Elk General A Tag Season

Unit 53

8/1/2012 - 12/31/2012

Species
Elk (Cervus canadensis)
Either-sex Elk
Either sex may be taken.
Short-Range
Archery, Muzzleloader, or Shotgun ONLY.

Restrictions
  • Motorized Hunting Rule (MHR): Motorized vehicle use by all big game hunters is restricted to established roadways legally open to travel by full-sized automobiles. The motorized hunting rule applies only to big game animals, including moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goats, in designated units from August 30 through December 31. Learn more about the Motorized hunting Rule at idfg.idaho.gov/hunt/access/motorized-vehicles

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Hunt Area

Unit 53
All of Unit 53. Area Size: 2,352,850 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 53

Statistics

No historical hunts resemble this hunt or harvest statistics are not currently available for this opportunity.

Tags, Permits & Fees

Resident Tags, Permits, and Fees

  • Adult Elk Tag $30.75 2012
  • Jr./Sr./DAV Elk Tag $16.50 2012

NonResident Tags, Permits, and Fees

  • Junior Mentored Elk Tag $39.75 2012
  • Adult Elk Tag $416.75 2012

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 32.05 percent Private 32.05%
Graph illustrating 14.33 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 14.33%
Graph illustrating 1.64 percent State of Idaho 1.64%
Graph illustrating 1.37 percent U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) 1.37%
Graph illustrating 0.5 percent Other 0.5%
Graph illustrating 0.11 percent U.S. National Wildlife Refuge 0.11%
Graph illustrating 0.01 percent U.S. National Park Service (NPS) 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.

No properties are currently available in this hunt area.
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Forest Service Land

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No National Forest lands overlap this hunt area.

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 18.93% Rangeland 18.93 %
Graph illustrating 17.04% Irrigated-Gravity Flow 17.04 %
Graph illustrating 11.68% Irrigated-Sprinkler 11.68 %
Graph illustrating 0.89% Riparian 0.89 %
Graph illustrating 0.63% Urban 0.63 %
Graph illustrating 0.43% Water 0.43 %
Graph illustrating 0.35% Dryland Agriculture 0.35 %
Graph illustrating 0.05% Forest 0.05 %
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1990 Land Use/Land Cover based on Anderson et al scheme via Idaho Department of Water Resources

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