Elk General A Tag Season

Hunt Area Panhandle A Tag
Elk A Tag - Panhandle Zone Unlimited Tags

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

8/30/2023 - 9/30/2023

Species
Elk (Cervus canadensis)
Antlered Elk
Only elk with at least one antler longer than 6 inches may be taken in any season which is open for antlered elk only. In antlered or spike-only seasons, antlers much accompany the carcass while in transit.
Archery
Archery ONLY.

Restrictions

“Any weapon” hunts will be open during the archery or muzzleloader season.

Hunt Area Panhandle A Tag
All of Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 4A, 5, 6, 7 and 9. Area Size: 4,978,868 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 1 2 3 4 4A 5 6 7 9

General Season Harvest Statistics

Year Take Method Unit Harvest Hunters Success% Days Antlered Antlerless %Spike %6+Pts
2023 Archery 1 91 921 10 6970 89 2 43 12
2023 Archery 2 18 340 5 2424 18 0 8
2023 Archery 3 57 732 8 5035 54 3 19 19
2023 Archery 4 116 1444 8 11576 116 19 17
2023 Archery 4A 31 201 15 1395 26 5 40 0
2023 Archery 5 66 503 13 3908 58 8 13 16
2023 Archery 6 142 1074 13 8983 134 8 11 28
2023 Archery 7 6 228 3 1467 6 0 0
2023 Archery 9 10 99 10 698 10 0 50
2022 Archery 1 83 916 9 6492 82 2 8.9 42.5
2022 Archery 2 22 307 7 2034 20 2 28.1 7.8
2022 Archery 3 72 683 10 5236 66 6 21.1 10.4
2022 Archery 4 124 1489 8 12345 120 4 16.7 12.8
2022 Archery 4A 21 202 10 1523 21 34.5 32.8
2022 Archery 5 36 395 9 3640 36 12.3 19.2
2022 Archery 6 132 946 14 8261 123 8 12.5 17.3
2022 Archery 7 26 179 14 1360 26 6.4 26.9
2022 Archery 9 11 91 12 1090 11 0 100
2021 Archery 1 63 972 6 7449 63 18.2 25.7
2021 Archery 2 9 300 3 2104 7 2 20.9 0
2021 Archery 3 65 765 8 5279 63 2 13.6 10.9
2021 Archery 4 133 1316 10 10855 124 9 20.3 18
2021 Archery 4A 12 185 7 1226 12 9.8 9.8
2021 Archery 5 61 477 13 4288 61 42.1 11.8
2021 Archery 6 100 895 11 7578 98 2 29.9 27.9
2021 Archery 7 5 169 3 1582 5 0 75
2021 Archery 9 9 86 11 970 9 0 87
2020 Archery 1 71 920 8 6360 71 2.6 52.6
2020 Archery 2 58 322 18 2282 39 20 0 59
2020 Archery 3 73 786 9 5269 70 3 13.9 11.9
2020 Archery 4 141 1556 9 10982 132 10 27 31.3
2020 Archery 4A 6 224 3 1674 6 0 53.5
2020 Archery 5 54 516 10 3869 54 32.1 14.8
2020 Archery 6 94 826 11 6722 90 3 13.3 32
2020 Archery 7 9 203 4 1553 9 0 47.6
2020 Archery 9 11 149 7 1606 11 60.5 0
2019 Archery 1 52 793 6.5 5646 52 14.3 69.1
2019 Archery 2 1 343 0.4 1939 1 0 100
2019 Archery 3 66 794 8.3 4675 60 6 14.4 44.1
2019 Archery 4 149 1749 8.5 12491 136 13 12.6 38.1
2019 Archery 4A 3 239 1.1 1620 3 0 0
2019 Archery 5 59 479 12.3 3347 44 14 58.5 0
2019 Archery 6 74 851 8.7 6583 68 6 2 22.5
