Elk General B Tag Season

Hunt Area Big Desert B Tag
Elk B Tag - Big Desert Zone 500 Tags

Non-resident tag quota of 12,815 total elk tags. See the Nonresident Tag Quotas for availability.

11/1/2022 - 11/30/2022

Species
Elk (Cervus canadensis)
Antlerless Elk
Only elk without antlers or with antlers shorter than 6 inches may be taken in any season which is open for antlerless elk only.
Any Weapon
Rifle, Archery, Muzzleloader, Shotgun, or Handgun.

Restrictions

Motorized Hunting Rule Applies in Unit 52A.

Hunt Area Big Desert B Tag
All of Units 52A and 68. (Caution: Craters of the Moon National Park is CLOSED) Area Size: 2,273,856 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 52A 68

General Season Harvest Statistics

Year Take Method Unit Harvest Hunters Success% Days Antlered Antlerless %Spike %6+Pts
2021 Any Weapon 52A 43 250 17 1373 43
2021 Any Weapon 68 51 235 22 1171 51
2020 Any Weapon 52A 117 429 27 2580 117
2020 Any Weapon 68 0 7 0 72
2019 Any Weapon 52A 110 432 25.5 2337 110
2019 Any Weapon 68 0 2 0 10
2018 Any Weapon 52A 1 10 11 108 1 0 100
2018 Any Weapon 68 0 6 0 40
2017 Any Weapon 52A 0 5 0 34
2017 Any Weapon 68 2 3 51.7 17 2 0 100
2016 Any Weapon 52A 0 3 0 9
2016 Any Weapon 68 5 11 43.6 60 5 64.3 35.7
2015 Any Weapon 52A
2015 Any Weapon 68
2014 Any Weapon 52A 0 1 0 17
2013 Any Weapon 52A 0 5 0 23
2013 Any Weapon 68 0 0
2011 Any Weapon 52A 1 6 18 14 1
2011 Any Weapon 68
2010 Any Weapon 52A 0 0 0 0
2010 Any Weapon 68 5 0 12 0 0 0 0
2009 Any Weapon 52A 0 5 0 24 0 0 0 0
2009 Any Weapon 68 0 2 0 13 0 0 0 0
2008 Any Weapon 52A 181 1477
2008 Any Weapon 68 41 290
2007 Any Weapon 52A 0 0
2007 Any Weapon 68 0 0
2006 Any Weapon 52A 0 0
2006 Any Weapon 68 0 0
2005 Any Weapon 52A
2005 Any Weapon 68
2004 Any Weapon 52A 1 2 50 9 1 0 0 0
2004 Any Weapon 68 1 6 16.7 24 0 1 0 0
2003 Any Weapon 52A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 Any Weapon 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 Any Weapon 52A 0 0 0 0 0
2000 Any Weapon 68 6 3 3 33 0
Source: Harvest Statistics Database compiled from Mandatory Harvest Reports and Check Station Records
* In 2000 hunter information not collected.

Resident Tags and Permits

  • Adult Elk Tag
  • Jr./Sr./DAV Elk Tag
  • Handicapped Motor Vehicle Permit*

NonResident Tags and Permits

  • Junior Mentored Elk Tag
  • Adult Elk Tag
  • 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 55 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 1,250,725 acres   55%
Graph illustrating 19.85 percent U.S. National Park Service (NPS) 451,374 acres   19.9%
Graph illustrating 19.57 percent Private 444,943 acres   19.6%
Graph illustrating 3.15 percent U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 71,649 acres   3.2%
Graph illustrating 2.04 percent State of Idaho 46,329 acres   2%
Graph illustrating 0.2 percent U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) 4,558 acres   0.2%
Graph illustrating 0.11 percent Other 2,469 acres   0.1%
Graph illustrating 0.03 percent State of Idaho 718 acres   0%
Graph illustrating 0.03 percent State of Idaho 683 acres   0%
Graph illustrating 0.02 percent U.S. National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) 408 acres   0%

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Access Yes! Properties

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Federally-designated Wilderness Areas

No motorized vehicles are allowed in these areas.

There are no wilderness areas in this hunt.