Rocky Mtn Sheep Controlled Hunt Ram Season

Hunt Area 20A
Rocky Mountain Bighorn Controlled Hunt 5005 3 Tags

8/30/2020 - 10/13/2020

Species
California Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis californiana)
Rams Only Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep
Only bighorn sheep rams may be taken. Any hunter taking a bighorn ram must leave that portion of the skull plate containing the upper one-half of the eye socket naturally attached to both the horns until after the horns have been pinned by IDFG.
Any Weapon
Rifle, Archery, Muzzleloader, Shotgun, or Handgun.

Restrictions
  • Limited access

This wilderness hunt area encompasses extreme terrain with limited access, but provides good hunting opportunity, but lower harvest success rates are expected.

Hunt Area 20A
Those portions of Unit 20A upstream from and including the Butts Creek drainage to the Middle Fork of the Salmon River, and within the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. Area Size: 68,834 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 20A

Controlled Hunt Harvest Statistics

Year Hunt# Area Hunters Harvest Success% Days Rams Ewes Avg. Horn Length (in.) Avg. Horn Circum. (in.)
2018 5005 20A 2 2 100 2 36 14.6875
2017 5005 20A 2 1 20 29.25 14.5
2016 5005 20A 2 2 100 2 33.5 14.12
2015 5005 20A 2 2 2 33.94 14.5
2014 5004 20A 2 2 100 2 31.04 14.17
2013 5004 20A 2 0 0
2012 5004 20A 2 0 0
2011 5004 20A 2 2 100 2 31.94 14.19
2010 5004 20A 2 1 50 34.75 15.25
2009 5004 20A 2 1 50 31 14.12
2008 5005 20A 2 0 0
2007 5005 20A 2 2 100 31.88 14.22
2006 5005 20A 2 0 0
2005 5005 20A 2 0 0
2004 5005 20A 2 0 0
2003 5005 20A 2 1 50 33.25 13.5
2002 5005 20A 6 1 17 33 13.75
2001 5005 20A 6 1 17 31 14
2000 5004 20A 6 4 67 33.41 14.69
Source: Harvest Statistics Database compiled from Mandatory Harvest Reports and Check Station Records
* In 2000 hunter information not collected.

Drawing Odds for 1st & 2nd Choice Applicants (controlled hunts only)

Hunt Information 1st Choice 2nd Choice Total
Year Hunt# Area Draw* Applicants Permits Awarded Success% Applicants Permits Awarded Success% Total Awarded Permit Quota
2019 5005 20A 1 81 3 4 16 0 0 3 3
2018 5005 20A 1 54 2 4 5 0 0 2 2
2017 5005 20A 1 43 2 5 12 0 0 2 2
2016 5005 20A 1 59 2 3 13 0 0 2 2
2015 5005 20A 1 38 2 5 7 0 0 2 2
2014 5004 20A 1 33 2 6 7 0 0 2 2
2013 5004 20A 1 21 2 10 10 0 0 2 2
2012 5004 20A 1 34 2 6 7 0 0 2 2
2011 5004 20A 1 16 2 12 13 0 0 2 2
2010 5004 20A 1 13 2 15 5 0 0 2 2
2009 5004 20A 1 20 2 10 17 0 0 2 2
2008 5005 20A 1 10 2 20 10 0 0 2 2
2007 5005 20A 1 15 2 13 10 0 0 2 2
2006 5005 20A 1 9 2 22 11 0 0 2 2
2005 5005 20A 1 16 2 12 10 0 0 2 2
2004 5005 20A 1 20 2 10 13 0 0 2 2
2003 5005 20A 1 13 2 15 14 0 0 2 2
2002 5005 20A 1 33 6 18 24 0 0 6 6
2001 5005 20A 1 57 6 10 35 0 0 6 6
2000 5004 20A 1 77 6 7 79 0 0 6 6
1999 5004 20A 1 46 6 13 31 0 0 6 6
1998 5004 20A 1 75 6 8 37 0 0 6 6
Source: Drawing Odds Database
* Beginning in 2004, a second drawing was held for unclaimed tags.

Drawing Odds for Resident & NonResident Applicants (controlled hunts only)

Hunt Information Resident NonResident Total
Year Hunt# Area Draw* 1st Choice Applicants Permits Awarded 1st Choice Success% 1st Choice Applicants Permits Awarded 1st Choice Success% Total Awarded Permit Quota
2019 5005 20A 1 29 3 10 52 0 0 3 3
2018 5005 20A 1 12 2 17 42 0 0 2 2
2017 5005 20A 1 14 2 14 29 0 0 2 2
2016 5005 20A 1 18 2 11 41 0 0 2 2
2015 5005 20A 1 6 2 33 32 0 0 2 2
2014 5004 20A 1 14 2 14 19 0 0 2 2
2013 5004 20A 1 7 2 29 14 0 0 2 2
2012 5004 20A 1 19 2 11 15 0 0 2 2
2011 5004 20A 1 8 2 25 8 0 0 2 2
2010 5004 20A 1 4 2 50 9 0 0 2 2
2009 5004 20A 1 18 2 11 2 0 0 2 2
2008 5005 20A 1 9 2 22 1 0 0 2 2
2007 5005 20A 1 12 2 17 3 0 0 2 2
2006 5005 20A 1 7 2 29 2 0 0 2 2
2005 5005 20A 1 12 2 17 4 0 0 2 2
2004 5005 20A 1 8 2 25 12 0 0 2 2
2003 5005 20A 1 3 2 66 10 0 0 2 2
2002 5005 20A 1 17 6 35 16 0 0 6 6
2001 5005 20A 1 18 5 27 39 1 2 6 6
2000 5004 20A 1 30 5 16 47 1 2 6 6
1999 5004 20A 1 23 5 21 23 1 4 6 6
1998 5004 20A 1 27 5 18 48 1 2 6 6
Source: Drawing Odds Database
* Beginning in 2004, a second drawing was held for unclaimed tags.

Resident Tags and Permits

  • Adult Sheep Tag
  • Controlled Hunt Application Fee
  • Handicapped Motor Vehicle Permit*

NonResident Tags and Permits

  • Adult Sheep Tag
  • Controlled Hunt Application Fee
  • 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 99.69 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 68,622 acres   99.7%
Graph illustrating 0.31 percent Other 212 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.

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Federally-designated Wilderness Areas

No motorized vehicles are allowed in these areas.