2019 Archery 7 23 194 11.8 1597 23 25.4 31.5
2019 Archery 9 1 96 1.5 727 1 0 100
2018 Archery 1 64 834 7.7 5852 52 12 14.2 51.6
2018 Archery 2 30 324 9.1 2391 18 12 8.5 8.5
2018 Archery 3 58 786 7.3 5326 56 2 47.7 13.3
2018 Archery 4 129 1510 8.6 10462 123 6 18.1 32.4
2018 Archery 4A 8 275 2.9 1672 8 0 59.1
2018 Archery 5 36 425 8.5 3126 30 6 19.4 24.3
2018 Archery 6 98 772 12.8 5681 95 3 14.1 17.3
2018 Archery 7 21 192 10.9 1251 21 0 78.4
2018 Archery 9 15 157 9.8 1039 15 0 41.1
2017 Archery 1 99 780 12.7 5368 99 24 22.3
2017 Archery 2 30 301 10 1623 30 0 56
2017 Archery 3 93 786 11.9 4595 91 2 29.9 12.8
2017 Archery 4 172 1558 11 10347 155 17 14.3 46.7
2017 Archery 4A 13 178 7.4 1160 12 1 0 28.2
2017 Archery 5 18 370 4.9 1998 17 2 41.1 0
2017 Archery 6 61 741 8.2 5004 59 2 11.5 31.5
2017 Archery 7 7 214 3.1 1339 7 0 50.5
2017 Archery 9 8 89 9.6 563 8 0 19.6
2016 Archery 1 63 710 8.8 4919 63 21.7 16.7
2016 Archery 2 15 266 5.6 1436 15 0 0
2016 Archery 3 54 782 6.9 4723 54 25.3 5.8
2016 Archery 4 142 1494 9.5 10177 142 15.4 46.2
2016 Archery 4A 3 159 2 1077 3 0 100
2016 Archery 5 40 358 11.2 2262 40 20.7 3.3
2016 Archery 6 104 612 17.1 4633 104 5 11.4
2016 Archery 7 32 148 21.4 970 32 16.5 47.2
2016 Archery 9 24 80 30.4 527 24 12.8 44
2015 Archery 1 94 781 12 5607 94 16.7 66.7
2015 Archery 2 16 267 6 1348 16 100 0
2015 Archery 3 94 834 11 5091 94 33.3 16.7
2015 Archery 4 226 1380 16 9654 226 23.7 48.6
2015 Archery 4A 16 157 10 894 16 0 0
2015 Archery 5 31 342 9 2453 31 100 0
2015 Archery 6 110 671 16 5317 110 28.6 14.3
2015 Archery 7 170 0 722
2015 Archery 9
2014 Archery 1 150 690 22 5592 150 66.7 16.7
2014 Archery 2 47 314 15 2207 47 0 53.3
2014 Archery 3 0 690 0 3856
2014 Archery 4 150 1445 10 9054 150 33.3 33.3
2014 Archery 4A 25 176 14 1003 25 0 0
2014 Archery 5 75 423 18 2125 75 0 0
2014 Archery 6 125 643 20 5423 125 40 20
2014 Archery 7 0 226 0 1830
2014 Archery 9 0 0
2013 Archery 1 50 735 6.8 5508 50 16 35
2013 Archery 2 19 299 6.5 1994 19 25.7 5.1
2013 Archery 3 37 784 4.7 5191 37 38.7 27.9
2013 Archery 4 111 1606 6.9 10809 111 15.8 56
2013 Archery 4A 11 154 7.3 977 11 8.9 46.6
2013 Archery 5 44 333 13.1 2181 44 33.2 19.4
2013 Archery 6 62 532 11.6 4000 62 1.6 17.8
2013 Archery 7 11 194 5.8 1192 10 1 9.8 39.1
2013 Archery 9 4 59 6.7 316 4 0 75
2012 Archery 1 79 724 11 4891 79 19.9 37.8
2012 Archery 2 18 266 6.7 1630 18 38.6 27.7
2012 Archery 3 61 662 9.2 4149 61 14.8 34.1
2012 Archery 4 105 1606 6.5 11812 105 15 37.8
2012 Archery 4A 18 181 9.9 1082 18 5.6 77.5
2012 Archery 5 55 295 18.6 1886 55 32.2 7.3
2012 Archery 6 65 475 13.6 3689 65 15.2 28.1
2012 Archery 7 24 177 13.4 1173 24 4.2 41.7
2012 Archery 9 7 70 10.1 479 7 0 71.4
