Elk Controlled Hunt Muzzleloader Season

Controlled Hunt 2165 - Hunt Area 66*

10/1/2014 - 10/9/2014

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

Hunt Area 66*
All of Units 66 and 69. Area Size: 1,149,589 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 66 69

Statistics

Controlled Hunt Harvest Statistics

Year Hunt# Area Hunters* Harvest Success% Days Antlered Antlerless %Spike %6+Pts
2014 2165 66* 46 18 39 192 14 4 18.2 36.4
2013 2168 66* 47 7 15 226 7 29 57
2012 2155 66* 46 12 27 251 10 2 22.4 48.5
2011 2155 66* 48 9 19 242 8 1 25 25
2010 2140 66* 47 10 21 261 6 4 16.7 66.7
2009 2135 66* 50 6 12 312 4 2 25 50
2008 2137 66* 44 10 23 243 8 2 12 50
2007 2137 66* 45 7 16 241 5 2 0 60
Source: Mandatory Harvest Reports and Check Station Records
* In 2000 hunter information not collected.

Drawing Odds for 1st & 2nd Choice Applicants (controlled hunts only)

Hunt Information 1st Choice 2nd Choice Total
Year Hunt# Area Draw* Applicants Permits Awarded Success% Applicants Permits Awarded Success% Total Awarded Permit Quota
2014 2165 66* 1 110 50 45 33 0 0 50 50
2014 2165 66* 2 14 1 7 0 0 1 1
2013 2168 66* 1 141 50 35 44 0 0 50 50
2013 2168 66* 2 21 2 10 6 0 0 2 2
2012 2155 66* 1 120 50 42 39 0 0 50 50
2012 2155 66* 2 30 4 13 4 0 0 4 4
2011 2155 66* 1 148 50 34 36 0 0 50 50
2010 2140 66* 1 134 50 37 40 0 0 50 50
2010 2140 66* 2 38 2 5 3 0 0 2 2
2009 2135 66* 1 120 50 42 47 0 0 50 50
2009 2135 66* 2 18 1 6 0 0 0 1 1
2008 2137 66* 1 149 50 34 46 0 0 50 50
2008 2137 66* 2 23 2 9 12 0 0 2 2
2007 2137 66* 1 140 50 36 43 0 0 50 50
2007 2137 66* 2 42 8 19 7 0 0 8 8
Source: IDFG Drawing Odds Database
* Beginning in 2004, a second drawing was held for unclaimed tags.

Drawing Odds for Resident & NonResident Applicants (controlled hunts only)

Hunt Information Resident NonResident Total
Year Hunt# Area Draw* 1st Choice Applicants Permits Awarded 1st Choice Success% 1st Choice Applicants Permits Awarded 1st Choice Success% Total Awarded Permit Quota
2014 2165 66* 1 94 45 48 16 5 31 50 50
2014 2165 66* 2 13 1 8 1 0 0 1 1
2013 2168 66* 1 125 45 36 16 5 31 50 50
2013 2168 66* 2 21 2 10 0 0 2 2
2012 2155 66* 1 108 45 42 12 5 42 50 50
2012 2155 66* 2 29 4 14 1 0 0 4 4
2011 2155 66* 1 133 45 34 15 5 33 50 50
2010 2140 66* 1 117 45 38 17 5 29 50 50
2010 2140 66* 2 36 1 3 2 1 50 2 2
2009 2135 66* 1 105 45 43 15 5 33 50 50
2009 2135 66* 2 14 1 7 4 0 0 1 1
2008 2137 66* 1 126 46 37 23 4 17 50 50
2008 2137 66* 2 19 1 5 4 1 25 2 2
2007 2137 66* 1 105 45 43 35 5 14 50 50
2007 2137 66* 2 30 5 17 12 3 25 8 8
Source: IDFG Drawing Odds Database
* Beginning in 2004, a second drawing was held for unclaimed tags.

Tags, Permits & Fees

Resident Tags, Permits, and Fees

  • Adult Elk Tag $30.75 2014
  • Jr./Sr./DAV Elk Tag $16.50 2014
  • Muzzleloader Permit $18.25 2014
  • Controlled Hunt Application Fee $6.25 2014

NonResident Tags, Permits, and Fees

  • Junior Mentored Elk Tag $39.75 2014
  • Adult Elk Tag $416.75 2014
  • Muzzleloader Permit $20.00 2014
  • Controlled Hunt Application Fee $14.75 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 48.78 percent Private 48.78%
Graph illustrating 17.83 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 17.83%
Graph illustrating 12.38 percent State of Idaho 12.38%
Graph illustrating 11.92 percent Indian Reservation 11.92%
Graph illustrating 5.19 percent U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) 5.19%
Graph illustrating 3.21 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 3.21%
Graph illustrating 0.53 percent U.S. Corps of Engineers (COE) 0.53%
Graph illustrating 0.15 percent Other 0.15%
Graph illustrating 0 percent U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 0%

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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

Check for road and area closures on National Forest websites

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 35.9% Rangeland 35.9 %
Graph illustrating 27.25% Dryland Agriculture 27.25 %
Graph illustrating 25.69% Forest 25.69 %
Graph illustrating 5.78% Irrigated-Gravity Flow 5.78 %
Graph illustrating 3.61% Irrigated-Sprinkler 3.61 %
Graph illustrating 0.72% Water 0.72 %
Graph illustrating 0.64% Riparian 0.64 %
Graph illustrating 0.41% Urban 0.41 %

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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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