Deer General Short-Range Weapon Season

Unit 45

10/10/2012 - 11/6/2012

Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus)
White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)
Either-sex Mule and White-tailed Deer
Either sex may be taken.
Short-Range Weapons
Muzzleloader, Archery, Crossbow, Shotgun or Handgun.

  • 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

That portion of Unit 45 south of Interstate 84. The rest of Unit 45 is controlled hunt only.

Locator Map of Hunt Area in Idaho
Hunt Area Legend Key Item Hunt Area Location

Hunt Area

Unit 45
All of Unit 45. Area Size: 831,836 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 45


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

Tags, Permits & Fees

Resident Tags, Permits, and Fees

  • Adult Deer Tag $19.75 2012
  • Jr./Sr./DAV Deer Tag $10.75 2012

NonResident Tags, Permits, and Fees

  • Junior Mentored Deer Tag $23.75 2012
  • Adult Deer Tag $301.75 2012

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 57.37 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 57.37%
Graph illustrating 35.56 percent Private 35.56%
Graph illustrating 6.3 percent State of Idaho 6.3%
Graph illustrating 0.51 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 0.51%
Graph illustrating 0.19 percent U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) 0.19%
Graph illustrating 0.08 percent Other 0.08%

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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 78.42% Rangeland 78.42 %
Graph illustrating 6.98% Irrigated-Sprinkler 6.98 %
Graph illustrating 6.54% Dryland Agriculture 6.54 %
Graph illustrating 3.74% Irrigated-Gravity Flow 3.74 %
Graph illustrating 3.63% Riparian 3.63 %
Graph illustrating 0.35% Forest 0.35 %
Graph illustrating 0.25% Water 0.25 %
Graph illustrating 0.08% Urban 0.08 %
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1990 Land Use/Land Cover based on Anderson et al scheme via Idaho Department of Water Resources