Hunting is only allowed outside National Forest boundaries within one mile of private fields on which cultivated crops are currently growing in the Palouse Zone (Game Management Units 8, 8A and 11A). The National Forest Boundary is a legislatively set boundary -- it is not necessarily the boundary of Forest Service property. State, private and other lands within the National Forest Boundary are not open to hunting during this season. (Please refer to a U.S. Forest Service travel plan map for the location of this boundary.) "Private fields on which cultivated crops are currently growing" is defined as: fields on which soil has been used or broken up for the raising of crops, and artificially irrigated pasture. "Currently" means during the current or most recent growing season. Land enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) or other set-aside farm programs are specifically excluded. ATTENTION: The map displayed on this website only depicts outside of the Forest Service boundary, it is the hunter's responsibility to determine if they are within one mile of cultivated crops..8 8A 11A
Recent Hunts in this Area
|2018||Elk A Tag - Palouse Zone||8/1/2018||9/15/18||Any Weapon||Elk||Palouse Zone*|
|2017||Elk A Tag - Palouse Zone||8/1/2017||9/15/17||Any Weapon||Elk||Palouse Zone*|
|2016||Elk Controlled Hunt 2260||1/1/2017||1/31/17||Any Weapon||Elk||Area 8-1X|
|2016||Elk A Tag - Palouse Zone||8/1/2016||9/15/16||Any Weapon||Elk||Palouse Zone*|
|2015||Elk Controlled Hunt 2250||1/1/2016||1/31/16||Any Weapon||Elk||Area 8-1X|
|2015||Elk A Tag - Palouse Zone||8/1/2015||9/15/15||Any Weapon||Elk||Palouse Zone*|
For government land, these data show the managing agency of the land, which may or not be the same as the owning agency.
|Indian Reservation / Bureau of Indian Affairs 5.74%|
|State of Idaho 5.02%|
|U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 4.55%|
|U.S. Corps of Engineers (COE) 0.22%|
|U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 0.18%|
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.
Forest Service Land
Check for road and area closures on National Forest websites
No National Forest lands fall within .
Federally-designated Wilderness Areas
No motorized vehicles are allowed in these areas.
There are no wilderness areas in .
Land Use/Land Cover
|Dryland Agriculture 83.07 %|
|Forest 15.42 %|
|Water 0.6 %|
|Urban 0.27 %|
|Rangeland 0 %|
Towns in this Hunt Area
- Lewiston, US 95 US 12
- Moscow, US 95
- Grangeville, US 95
- Orofino, US 12
- Kamiah, US 12
- Cottonwood, US 95
- Craigmont / Winchester, US 95
- Troy, Idaho 8
- Potlatch, Idaho 6 US 95
- Kooskia, US 12 Idaho 13
- Deary, Idaho 8
- Elk River, Idaho 8