California Sheep Controlled Hunt Ram Season

Hunt Area 42-2
California Bighorn Controlled Hunt 7005 3 Tags

9/22/2019 - 10/8/2019

Species
Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis)
Rams Only California 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.

Hunt Area 42-2
All of Unit 42. Area Size: 859,602 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 42

Controlled Hunt Harvest Statistics

Year Hunt# Area Hunters Harvest Success% Days Rams Ewes Avg. Horn Length (in.) Avg. Horn Circum. (in.)
2018 7004 42-1 3 2 67 2 27.375 13.5
2018 7005 42-2 3 2 67 2 32.3125 14.375
2017 7004 42-1 3 3 100 31 14
2017 7005 42-2 3 1 33 32 13.75
2016 7004 42-1* 4 4 100 4 31.62 14.31
2016 7005 42-2* 4 2 50 2 31.75 14.06
2015 7004 42-1* 4 0
2015 7005 42-2* 4 2 2 30 14.62
2014 7004 42-1* 4 3 75 3 32.92 14.21
2014 7005 42-2* 4 2 50 2 26.38 14
2013 7004 42-1* 4 4 100 4 30.28 14.28
2013 7005 42-2* 4 3 75 3 32 14.1
2012 7004 42-1* 4 3 75 3 28.54 13.88
2012 7005 42-2* 4 2 50 2 31.56 14
2011 7004 42-1* 4 3 75 3 31.75 14.75
2011 7005 42-2* 4 2 50 2 29.69 13.5
2000 7007 42-3 2 1 50 32.25 14.75
2000 7008 42-4 2 2 100 28.38 13.62
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
2019 7004 42-1 1 112 3 3 42 0 0 3 3
2019 7005 42-2 1 66 3 5 50 0 0 3 3
2018 7004 42-1 1 85 3 4 45 0 0 3 3
2018 7005 42-2 1 116 3 3 32 0 0 3 3
2017 7004 42-1 1 106 3 3 38 0 0 3 3
2017 7005 42-2 1 57 3 5 48 0 0 3 3
2016 7004 42-1* 1 71 4 6 43 0 0 4 4
2016 7005 42-2* 1 96 4 4 36 0 0 4 4
2015 7004 42-1* 1 102 4 4 56 0 0 4 4
2015 7005 42-2* 1 94 4 4 47 0 0 4 4
2014 7004 42-1* 1 100 4 4 47 0 0 4 4
2014 7005 42-2* 1 96 4 4 46 0 0 4 4
2013 7004 42-1* 1 105 4 4 50 0 0 4 4
2013 7005 42-2* 1 125 4 3 61 0 0 4 4
2012 7004 42-1* 1 115 4 3 53 0 0 4 4
2012 7005 42-2* 1 105 4 4 76 0 0 4 4
2011 7004 42-1* 1 80 4 5 43 0 0 4 4
2011 7005 42-2* 1 112 4 4 53 0 0 4 4
2000 7007 42-3 1 45 2 4 29 0 0 2 2
2000 7008 42-4 1 43 2 4 32 0 0 2 2
1999 7007 42-3 1 32 2 6 28 0 0 2 2
1999 7008 42-4 1 27 2 7 36 0 0 2 2
1998 7006 42-3 1 58 2 3 37 0 0 2 2
1998 7007 42-4 1 33 2 6 54 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
2019 7004 42-1 1 55 3 5 57 0 0 3 3
2019 7005 42-2 1 43 3 7 23 0 0 3 3
2018 7004 42-1 1 48 2 4 37 1 3 3 3
2018 7005 42-2 1 73 3 4 43 0 0 3 3
2017 7004 42-1 1 64 2 3 42 1 2 3 3
2017 7005 42-2 1 36 3 8 21 0 0 3 3
2016 7004 42-1* 1 46 3 7 25 1 4 4 4
2016 7005 42-2* 1 59 4 7 37 0 0 4 4
2015 7004 42-1* 1 38 3 8 64 1 2 4 4
2015 7005 42-2* 1 55 4 7 39 0 0 4 4
2014 7004 42-1* 1 52 4 8 48 0 0 4 4
2014 7005 42-2* 1 50 4 8 46 0 0 4 4
2013 7004 42-1* 1 53 4 8 52 0 0 4 4
2013 7005 42-2* 1 64 4 6 61 0 0 4 4
2012 7004 42-1* 1 76 3 4 39 1 3 4 4
2012 7005 42-2* 1 58 4 7 47 0 0 4 4
2011 7004 42-1* 1 54 4 7 26 0 0 4 4
2011 7005 42-2* 1 78 3 4 34 1 3 4 4
2000 7007 42-3 1 11 1 9 34 1 2 2 2
2000 7008 42-4 1 9 1 11 34 1 2 2 2
1999 7007 42-3 1 9 1 11 23 1 4 2 2
1999 7008 42-4 1 15 2 13 12 0 0 2 2
1998 7006 42-3 1 22 1 4 36 1 2 2 2
1998 7007 42-4 1 18 1 5 15 1 6 2 2
Source: Drawing Odds Database
* Beginning in 2004, a second drawing was held for unclaimed tags.

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.

Where to purchase

Learn more about IDFG Licenses, Tags & Permits
 

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 92.3 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 793,398 acres   92.3%
Graph illustrating 4.27 percent Private 36,716 acres   4.3%
Graph illustrating 3.42 percent State of Idaho 29,418 acres   3.4%

Make your own map of Hunt Area 42-2 California Bighorn Controlled Hunt 7005
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.

Federally-designated Wilderness Areas

No motorized vehicles are allowed in these areas.