Sandhill Crane General Short-Range Weapon Season

Hunt Area 1

9/1/2011 - 9/30/2011

Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis)
Either-sex Sandhill Crane
Either sex may be taken.
Short-Range Weapons
Muzzleloader, Archery, Crossbow, Shotgun or Handgun.


400 Tags available. Season limit 9.

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Hunt Area Legend Key Item Hunt Area Location

Hunt Area

Hunt Area 1
Includes all of Bear Lake County and all of Caribou County EXCEPT that portion downstream from the dam at Alexander Reservoir south of US Highway 30, and that portion lying within the Grays Lake Basin. Area Size: 1,780,034 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 66A 69 71 72 74 75 76 77 78


No historical hunts resemble this hunt or harvest statistics are not currently available for this opportunity.

Tags, Permits & Fees

Resident Tags, Permits, and Fees

  • Federal Migratory Game Bird Harvest Information Program (HIP) Validation $1.75 2011 (dove, duck, goose, coot, sandhill crane, and common snipe)

NonResident Tags, Permits, and Fees

  • Federal Migratory Game Bird Harvest Information Program (HIP) Validation $1.75 2011 (dove, duck, goose, coot, sandhill crane, and common snipe)

A valid hunting license is required.
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Landscape Characteristics and Access

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 45.69 percent Private 45.69%
Graph illustrating 33.3 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 33.3%
Graph illustrating 7.4 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 7.4%
Graph illustrating 7.06 percent State of Idaho 7.06%
Graph illustrating 3.31 percent Indian Reservation / Bureau of Indian Affairs 3.31%
Graph illustrating 0.96 percent U.S. National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) 0.96%
Graph illustrating 0.28 percent Other 0.28%

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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.

Forest Service Land

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Federally-designated Wilderness Areas

No motorized vehicles are allowed in these areas.

There are no wilderness areas in this hunt.

Land Use/Land Cover

Graph illustrating 35.98% Rangeland 35.98 %
Graph illustrating 29.21% Forest 29.21 %
Graph illustrating 15.74% Dryland Agriculture 15.74 %
Graph illustrating 7.24% Irrigated-Sprinkler 7.24 %
Graph illustrating 5.71% Irrigated-Gravity Flow 5.71 %
Graph illustrating 2.93% Water 2.93 %
Graph illustrating 1.78% Riparian 1.78 %
Graph illustrating 1.38% Urban 1.38 %
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1990 Land Use/Land Cover based on Anderson et al scheme via Idaho Department of Water Resources