2011 Archery 1 96 955 10.1 7243 55 41 16.1 42.3
2011 Archery 2 19 271 6.9 1764 12 7 9.3 18.5
2011 Archery 3 76 787 9.7 5291 42 34 23.6 16.5
2011 Archery 4 192 1915 10 14320 111 80 22.5 33.8
2011 Archery 4A 25 225 11.3 1504 21 5 4.9 29.1
2011 Archery 5 43 382 11.3 2719 23 21 34.5 0
2011 Archery 6 87 541 16.1 4247 76 11 17.8 33.3
2011 Archery 7 15 209 7.1 1298 15 0 40.6
2011 Archery 9 6 66 9.1 422 6 16.7 50
2010 Archery 1 103 824 12.5 5678 68 35 18.4 51.5
2010 Archery 2 28 265 10.6 1452 22 7 25.6 18.5
2010 Archery 3 78 706 11 4564 64 14 27.4 25.1
2010 Archery 4 149 1871 8 13391 107 42 26.8 37.1
2010 Archery 4A 26 222 11.5 1496 16 10 12.5 50
2010 Archery 5 56 310 18 1937 32 24 20.3 9.3
2010 Archery 6 85 589 14.4 4334 76 9 29.2 34.4
2010 Archery 7 18 258 6.8 1835 17 1 6 75.8
2010 Archery 9 2 76 2.6 687 2 0 100
2009 Archery 1 103 909 11.4 6852 91 11 25.3 49.5
2009 Archery 2 17 247 6.9 1460 13 4 7.7 0
2009 Archery 3 66 650 10.2 4323 52 14 25 34.5
2009 Archery 4 131 1694 7.7 12693 114 17 12.3 36.8
2009 Archery 4A 21 143 14.7 866 17 4 11.7 23.5
2009 Archery 5 31 260 11.9 1727 25 6 8 12
2009 Archery 6 67 509 13.2 4187 45 22 13.3 31.1
2009 Archery 7 27 246 11 2371 26 1 7.7 53.9
2009 Archery 9 4 92 4.3 661 4 0 75
2008 Archery 1 130 1028 12.7 8282 93 36 22.4 9.7
2008 Archery 2 21 252 8.5 2040 15 6 67.5 6.5
2008 Archery 3 58 732 7.9 5917 31 27 53.2 6.5
2008 Archery 4 169 2048 8.3 16685 128 40 20.2 30.7
2008 Archery 4A 17 219 7.7 1772 11 6 9.1 36.4
2008 Archery 5 59 297 19.8 2311 43 16 26.7 9.4
2008 Archery 6 93 763 12.2 5773 63 26 14.2 35.3
2008 Archery 7 44 319 13.8 2610 37 7 17.2 41.4
2008 Archery 9 16 98 16.7 783 16 0 6.1 51.2
2007 Archery 1 131 831 15.7 6743 97 33 32.4 22.5
2007 Archery 2 42 196 21.3 1254 27 14 40.8 14.7
2007 Archery 3 40 446 9 3118 26 14 20.8 29.2
2007 Archery 4 184 1724 10.7 13550 139 45 10.8 23.8
2007 Archery 4A 24 197 12.3 1493 20 4 9.9 65.3
2007 Archery 5 27 231 11.7 1924 18 9 31.2 18.8
2007 Archery 6 99 700 14.1 5599 63 35 26.7 28.3
2007 Archery 7 34 381 8.9 2770 27 7 7.4 51.9
2007 Archery 9 13 142 9.1 1179 7 6 0 42.9
2006 Archery 1 118 773 15.3 94 21 44.5 28.3
2006 Archery 2 12 210 5.7 9 2 11.1 33.3
2006 Archery 3 43 444 9.7 29 14 26.9 23.1
2006 Archery 4 163 1452 11.2 124 37 23.8 20.5
2006 Archery 4A 10 199 5 8 2 37.5 25
2006 Archery 5 13 306 4.2 10 3 55.6 0
2006 Archery 6 83 687 12.1 56 25 17 24.5
2006 Archery 7 58 362 16 52 6 7.7 25
2006 Archery 9 9 89 10.1 6 3 0 20
2005 Archery 1 104 761 13.6 5387 77 27 5.2 64.8
2005 Archery 2 14 182 7.7 1272 7 7 14.3 28.6
2005 Archery 3 54 516 10.5 3480 39 15 5.1 28
2005 Archery 4 158 1447 10.9 10662 113 45 16.9 38
2005 Archery 4A 17 169 10.1 1256 12 5 16.7 8.3
