Elk General A Tag Season

Portion of Units 1,2,3,4A and 5
Elk A Tag - Panhandle Zone Unlimited Tags

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

12/2/2023 - 12/8/2023

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.
Muzzleloader
Muzzleloader ONLY.

Restrictions

Only open within 1 mile of private land.

Portion of Units 1,2,3,4A and 5
Within 1 mile of private land in the following Units: 1, 2, 3, portion of 4A, and 5. That portion of Unit 4A within the following boundary: starting at the mouth of the Clark Fork River, follow Johnson Creek FS Road 278, then south on FS Road 1066, then east on FS Road 332 to the Montana border, and follow Montana border north back to the Clark Fork River, then to point of beginning. Area Size: 2,879,319 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 1 2 3 4A 5

General Season Harvest Statistics

Year Take Method Unit Harvest Hunters Success% Days Antlered Antlerless %Spike %6+Pts
2023 Muzzleloader 1 46 522 9 1747 46
2023 Muzzleloader 2 29 156 18 462 29
2023 Muzzleloader 3 45 491 9 1478 45
2023 Muzzleloader 4A 0 43 0 134
2023 Muzzleloader 5 40 318 13 909 1 39 100 0
2022 Muzzleloader 1 102 526 19 1581 102
2022 Muzzleloader 2 10 170 6 493 10
2022 Muzzleloader 3 64 382 17 1090 64
2022 Muzzleloader 4A 1 65 2 190 1 100 0
2022 Muzzleloader 5 65 337 19 819 2 63 0 0
2021 Muzzleloader 1 67 557 12 1828 67
2021 Muzzleloader 2 9 205 4 550 9
2021 Muzzleloader 3 45 494 9 1483 45
2021 Muzzleloader 4A 0 51 0 127
2021 Muzzleloader 5 47 454 10 1310 47
2020 Muzzleloader 1 59 601 10 1986 59
2020 Muzzleloader 2 15 201 7 550 15
2020 Muzzleloader 3 58 481 12 1293 58
2020 Muzzleloader 4A 6 69 9 250 6
2020 Muzzleloader 5 31 589 5 1828 31
2019 Muzzleloader 1 86 448 19.3 1508 86
2019 Muzzleloader 2 6 218 2.7 583 6
2019 Muzzleloader 3 40 506 8 1342 40
2019 Muzzleloader 4A 0 37 0 131
2019 Muzzleloader 5 44 477 9.3 1377 44
2018 Muzzleloader 1 66 483 13.6 1528 66
2018 Muzzleloader 2 36 247 14.4 866 36
2018 Muzzleloader 3 99 490 20.1 1288 99
2018 Muzzleloader 4A 32 135 24 383 32
2018 Muzzleloader 5 60 382 15.6 923 60
2017 Muzzleloader 1 59 423 14 1451 59
2017 Muzzleloader 2 27 263 10.2 927 27
2017 Muzzleloader 3 92 567 16.3 1537 92
2017 Muzzleloader 4A 16 120 13 353 16
2017 Muzzleloader 5 35 413 8.5 1279 35
2016 Muzzleloader 1 7 139 5.2 468 7 100 0
2016 Muzzleloader 2 6 90 6.6 247 6 100
2016 Muzzleloader 3 0 26 0 98
2016 Muzzleloader 4A 0 49 0 137
2016 Muzzleloader 5 0 61 0 106
2015 Muzzleloader 1 38 0 38
2015 Muzzleloader 2 38 0 151
2015 Muzzleloader 3 183 0 447
2015 Muzzleloader 4A 16 53 29 154 16 0 0
2015 Muzzleloader 5 38 0 113
2014 Muzzleloader 1 0 0
2014 Muzzleloader 3 0 25 0 25
2013 Muzzleloader 1 0 15 0 101
2013 Muzzleloader 2 0 1 0 5
2013 Muzzleloader 3 0 20 0 113
2013 Muzzleloader 4A 0 6 0 18
2013 Muzzleloader 5 0 0
2012 Muzzleloader 1 0 15 49
2012 Muzzleloader 2 0 9 81
2012 Muzzleloader 3 0 18 117
2012 Muzzleloader 4A 0 7 33
2012 Muzzleloader 5 1 7 14.6 17 1 0 0
2011 Muzzleloader 1 15 185 8.3 609 14 1 73.4 0
2011 Muzzleloader 2 2 55 3.6 171 2 100 0
