Elk General A Tag Season

Hunt Area 55*

8/30/2014 - 9/30/2014

Species
Elk (Cervus canadensis)
Either-sex Elk
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/
  • CAUTION - Archers: "Any weapon" antlerless elk hunts or muzzleloader controlled hunts will be open, on or within 1 mile of private fields on which cultivated crops are currently growing, in all or parts of this zone.
  • New Hunt

Motorized Hunting Rule Applies in Unit 56.

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Hunt Area

Hunt Area 55*
All of Units 55, 56 and 57. Area Size: 1,455,300 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 55 56 57

Statistics

General Season Harvest Statistics

Year Weapon Unit Hunters* Harvest Success% Days Antlered Antlerless %Spike %6+Pts
2015 Archery 55 106 10 10 593 10 14 71
2015 Archery 56 157 13 8 975 12 1 0 63
2015 Archery 57 70 9 12 483 9 17 67
2014 Archery 55 117 18 15 666 15 3 17 67
2014 Archery 56 193 30 16 1159 25 5 10 90
2014 Archery 57 72 5 7 428 5 0 50
2013 Archery 55 0 0
2013 Archery 56 276 22 8 2067 16 6 23 58
2013 Archery 57 0 0
2012 Archery 56 231 18 8 1613 17 1 6 70
2011 Archery 55
2011 Archery 56 147 9 6 1061 9 22 78
2011 Archery 57
2010 Archery 55 0 0 0 0
2010 Archery 56 144 22 15 1003 17 5 39 29
2010 Archery 57 0 0 0 0
2009 Archery 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 Archery 56 68 5 7 589 4 1 25 25
2009 Archery 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 Archery 55
2008 Archery 56 91 8 9 604 6 2 17 67
2008 Archery 57
2007 Archery 55 0 0
2007 Archery 56 67 17 26 450 17 50 6
2007 Archery 57 0 0
2006 Archery 55 0 0
2006 Archery 56 46 4 9 4 0 75
2006 Archery 57 0 0
2005 Archery 55
2005 Archery 56 25 1 4 194 1 0 0 100
2005 Archery 57
2004 Archery 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 Archery 56 35 4 11 281 4 0 0 75
2004 Archery 57 2 0 0 11 0 0 0 0
2003 Archery 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 Archery 56 21 0 0 185 0 0 0 0
2003 Archery 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 Archery 56 27 0 0 199 0 0 0 0
2001 Archery 56 19 2 11 125 2 0 0 100
2000 Archery 55 0 0 0 0 0
2000 Archery 56 2 1 1 67 22
2000 Archery 57 0 0 0 0 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 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 46.35 percent Private 46.35%
Graph illustrating 28.76 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 28.76%
Graph illustrating 15.35 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 15.35%
Graph illustrating 4.3 percent U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) 4.3%
Graph illustrating 2.75 percent State of Idaho 2.75%
Graph illustrating 1.92 percent U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 1.92%
Graph illustrating 0.56 percent U.S. National Park Service (NPS) 0.56%
Graph illustrating 0.01 percent U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) 0.01%

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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.

There are no wilderness areas in this hunt.

Land Use/Land Cover

Graph illustrating 47.19% Rangeland 47.19 %
Graph illustrating 19.18% Dryland Agriculture 19.18 %
Graph illustrating 18.65% Forest 18.65 %
Graph illustrating 8.22% Irrigated-Sprinkler 8.22 %
Graph illustrating 6% Irrigated-Gravity Flow 6 %
Graph illustrating 0.75% Urban 0.75 %
Graph illustrating 0% Riparian 0 %
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1990 Land Use/Land Cover based on Anderson et al scheme via Idaho Department of Water Resources

Services

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