Rocky Mtn Sheep Controlled Hunt Ram Season

Hunt Area 26L
Rocky Mountain Bighorn Controlled Hunt 5023 2 Tags

10/14/2018 - 10/31/2018

Species
California Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis californiana)
Rams Only Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep
Only bighorn sheep rams may be taken. Any hunter taking a bighorn ram must leave that portion of the skull plate containing the upper one-half of the eye socket naturally attached to both the horns until after the horns have been pinned by IDFG.
Any Weapon
Rifle, Archery, Muzzleloader, Shotgun, or Handgun.

Restrictions

No special restrictions.

Map

Hunt Area 26L
All of Unit 26. Area Size: 381,055 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 26

Statistics

Controlled Hunt Harvest Statistics

Year Hunt# Area Hunters Harvest Success% Days Rams Ewes Avg. Horn Length (in.) Avg. Horn Circum. (in.)
2017 5023 26L 2 2 100 29.75 14.56
2016 5021 26L 2 2 100 2 35.12 14.88
2015 5021 26L 2 1 1 31.5 14.5
2014 5022 26L 2 1 50 1 35 15
2013 5022 26L 2 2 100 2 31.75 14.31
2012 5020 26L 2 1 50 1 35.25 14
2011 5020 26L 2 1 50 1 32.5 15
2010 5020 26L 2 1 50 34 14.25
2009 5020 26L 2 1 50 38.25 14.75
2008 5020 26L 2 2 100 28.19 14.62
2007 5020 26L 2 2 100 37.5 15.88
2006 5018 26L 2 2 100 32.5 14.44
2005 5018 26L 2 1 50 28.25 14.5
2004 5017 26L 2 2 100 32.75 14.25
2003 5017 26L 2 1 50 32.5 13.5
2002 5016 26L 2 1 50 28.5 14.5
2001 5016 26L 2 1 50
2000 5014 26L 2 2 100 29.38 14.38
Source: Harvest Statistics Database compiled from Mandatory Harvest Reports and Check Station Records
* In 2000 hunter information not collected.

Drawing Odds for 1st & 2nd Choice Applicants (controlled hunts only)

Hunt Information 1st Choice 2nd Choice Total
Year Hunt# Area Draw* Applicants Permits Awarded Success% Applicants Permits Awarded Success% Total Awarded Permit Quota
2018 5023 26L 1 48 2 4 17 0 0 2 2
2017 5023 26L 1 50 2 4 26 0 0 2 2
2016 5021 26L 1 38 2 5 20 0 0 2 2
2015 5021 26L 1 23 2 9 22 0 0 2 2
2014 5022 26L 1 49 2 4 21 0 0 2 2
2013 5022 26L 1 23 2 9 15 0 0 2 2
2012 5020 26L 1 80 2 2 38 0 0 2 2
2011 5020 26L 1 31 2 6 19 0 0 2 2
2010 5020 26L 1 82 2 2 17 0 0 2 2
2009 5020 26L 1 50 2 4 64 0 0 2 2
2008 5020 26L 1 236 2 1 96 0 0 2 2
2007 5020 26L 1 64 2 3 36 0 0 2 2
2006 5018 26L 1 15 2 13 5 0 0 2 2
2005 5018 26L 1 23 2 9 14 0 0 2 2
2004 5017 26L 1 38 2 5 60 0 0 2 2
2003 5017 26L 1 15 2 13 69 0 0 2 2
2002 5016 26L 1 48 2 4 86 0 0 2 2
2001 5016 26L 1 21 2 9 91 0 0 2 2
2000 5014 26L 1 80 2 2 92 0 0 2 2
1999 5014 26L 1 82 2 2 95 0 0 2 2
1998 5015 26-L 1 53 2 3 79 0 0 2 2
Source: Drawing Odds Database
* Beginning in 2004, a second drawing was held for unclaimed tags.

Drawing Odds for Resident & NonResident Applicants (controlled hunts only)

Hunt Information Resident NonResident Total
Year Hunt# Area Draw* 1st Choice Applicants Permits Awarded 1st Choice Success% 1st Choice Applicants Permits Awarded 1st Choice Success% Total Awarded Permit Quota
2018 5023 26L 1 17 1 6 31 1 3 2 2
2017 5023 26L 1 18 2 11 32 0 0 2 2
2016 5021 26L 1 25 2 8 13 0 0 2 2
2015 5021 26L 1 5 2 40 18 0 0 2 2
2014 5022 26L 1 13 1 8 36 1 3 2 2
2013 5022 26L 1 9 2 22 14 0 0 2 2
2012 5020 26L 1 20 2 10 60 0 0 2 2
2011 5020 26L 1 14 2 14 17 0 0 2 2
2010 5020 26L 1 18 1 6 64 1 2 2 2
2009 5020 26L 1 18 2 11 32 0 0 2 2
2008 5020 26L 1 27 1 4 209 1 0 2 2
2007 5020 26L 1 18 2 11 46 0 0 2 2
2006 5018 26L 1 12 2 17 3 0 0 2 2
2005 5018 26L 1 13 2 15 10 0 0 2 2
2004 5017 26L 1 16 2 12 22 0 0 2 2
2003 5017 26L 1 9 2 22 6 0 0 2 2
2002 5016 26L 1 13 1 7 35 1 2 2 2
2001 5016 26L 1 7 1 14 14 1 7 2 2
2000 5014 26L 1 10 1 10 70 1 1 2 2
1999 5014 26L 1 11 2 18 71 0 0 2 2
1998 5015 26-L 1 13 1 7 40 1 2 2 2
Source: Drawing Odds Database
* Beginning in 2004, a second drawing was held for unclaimed tags.

Tags, Permits & Fees

Resident Tags and Permits

  • Adult Sheep Tag
  • Controlled Hunt Application Fee
  • Handicapped Motor Vehicle Permit*

NonResident Tags and Permits

  • Adult Sheep Tag
  • Controlled Hunt Application Fee
  • Handicapped Motor Vehicle Permit*

A valid hunting license is required for all hunting and trapping activities.
* Indicates this item is optional.

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