow during archery-only seasons)

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 51.21 percent Private 51.21%
Graph illustrating 23.85 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 23.85%
Graph illustrating 13.61 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 13.61%
Graph illustrating 5.95 percent U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) 5.95%
Graph illustrating 4.06 percent U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 4.06%
Graph illustrating 1.31 percent State of Idaho 1.31%
Graph illustrating 0.02 percent U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) 0.02%

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Land management via Inside Idaho

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.

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

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1990 Land Use/Land Cover based on Anderson et al scheme via Idaho Department of Water Resources

Weather

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Services

Lodging, Camping, Restaurants & Other Services

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Getting There

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