Chronic Wasting Disease Surveillance Hunts

CWD Surveillance hunts were developed to collect additional CWD samples

The Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Surveillance hunts are designed to help Idaho Fish and Game gather enough samples to determine how many animals may be infected and in what areas. These findings will guide future decisions for managing CWD in the surveillance area.

Public land tags went on sale Tuesday, December 7 at 10 a.m. and private land tags went on sale December 8 at 10 am. The hunts began on the day of sale. The hunt may close early or be extended to meet CWD surveillance sample targets. Hunters will be notified 48 hours prior to the hunt closure (email or phone call if email is not available).

 

Hunt Requirements and Information

Hunters agree to abide by the requirements set by Fish and Game to participate in this hunt prior to purchasing a tag. Requirements include sampling guidelines, meat safety information and location finding instructions.

Surveillance Hunt Requirements and Information

 

Season and Surveillance Status

2021 CWD Surveillance Hunts - Antlered

Last updated: 12/21/2021 10:00 am MST
Hunt No. Hunt Area Species Sample Target Status*
1951 11A-1 Antlered White-tailed Deer - Private Land Only 0 of 21 CLOSED
1901 13-1 Antlered Mule Deer 0 of 15 CLOSED
1952 13-1 Mule Deer - Private Land Only CLOSED
1902 13-1 Antlered White-tailed Deer 11 of 18 CLOSED
1953 13-1 Antlered White-tailed Deer - Private Land Only CLOSED
1903 14 Antlered Mule Deer 17 of 39 CLOSED
1954 14 Mule Deer - Private Land Only CLOSED
1904 14 Antlered White-tailed Deer 10 of 6 CLOSED
as of 12/12/21*
1955 14 Antlered White-tailed Deer - Private Land Only CLOSED
as of 12/12/21*
1905 18-1 Antlered Mule Deer 10 of 18 CLOSED
1956 18-1 Mule Deer - Private Land Only CLOSED
1906 18-1 Antlered White-tailed Deer 3 of 4 CLOSED
1957 18-1 Antlered White-tailed Deer - Private Land Only CLOSED
1907 23-1 Antlered Mule Deer 5 of 6 CLOSED
1958 23-1 Mule Deer - Private Land Only CLOSED
1908 23-1 Antlered White-tailed Deer 15 of 24 CLOSED
1959 23-1 Antlered White-tailed Deer - Private Land Only CLOSED

2021 CWD Surveillance Hunts - Antlerless

Last updated: 12/21/2021 10:00 am MST
Hunt No. Hunt Area Species Sample Target Status*
1960 11A-1 Antlerless White-tailed Deer - Private Land Only 0 of 43 CLOSED
1909 13-1 Antlerless Mule Deer 0 of 32 CLOSED
1961 13-1 Antlerless Mule Deer - Private Land Only CLOSED
1910 13-1 Antlerless White-tailed Deer 7 of 33 CLOSED
1962 13-1 Antlerless White-tailed Deer - Private Land Only CLOSED
1911 14 Antlerless Mule Deer 64 of 127 CLOSED
1963 14 Antlerless Mule Deer - Private Land Only CLOSED
1912 14 Antlerless White-tailed Deer 20 of 117 CLOSED
1964 14 Antlerless White-tailed Deer - Private Land Only CLOSED
1913 15 Antlerless White-tailed Deer - Archery Only 29 of 69 CLOSED
1914 18-1 Antlerless Mule Deer 11 of 46 CLOSED
1965 18-1 Antlerless Mule Deer - Private Land Only CLOSED
1915 18-1 Antlerless White-tailed Deer 5 of 42 CLOSED
1966 18-1 Antlerless White-tailed Deer - Private Land Only CLOSED
1916 23-1 Antlerless Mule Deer 5 of 64 CLOSED
1968 23-1 Antlerless Mule Deer - Private Land Only CLOSED
1917 23-1 Antlerless White-tailed Deer 30 of 51 CLOSED
1967 23-1 Antlerless White-tailed Deer - Private Land Only CLOSED

 

 

 

How to a Purchase Tag

  • Open to Idaho residents only
  • Tags went on sale:
    • Public land hunts beginning December 7, 2021, at 10 a.m. MST [Sold Out, or call for Unit 15]
    • Private land hunts beginning December 8, 2021, at 10 a.m. MST
  • Tags are first-come, first-served
  • Tags must be purchased at Idaho Fish and Game regional offices or the MK Nature Center in Boise only.
  • Cost: $10

 

CWD Surveillance Hunt Private Landowner Information

 

 

 

 

 

CWD Surveillance Hunts - Public Land

Public Land Only - Antlered Only Deer

Dates: December 7 — December 19*
Hunt No. Hunt Area #Tags Notes
1901 13-1 [PDF] 5 Mule Deer ONLY, Public land ONLY
1902 13-1 [PDF] 5 White-tailed Deer ONLY, Public land ONLY
1903 14 [PDF] 30 Mule Deer ONLY, Public land ONLY
1904 14 [PDF] 3 White-tailed Deer ONLY, Public land ONLY
1905 18-1 [PDF] 7 Mule Deer ONLY, Public land ONLY
1906 18-1 [PDF] 2 White-tailed Deer ONLY, Public land ONLY
1907 23-1 [PDF] 5 Mule Deer ONLY, Public land ONLY
1908 23-1 [PDF] 26 White-tailed Deer ONLY, Public land ONLY
* Seasons may close early, or be extended, to meet sample targets.

