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Elk - Hunting Information

Thursday, April 24, 2014 

Basics

Elk hunting is managed in 29 elk zones with a 2-tag system in most zones - A tag & B tag. In general, 'A tags' provide more opportunity for muzzleloader and archery hunters and B tags provide more opportunity for center fire rifle hunters. Hunters may select one zone and choose either an A tag or a B tag.

 
Resources
Hunt Planner - plan your hunting adventure here!
HUNT PLANNER
The Idaho Hunt Planner is an interactive search and mapping engine for hunting opportunities in Idaho.  Tools include map center, trip planner, searchable drawing odds and harvest data, even photos of Idaho’s backcountry.
 
WMA location
WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS

Thirty-two Wildlife Management Areas protect wildlife habitat and are available for hunting, fishing and other public enjoyment of wildlife. Each area is dedicated to primary purposes such as big game, waterfowl and upland game.

 
Access Yes!
ACCESS YES!
This Fish and Game program provides hunting and fishing access to private land or through private land to public land.  View the list of properties enrolled in the Access Yes! program and what they provide.
 
SuperHunt - your chance for the hunt of a lifetime!
SUPERHUNT
Idaho Super Hunt tags allow hunters to participate in any open hunt in the state for deer, elk, pronghorn and/or moose. To win a tag hunters need to purchase entries for the Super Hunt drawings. These drawings raise money for the Access Yes! program.

 

Videos

Backcountry elk hunting video

Elk Hunting in Idaho's Back Country

Seventy percent of Idaho is public land, and elk are found in every type of terrain.  A back country elk hunt in Idaho’s national forests is a dream for many a hunter. Pulled from Fish and Game’s video archives is one such adventure.

 

Questions & Answers 
Friday Apr. 18, 2014
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Q: Planning a hunt that includes two elk zones [can I hunt in both zones?]?
Thursday Apr. 17, 2014
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Q: Deadline [to apply for controlled hunts]?
Tuesday Apr. 8, 2014
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Q: Lost sportsman license [what has to be replaced and where can I do it?]?
Tuesday Apr. 8, 2014
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Q: After all the talk, I don't see any info about hunting 2 elk zones. Is this not going to happen?
Wednesday Apr. 2, 2014
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Q: Controlled hunt application clarification [can I apply for deer and elk and pronghorn the same calendar year?]?

 

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Last Updated: March 26, 2014 
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