Elk General A Tag Season

Unit 56

11/1/2014 - 11/14/2014

Species
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.
Muzzleloader
Muzzleloader ONLY.

Restrictions
  • CAUTION - Archers and Muzzleloaders: "Any weapon" elk hunts will be open during the archery or muzzleloader season in all or parts of this hunt. Please use appropriate caution.
  • 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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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 56

Statistics

General Season Harvest Statistics

Year Weapon Unit Hunters* Harvest Success% Days Antlered Antlerless %Spike %6+Pts
2015 Muzzleloader 56 77 9 12 248 9
2014 Muzzleloader 56 71 3 4 224 3
2013 Muzzleloader 56 268 20 7 1043 20
2012 Muzzleloader 56 171 17 10 646 17
2011 Muzzleloader 56 126 14 11 507 14
2010 Muzzleloader 56 128 19 15 516 19 0 0
2009 Muzzleloader 56 107 15 14 554 15 0 0
2008 Muzzleloader 56 54 6 11 246 0 6
2007 Muzzleloader 56 44 3 7 164 1 2
2006 Muzzleloader 56 24 3 13 3 0 0
2005 Muzzleloader 56 32 2 6 113 2 0 0
2004 Muzzleloader 56 36 19 53 167 0 19 0 0
2003 Muzzleloader 56 33 3 9 133 1 2 0 0
2002 Muzzleloader 56 30 2 7 79 0 2 0 0
2001 Muzzleloader 56 18 1 6 33 0 1 0 0
2000 Muzzleloader 56 1 0 1 67 22
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 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 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 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

Services

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