Public Land Only - Antlerless Only Deer

Dates: December 7 — December 19*
Hunt No. Hunt Area #Tags Notes
1909 13-1 [PDF] 15 Mule Deer ONLY, Public land ONLY
1910 13-1 [PDF] 15 White-tailed Deer ONLY, Public land ONLY
1911 14 [PDF] 130 Mule Deer ONLY, Public land ONLY
1912 14 [PDF] 80 White-tailed Deer ONLY, Public land ONLY
1914 18-1 [PDF] 25 Mule Deer ONLY, Public land ONLY
1915 18-1 [PDF] 25 White-tailed Deer ONLY, Public land ONLY
1916 23-1 [PDF] 90 Mule Deer ONLY, Public land ONLY
1917 23-1 [PDF] 75 White-tailed Deer ONLY, Public land ONLY
* Seasons may close early, or be extended, to meet sample targets.

Public Land Only - Antlerless Only Deer

Dates: December 7 — December 20*

This hunt end date overlaps with a previously set hunt.

Hunt No. Hunt Area #Tags Notes
1913 15 [PDF] 140 Archery ONLY, White-tailed Deer ONLY, Public land ONLY
* Seasons may close early, or be extended, to meet sample targets.

 

 

Public Land Hunt Area Descriptions

  • Hunt Area 13-1 – That portion of Unit 13 east and south of Rice Creek which drains into the Salmon River, including Rice Creek and its tributaries
  • Hunt Area 14 – All of Unit 14
  • Hunt Area 15 – All of Unit 15
  • Hunt Area 18-1 – That portion of Unit 18 which drains into the Salmon River
  • Hunt Area 23-1 – That portion of Unit 23 east of U.S. 95 which drains into the Little Salmon River downstream of and including the Hazard Creek Drainage, and that portion of Unit 23 which drains into the main Salmon River.

 

 

 

 

CWD Surveillance Hunts - Private Land

Private land hunts are limited to residents with permission from private landowners to hunt on their land within the hunt area. These hunts are limited to private land only.

 

Private Land Only - Antlered Only Deer

Dates: December 8 — December 19*
Hunt No. Hunt Area #Tags Notes
1951 11A-1 [PDF] 43 White-tailed Deer ONLY, Private land ONLY
1952 13-1 [PDF] 18 Mule Deer ONLY, Private land ONLY
1953 13-1 [PDF] 22 White-tailed Deer ONLY, Private land ONLY
1954 14 [PDF] 30 Mule Deer ONLY, Private land ONLY
1955 14 [PDF] 6 White-tailed Deer ONLY, Private land ONLY
1956 18-1 [PDF] 20 Mule Deer ONLY, Private land ONLY
1957 18-1 [PDF] 4 White-tailed Deer ONLY, Private land ONLY
1958 23-1 [PDF] 5 Mule Deer ONLY, Private land ONLY
1959 23-1 [PDF] 11 White-tailed Deer ONLY, Private land ONLY
* Seasons may close early, or be extended, to meet sample targets.

 

Private Land Only - Antlerless Only Deer

Dates: December 8 — December 19*
Hunt No. Hunt Area #Tags Notes
1960 11A-1 [PDF] 85 White-tailed Deer ONLY, Private land ONLY
1961 13-1 [PDF] 50 Mule Deer ONLY, Private land ONLY
1962 13-1 [PDF] 55 White-tailed Deer ONLY, Private land ONLY
1963 14 [PDF] 130 Mule Deer ONLY, Private land ONLY
1964 14 [PDF] 160 White-tailed Deer ONLY, Private land ONLY
1965 18-1 [PDF] 70 Mule Deer ONLY, Private land ONLY
1966 18-1 [PDF] 65 White-tailed Deer ONLY, Private land ONLY
1967 23-1 [PDF] 40 Mule Deer ONLY, Private land ONLY
1968 23-1 [PDF] 35 White-tailed Deer ONLY, Private land ONLY
* Seasons may close early, or be extended, to meet sample targets.

 

Private Land Only Hunt Area Descriptions

  • Hunt Area 11A-1 – Private land only in that portion of Unit 11A south of Cottonwood Creek
  • Hunt Area 13-1 – Private land only in that portion of Unit 13 east and south of Rice reek which drains into the Salmon River, including Rice Creek and its tributaries
  • Hunt Area 14 – Private land only within Unit 14
  • Hunt Area 18-1 – Private land only in that portion of Unit 18 which drains into the Salmon River
  • Hunt Area 23-1 – Private land only in that portion of Unit 23 east of U.S. 95 which drains into the Little Salmon River downstream of and including the Hazard Creek Drainage, and that portion of Unit 23 which drains into the main Salmon River.

 

 

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CWD Surveillance Hunt Area Overview 

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