Elk General A Tag Season

Smoky Mountains Zone

11/1/2014 - 11/7/2014

Species
Elk (Cervus canadensis)
Spike Elk
Only elk with no branching on either antler and at least one antler longer than 6 inches may be taken in any season which is open for spike elk only. A branch is an antler projection that is at least one inch long and longer than the width of the projection. In antlered or spike-only seasons, antlers must accompany the carcass while in transit.
Any Weapon
Rifle, Archery, Muzzleloader, Shotgun, or Handgun.

Restrictions

No special restrictions.

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Hunt Area

Smoky Mountains Zone
All of Units 43, 44 and 48. Area Size: 1,191,239 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 43 44 48

Statistics

General Season Harvest Statistics

Year Weapon Unit Hunters* Harvest Success% Days Antlered Antlerless %Spike %6+Pts
2015 Any Weapon 43 178 34 19 613 34 100 0
2015 Any Weapon 44 353 67 19 1156 61 6 100 0
2015 Any Weapon 48 176 21 12 572 21 100 0
2014 Any Weapon 43 99 19 19 390 18 1 93 7
2014 Any Weapon 44 144 25 18 504 24 1 100 0
2014 Any Weapon 48 53 5 9 141 5 100 0
2013 Any Weapon 43 82 13 16 251 13 100 0
2013 Any Weapon 44 144 33 23 429 33 100 0
2013 Any Weapon 48 79 15 20 317 15 100 0
2012 Any Weapon 43 72 9 12 262 9 100 0
2012 Any Weapon 44 144 27 19 444 27 100 0
2012 Any Weapon 48 88 16 18 342 16 100 0
2011 Any Weapon 43 66 5 8 286 5 100 0
2011 Any Weapon 44 101 27 27 310 27 100 0
2011 Any Weapon 48 72 6 8 270 6 100 0
2010 Any Weapon 43 76 6 8 312 6 100 0
2010 Any Weapon 44 76 13 17 285 12 1 100 0
2010 Any Weapon 48 51 15 30 200 15 100 0
2009 Any Weapon 43 99 3 3 378 3 100 0
2009 Any Weapon 44 165 15 9 542 15 100 0
2009 Any Weapon 48 124 12 10 394 12 100 0
2008 Any Weapon 43 216 3 1 1090 3 67
2008 Any Weapon 44 629 25 4 2766 25 100
2008 Any Weapon 48 612 4 1 3305 4 100
2007 Any Weapon 43 90 0 0 275
2007 Any Weapon 44 81 15 19 274 15 100 0
2007 Any Weapon 48 74 4 5 235 4 100 0
2006 Any Weapon 43 64 1 2 1 100 0
2006 Any Weapon 44 89 15 17 11 3 100 0
2006 Any Weapon 48 60 6 10 5 100 0
2005 Any Weapon 43 125 7 6 421 5 2 100 0
2005 Any Weapon 44 116 18 16 301 16 2 43 0
2005 Any Weapon 48 126 22 18 345 20 2 100 0
2004 Any Weapon 43 169 4 2 653 4 0 50 0
2004 Any Weapon 44 142 26 18 494 25 1 96 4
2004 Any Weapon 48 137 10 7 544 10 0 70 0
2003 Any Weapon 43 168 6 4 559 6 0 83 0
2003 Any Weapon 44 123 6 5 391 6 0 67 0
2003 Any Weapon 48 119 3 3 447 3 0 67 33
2002 Any Weapon 43 152 7 5 526 6 1 100 0
2002 Any Weapon 44 117 5 4 347 5 0 100 0
2002 Any Weapon 48 131 16 12 407 16 0 100 0
2001 Any Weapon 43 123 10 8 313 6 4 83 0
2001 Any Weapon 44 80 10 12 154 5 5 100 0
2001 Any Weapon 48 105 12 11 260 11 1 89 0
2000 Any Weapon 43 8 6 2 30 22
2000 Any Weapon 44 6 5 1 71 0
2000 Any Weapon 48 22 20 2 51 21
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 2014
  • Jr./Sr./DAV Elk Tag $16.50 2014

NonResident Tags, Permits, and Fees

  • Junior Mentored Elk Tag $39.75 2014
  • Adult Elk Tag $416.75 2014

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 69.13 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 69.13%
Graph illustrating 20.98 percent Private 20.98%
Graph illustrating 7.16 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 7.16%
Graph illustrating 2.17 percent State of Idaho 2.17%
Graph illustrating 0.45 percent U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) 0.45%
Graph illustrating 0.11 percent Other 0.11%

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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

Federally-designated Wilderness Areas

No motorized vehicles are allowed in these areas.

Land Use/Land Cover

Graph illustrating 49.29% Rangeland 49.29 %
Graph illustrating 41.01% Forest 41.01 %
Graph illustrating 5.55% Dryland Agriculture 5.55 %
Graph illustrating 1.39% Irrigated-Gravity Flow 1.39 %
Graph illustrating 1.33% Riparian 1.33 %
Graph illustrating 1% Irrigated-Sprinkler 1 %
Graph illustrating 0.42% Water 0.42 %
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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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