California Sheep Controlled Hunt Ram Season

Hunt Area 40
California Bighorn Controlled Hunt 7001 1 Tag

8/30/2020 - 10/8/2020

Species
Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis)
Rams Only California 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

No special restrictions.

Hunt Area 40
All of Unit 40. Area Size: 1,447,543 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 40

Controlled Hunt Harvest Statistics

Year Hunt# Area Hunters Harvest Success% Days Rams Ewes Avg. Horn Length (in.) Avg. Horn Circum. (in.)
2018 7001 40 1 1 100 1 37.375 15.125
2017 7001 40 1 1 100 34.5 14.25
2016 7001 40 1 1 100 1 30.5 13.75
2015 7001 40 1 1 1 33.5 14
2014 7001 40 2 2 100 2 31.19 14.06
2013 7001 40 2 2 100 2 32.5 13.56
2012 7001 40 2 1 50 1 28.75 14
2011 7001 40 2 2 100 2 29.75 14.06
2010 7001 40 2 1 50 32 13.75
2009 7001 40 2 2 100 31.62 14.12
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 7001 40 1 51 1 2 21 0 0 1 1
2018 7001 40 1 60 1 2 9 0 0 1 1
2017 7001 40 1 39 1 3 9 0 0 1 1
2016 7001 40 1 40 1 2 5 0 0 1 1
2015 7001 40 1 27 1 4 9 0 0 1 1
2014 7001 40 1 56 2 4 11 0 0 2 2
2013 7001 40 1 35 2 6 8 0 0 2 2
2012 7001 40 1 58 2 3 18 0 0 2 2
2011 7001 40 1 91 2 2 16 0 0 2 2
2010 7001 40 1 52 2 4 25 0 0 2 2
2009 7001 40 1 75 2 3 30 0 0 2 2
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 7001 40 1 20 1 5 31 0 0 1 1
2018 7001 40 1 23 1 4 37 0 0 1 1
2017 7001 40 1 29 1 3 10 0 0 1 1
2016 7001 40 1 19 1 5 21 0 0 1 1
2015 7001 40 1 10 1 10 17 0 0 1 1
2014 7001 40 1 36 2 6 20 0 0 2 2
2013 7001 40 1 24 2 8 11 0 0 2 2
2012 7001 40 1 27 1 4 31 1 3 2 2
2011 7001 40 1 34 2 6 57 0 0 2 2
2010 7001 40 1 32 2 6 20 0 0 2 2
2009 7001 40 1 28 2 7 47 0 0 2 2
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

Learn more about IDFG Licenses, Tags & Permits
 

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 65.54 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 948,667 acres   65.5%
Graph illustrating 24.05 percent Private 348,103 acres   24%
Graph illustrating 9.89 percent State of Idaho 143,131 acres   9.9%
Graph illustrating 0.45 percent U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) 6,548 acres   0.5%
Graph illustrating 0.07 percent Other 962 acres   0.1%
Graph illustrating 0.01 percent State of Idaho 115 acres   0%
Graph illustrating 0 percent Other 1 acres   0%

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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.

Federally-designated Wilderness Areas

No motorized vehicles are allowed in these areas.