Sandhill Crane General Any Weapon Season

Portion of Jefferson County
Unlimited Tags

9/16/2018 - 9/30/2018

Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis)
Either-sex Sandhill Crane
Either sex may be taken.
Shotgun or Archery
No person shall take upland game birds:
  • Except wild turkey, from one-half (1/2) hour after sunset to one-half (1/2) hour before sunrise. Wild turkey shall not be taken between sunset and one-half (1/2) hour before sunrise.
  • With a trap, snare, net, crossbow, or firearms EXCEPT a shotgun using shells not exceeding three and one-half (3-1/2) inches maximum length, slingshot, hand-held or thrown missiles, EXCEPT forest grouse. Forest grouse shall not be taken with a trap, snare, net, or crossbow. Crossbow may be used to take forest grouse by a person who possesses a Disabled Persons Archery Hunting Permit or a Special Weapon Reasonable Modification Hunting Permit authorizing use of a crossbow or by a person hunting in an area where crossbow is a lawful method of take for big game.
  • From any watercraft.
  • By the use or aid of any electronic call.
  • By the aid of baiting. Bait is defined as any substance placed to attract upland game birds.
  • When hunting on Wildlife Management Areas where pheasants are stocked without wearing at least thirty-six (36) square inches of visible hunter orange above the waist.

In addition to the methods listed above, wild turkey may not be taken:
  • With lead shot exceeding BB size.
  • With steel shot exceeding T size.
  • By the use of dogs, except during fall hunts.


24 tags available. Daily limit is 2 for all hunts. The season limit is 2.

  • Sandhill Crane Tag - REQUIRED
  • Migratory Bird (HIP) Permit - REQUIRED WITH FIRST TAG ONLY
  • Federal Migratory Bird (Duck) Stamp - NOT REQUIRED
  • Shotgun capable of carrying no more than 3 shells - REQUIRED
  • Nontoxic Shot - NOT REQUIRED
  • Shot Size: No person shall take sandhill crane while in possession of shot larger than two tenths (0.2 inches) in diameter (size T).
Tags will be available for purchase at 10am MDT on August 1, first-come, first-served.

Portion of Jefferson County
Includes all of Jefferson County except that portion beginning at the 1400 E/1750 N intersection, then west following the Mud Lake WMA boundary to the 1100 E/WMA Sparks Canal Road, then north and east following the Sparks Canal Road to the WMA North Bluff Road intersection, then east following the North Bluff Road to the WMA Lower Lake Road, then drawing a straight line south to the beginning point of 1750 N/1400 E intersection. Area Size: 705,533 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 59A 60A 63 63A 64 67

Resident Tags and Permits

  • Federal Migratory Game Bird Harvest Information Program (HIP) Validation (dove, duck, goose, coot, sandhill crane, and common snipe)
  • Handicapped Motor Vehicle Permit*

NonResident Tags and Permits

  • Federal Migratory Game Bird Harvest Information Program (HIP) Validation (dove, duck, goose, coot, sandhill crane, and common snipe)
  • Handicapped Motor Vehicle Permit*

A valid hunting license is required for all hunting and trapping activities.
* Indicates this item is optional.

Where to purchase

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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 48.4 percent Private 341,458 acres   48.4%
Graph illustrating 27.47 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 193,808 acres   27.5%
Graph illustrating 19.32 percent U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 136,321 acres   19.3%
Graph illustrating 2.2 percent State of Idaho 15,513 acres   2.2%
Graph illustrating 1.76 percent State of Idaho 12,407 acres   1.8%
Graph illustrating 0.56 percent Other 3,923 acres   0.6%
Graph illustrating 0.3 percent U.S. National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) 2,104 acres   0.3%

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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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Federally-designated Wilderness Areas

No motorized vehicles are allowed in these areas.

There are no wilderness areas in this hunt.