Southwest

2015 Unit 40

When my son graduated and joined the Air Force my husband was left without a hunting partner. I decided I would give it a shot and my first year putting in I drew a Unit 40 late buck hunt! We had the best time scouting and hunting together...between the two we had almost 60 hours on the horses and covered some of the most beautiful country Idaho has to offer. We're already talking about what to put in for next year. I can't believe I've been missing out on this all these years!

Dedicated Fishing Access Builders

Idaho Fish and Game staff are putting the finishing touches on improvements at Beaver Dick Park in eastern Idaho. Enhancements include replacement of the boat ramp, a new vault toilet, new docks and ADA improvements.

Our Engineering and construction crews work in all weather conditions to make sure access improvements are done as efficiently as possible. This service not only benefits anglers - but other outdoor recreationists, as well. If you enjoy recreating on lakes and rivers in Idaho and don't buy a hunting or fishing license - thank sportsmen and women across the state for giving you these facilities.

Bennett Mountain Hunt

I was lucky enough to draw a bull elk tag for controlled hunt area 45-1, which includes all of units 45 & 52. The area I hunted the first and second day of the season, which was Oct 1 & 2, had burned in July. I did see some cows and a 6x6 about a half mile away, but once someone else fired the first shot of the season, the bull disappeared.

The Work Begins

The last day we had an opportunity to hunt, just after a nice big rain, we were able to harvest a couple of two pointers that happened to be hanging out on the edge of some aspens. It had been some rough hunting due to the elevated temperatures for the time of year but the rain from the night before really cooled things down and the animals were moving about. We were successful about 9:15 AM. It took us until 1:45 PM to get both deer up to the dirt road so we could load them on to the four wheelers and head back to the truck.