2011 Muzzleloader 3 2 120 1.7 488 2 100 0
2011 Muzzleloader 4A 31 0 87
2011 Muzzleloader 5 1 60 1.7 178 1 100 0
2010 Muzzleloader 1 29 151 19.1 475 28 1 100 0
2010 Muzzleloader 2 2 23 8.5 62 1 1 100 0
2010 Muzzleloader 3 17 78 22.4 186 17 100 0
2010 Muzzleloader 4A 2 30 6.7 97 2 100 0
2010 Muzzleloader 5 1 43 2.3 127 1 100 0
2009 Muzzleloader 1 15 136 11.2 417 13 2 100 0
2009 Muzzleloader 2 0 27 0 80 0 0 0 0
2009 Muzzleloader 3 1 60 1.7 180 1 100 0
2009 Muzzleloader 4A 0 14 0 33 0 0 0 0
2009 Muzzleloader 5 1 42 2.4 131 1 100 0
2008 Muzzleloader 1 1 181 0.6 661 1 0 100 0
2008 Muzzleloader 2 1 58 1.7 156 1 0 100 0
2008 Muzzleloader 3 7 83 8.9 212 7 0 0 13.5
2008 Muzzleloader 4A 0 38 0 157 0 0
2008 Muzzleloader 5 0 39 0 89 0 0
2007 Muzzleloader 1 6 123 4.9 332 6 83.3 16.7
2007 Muzzleloader 2 2 36 5.6 83 2 100 0
2007 Muzzleloader 3 0 44 0 111
2007 Muzzleloader 4A 0 16 0 58
2007 Muzzleloader 5 4 30 13.3 85 4 75 0
2006 Muzzleloader 1 5 152 3.3 5 100 0
2006 Muzzleloader 2 1 34 2.9 1 100 0
2006 Muzzleloader 3 3 42 7.1 3 100 0
2006 Muzzleloader 4A 4 45 8.9 4 75 0
2006 Muzzleloader 5 4 50 8 3 1 100 0
2005 Muzzleloader 1 8 153 5.2 362 8 0 87.5 0
2005 Muzzleloader 2 2 23 8.7 46 1 1 100 0
2005 Muzzleloader 3 2 48 4.2 124 1 1 100 0
2005 Muzzleloader 4A 12 0 55 0 0 0
2005 Muzzleloader 5 2 35 5.7 69 2 0 50 0
2004 Muzzleloader 1 5 156 3.2 451 4 0 100 0
2004 Muzzleloader 2 0 19 0 56 0 0 0 0
2004 Muzzleloader 3 1 67 1.5 190 1 0 100 0
2004 Muzzleloader 4A 1 21 4.8 69 0 1 0 0
2004 Muzzleloader 5 2 28 7.1 82 2 0 100 0
2003 Muzzleloader 1 6 158 4 429 6 0 100 0
2003 Muzzleloader 2 0 25 0 45 0 0 0 0
2003 Muzzleloader 3 0 52 0 111 0 0 0 0
2003 Muzzleloader 4A 0 18 0 62 0 0 0 0
2003 Muzzleloader 5 2 31 6 83 2 0 100 0
2002 Muzzleloader 1 3 151 2 511 3 0 100 0
2002 Muzzleloader 2 0 27 0 67 0 0 0 0
2002 Muzzleloader 3 0 33 0 82 0 0 0 0
2002 Muzzleloader 4A 0 14 0 39 0 0 0 0
2002 Muzzleloader 5 0 38 0 92 0 0 0 0
2001 Muzzleloader 1 5 103 5 252 5 0 100 0
2001 Muzzleloader 2 0 29 0 57 0 0 0 0
2001 Muzzleloader 3 1 73 1 126 1 0 0 100
2001 Muzzleloader 4A 1 16 7 19 1 0 0 100
2001 Muzzleloader 5 4 47 9 77 4 0 75 0
2000 Muzzleloader 1 7 5 2 28 25
2000 Muzzleloader 2 0 0 0 52 15
2000 Muzzleloader 3 4 2 2 25 20
2000 Muzzleloader 4A 0 0 0 30 10
2000 Muzzleloader 5 0 0 0 33 11
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 45.74 percent Private 1,316,978 acres   45.7%
Graph illustrating 37.29 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 1,073,595 acres   37.3%
Graph illustrating 11.23 percent State of Idaho 323,484 acres   11.2%
Graph illustrating 2.98 percent Other 85,868 acres   3%
Graph illustrating 2.03 percent Indian Reservation / Bureau of Indian Affairs 58,388 acres   2%
Graph illustrating 0.71 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 20,337 acres   0.7%

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Land management via Inside Idaho

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Federally-designated Wilderness Areas

No motorized vehicles are allowed in these areas.

There are no wilderness areas in this hunt.