2005 Archery 5 32 200 16 1379 13 19 30.8 38.5
2005 Archery 6 110 605 18.2 4884 74 36 31.4 35
2005 Archery 7 59 385 15.3 3144 52 7 15.4 53.7
2005 Archery 9 18 116 15.5 889 16 2 12.5 50
2004 Archery 1 54 643 8.4 4860 39 15 10.3 25.6
2004 Archery 2 4 141 2.8 888 3 1 0 0
2004 Archery 3 34 417 8.2 2676 23 11 8.7 39.1
2004 Archery 4 139 1393 10 9740 114 24 22.8 21.1
2004 Archery 4A 9 127 7.1 906 7 2 0 57.1
2004 Archery 5 20 155 12.9 969 15 5 6.7 20
2004 Archery 6 94 589 16 5097 77 15 33.8 23.4
2004 Archery 7 39 347 11.2 2570 29 10 13.8 41.4
2004 Archery 9 7 112 6.2 803 6 1 0 50
2003 Archery 1 62 636 10 4500 42 20 25 34
2003 Archery 2 3 151 2 790 2 1 50 0
2003 Archery 3 32 447 7 2491 22 10 22 33
2003 Archery 4 116 1303 9 8682 83 31 17 28
2003 Archery 4A 12 123 10 763 11 1 11 44
2003 Archery 5 21 193 11 1099 16 4 29 14
2003 Archery 6 82 596 14 4110 57 23 17 44
2003 Archery 7 43 341 13 2178 31 12 11 37
2003 Archery 9 7 88 8 619 4 3 25 25
2002 Archery 1 57 568 10 3970 41 16 22 32
2002 Archery 2 7 164 4 876 4 3 25 50
2002 Archery 3 18 415 4 2491 16 2 7 29
2002 Archery 4 83 1185 7 7825 67 16 29 40
2002 Archery 4A 3 111 3 714 2 1 0 50
2002 Archery 5 15 170 9 955 11 4 20 0
2002 Archery 6 74 549 13 3905 50 24 20 25
2002 Archery 7 43 331 13 2223 32 11 32 29
2002 Archery 9 10 103 10 724 9 1 0 25
2001 Archery 1 70 540 13 3939 36 34 25 34
2001 Archery 2 6 179 4 834 3 3 33 0
2001 Archery 3 25 448 5 1820 14 11 46 31
2001 Archery 4 95 1195 8 7249 63 32 21 32
2001 Archery 4A 12 127 9 675 10 2 22 11
2001 Archery 5 15 166 9 742 9 6 37 25
2001 Archery 6 69 551 13 3619 42 27 19 31
2001 Archery 7 29 346 8 1736 22 7 18 50
2001 Archery 9 9 115 7 580 6 3 0 33
2000 Archery 1 40 28 12 28 25
2000 Archery 2 7 4 3 52 15
2000 Archery 3 17 11 6 25 20
2000 Archery 4 50 34 16 32 23
2000 Archery 4A 4 3 1 30 10
2000 Archery 5 12 8 4 33 11
2000 Archery 6 41 28 13 23 20
2000 Archery 7 22 15 7 29 26
2000 Archery 9 1 1 0 10 45
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 47.74 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 2,376,867 acres   47.7%
Graph illustrating 36.93 percent Private 1,838,763 acres   36.9%
Graph illustrating 8.71 percent State of Idaho 433,795 acres   8.7%
Graph illustrating 3.36 percent Other 167,382 acres   3.4%
Graph illustrating 1.92 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 95,486 acres   1.9%
Graph illustrating 1.31 percent Indian Reservation / Bureau of Indian Affairs 65,411 acres   1.3%

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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.

Federally-designated Wilderness Areas

No motorized vehicles are allowed in these areas.

There are no wilderness areas in this hunt.