Southwest

2014 Hunt Harvest and Drawing Odds

Deer

Hunt Number Hunt Area Permits Available 1st Choice Applications 1st Choice Success Percent Drawing Permits Issued Number Hunters Moose Harvested Harvest Success
1001 1* 60 595 60 10.1 63 62 31 50
1002 11 74 627 74 11.8 75 75 57 76
1003 11 35 477 35 7.3 35 34 25 75
1004 11A 63 419 63 15 62 61 45 74
1005 13 200 246 185 75.2 201 196 124 63
1006 14 180 429 180 42 183 174 115 66
1007 18 120 499 120 24 120 115 79 68
1008 19A 10 115 10 8.7 10 9 9 100
1009 20A Unlimited 35 35 100 91 77 51 66
1010 21

6 Point Elk Bull

On opening morning for the rifle hunts (Elk); from camp, we followed a game trail out a ways to a clear elevated position (southwest of Sage Hen Reservoir looking out towards Ola). While scouting the area, from a distance I noticed what I thought to be just branches moving. But a good second look through my scope made me realize it was a big rack of a Bull Elk that started bugling as soon as he cleared the brush. Once fully in my field of view, from about 300yrds I sent three shots of 30-06 hitting him hard twice.

Catfishing in April on the Snake River

James R. writes: Fishing in the Snake River and look over and see my pole going crazy.  I jerked-up and the catfish gave me a heck of a battle.

 

Dp - April and May is prime-time for catfish fishing in the Snake River in the Weiser/Brownlee area.  Use worms or cut bait and fish on the river bottom.  Who knows how big the fish may be on the end of the line. 

Youth Turkey Hunt

This was on a youth pheasant hunt put on by two hunter education instructors. I was fortunate enough to teach this youth hunter as well as take him on his first hunt. This is an experience that anyone involved will never forget.