Elk Controlled Hunt Landowner Permission Required Extra Antlerless Season

Controlled Hunt 2159 - Hunt Area 56-2X

8/1/2012 - 8/29/2012

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.

  • Landowner Permission Hunt. Written permission from landowner who owns more than 159 acres in the hunt area is required to apply for this hunt. Landowner Permission Hunt Permits will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis at the Nampa, McCall and headquarters IDFG offices starting July 15. Do not apply for this hunt during the controlled hunt application period.
  • Motorized Hunting Rule (MHR): Motorized vehicle use by all big game hunters is restricted to established roadways legally open to travel by full-sized automobiles. The motorized hunting rule applies only to big game animals, including moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goats, in designated units from August 30 through December 31. Learn more about the Motorized hunting Rule at idfg.idaho.gov/hunt/access/motorized-vehicles

Landowner Permission Required see page 85 of the Big Game Regulations for details on applying (http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/cms/hunt/rules/bg/ch.pdf)

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Hunt Area Legend Key Item Hunt Area Location

Hunt Area

Hunt Area 56-2X
That portion of Unit 56 within one mile of cultivated fields. Area Size: 578,412 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 56


Controlled Hunt Harvest Statistics

Year Hunt# Area Hunters* Harvest Success% Days Antlered Antlerless %Spike %6+Pts
2013 2174 56X 27 18 67 127 18
2012 2159 56-2X 18 12 69 45 12
Source: Mandatory Harvest Reports and Check Station Records
* In 2000 hunter information not collected.

Tags, Permits & Fees

No resident tags are necessary.

No non-resident tags are necessary.

A valid hunting license is required.
* Indicates this item is optional.

Where to purchase

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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 51.21 percent Private 51.21%
Graph illustrating 23.85 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 23.85%
Graph illustrating 13.61 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 13.61%
Graph illustrating 5.95 percent U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) 5.95%
Graph illustrating 4.06 percent U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 4.06%
Graph illustrating 1.31 percent State of Idaho 1.31%
Graph illustrating 0.02 percent U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) 0.02%

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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

Check for road and area closures on National Forest websites

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 42.42% Dryland Agriculture 42.42 %
Graph illustrating 37.1% Rangeland 37.1 %
Graph illustrating 13.36% Forest 13.36 %
Graph illustrating 4.5% Irrigated-Sprinkler 4.5 %
Graph illustrating 2.38% Irrigated-Gravity Flow 2.38 %
Graph illustrating 0.23% Urban 0.23 %
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1990 Land Use/Land Cover based on Anderson et al scheme via Idaho Department of Water Resources