Elk General A Tag Season

Hunt Area Palouse A Tag
Elk A Tag - Palouse Zone Unlimited Tags

Non-resident tag quota of 12,815 total elk tags. See the Nonresident Tag Quotas for availability.

8/30/2019 - 9/30/2019

Species
Elk (Cervus canadensis)
Either-sex Elk
Either sex may be taken.
Archery
Archery ONLY.

Restrictions
  • CAUTION - Archers: "Any weapon" antlerless elk hunts or muzzleloader controlled hunts will be open, on or within 1 mile of private fields on which cultivated crops are currently growing, in all or parts of this zone.

Hunt Area Palouse A Tag
All of Units 8, 8A and 11A. Area Size: 1,486,932 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 8 8A 11A

General Season Harvest Statistics

Year Take Method Unit Harvest Hunters Success% Days Antlered Antlerless %Spike %6+Pts
2018 Archery 8 19 151 12.4 1102 13 5 39.3 9.2
2018 Archery 8A 72 588 12.2 4789 60 11 15.8 13.5
2018 Archery 11A 15 42 36.2 198 15 30.2 0
2017 Archery 8 15 126 12.2 689 9 6 0 11.1
2017 Archery 8A 72 463 15.5 3663 43 29 22.2 18.6
2017 Archery 11A 2 32 5.3 227 2 0 100
2016 Archery 8 18 145 12.4 956 15 3 0 39.3
2016 Archery 8A 78 460 17 3910 59 18 24.7 26.6
2016 Archery 11A 3 32 8.5 220 3 0 0
2015 Archery 8 24 149 16 987 24 28.6 28.6
2015 Archery 8A 69 443 16 3677 56 14 25 31.3
2015 Archery 11A 7 28 25 160 7 0 50
2014 Archery 8 6 137 4 1048 6 0 0
2014 Archery 8A 116 518 22 4617 94 22 41 17.7
2014 Archery 11A 6 33 17 171 6 0 0
2013 Archery 8 20 168 12.1 1278 8 12 0 23.7
2013 Archery 8A 69 454 15.2 3816 46 23 20.7 21.6
2013 Archery 11A 3 40 8.6 265 3 100 0
2012 Archery 8 24 138 17.2 1054 22 2 34 13.7
2012 Archery 8A 92 489 18.9 4092 48 44 13 19.7
2012 Archery 11A 2 46 4.4 360 2 0 100
2011 Archery 8 15 145 10.1 947 12 3 25.6 48.8
2011 Archery 8A 53 417 12.7 3515 44 9 19.8 17.5
2011 Archery 11A 7 33 20.4 192 7 0 14.9
2010 Archery 8 26 124 21 986 12 14 41.7 16.7
2010 Archery 8A 63 477 13.2 4054 41 22 24.4 26.8
2010 Archery 11A 6 35 17.1 230 6 0 83.3
2009 Archery 8 17 117 14.7 886 14 3 51 0
2009 Archery 8A 90 418 21.6 3661 74 16 9.4 30.3
2009 Archery 11A 13 46 28.6 262 13 0 92.5
2008 Archery 8 11 108 10.1 938 8 2 50 25
2008 Archery 8A 56 402 14 3911 47 9 28.4 10.5
2008 Archery 11A 17 63 27 404 17 0 0 44.1
2007 Archery 8 8 76 10.5 458 7 1 14.3 42.9
2007 Archery 8A 50 320 15.5 2935 29 20 25 25
2007 Archery 11A 5 35 14.2 271 5 20 40
2006 Archery 8 8 77 10.4 5 3 40 20
2006 Archery 8A 50 289 17.3 39 11 30.8 28.2
2006 Archery 11A 7 81 8.6 6 0 50
2005 Archery 8 25 93 26.9 649 22 3 13.6 0
2005 Archery 8A 25 317 7.9 2536 18 7 27.8 38.9
2005 Archery 11A 4 28 14.3 171 3 1 0 33.3
2004 Archery 8 6 53 11.3 358 3 3 0 0
2004 Archery 8A 32 360 8.9 2883 24 8 20.8 20.8
2004 Archery 11A 5 28 17.9 169 5 0 0 60
2003 Archery 8 11 87 13 433 6 4 17 0
2003 Archery 8A 48 299 16 2355 42 6 26 24
2003 Archery 11A 5 35 14 177 4 1 0 50
2002 Archery 8 11 93 12 521 10 1 33 22
2002 Archery 8A 38 308 12 2504 30 8 29 14
2002 Archery 11A 2 26 8 157 1 1 0 100
2001 Archery 8 7 80 9 436 7 0 57 29
2001 Archery 8A 30 223 13 1788 20 10 37 37
2001 Archery 11A 4 19 22 119 4 0 0 50
2000 Archery 8 7 7 0 48 8
2000 Archery 8A 25 20 5 38 17
2000 Archery 11A 5 5 0 32 8
Source: Harvest Statistics Database compiled from Mandatory Harvest Reports and Check Station Records
* In 2000 hunter information not collected.

Resident Tags and Permits

  • Adult Elk Tag
  • Jr./Sr./DAV Elk Tag
  • Handicapped Motor Vehicle Permit*

NonResident Tags and Permits

  • Junior Mentored Elk Tag
  • Adult Elk Tag
  • Handicapped Motor Vehicle Permit*

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

Where to purchase

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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 79.99 percent Private 1,189,437 acres   80%
Graph illustrating 8.54 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 126,979 acres   8.5%
Graph illustrating 4.17 percent State of Idaho 62,047 acres   4.2%
Graph illustrating 4.15 percent Indian Reservation / Bureau of Indian Affairs 61,738 acres   4.2%
Graph illustrating 2.22 percent Indian Reservation / Bureau of Indian Affairs 33,042 acres   2.2%
Graph illustrating 0.3 percent Other 4,389 acres   0.3%
Graph illustrating 0.22 percent State of Idaho 3,208 acres   0.2%
Graph illustrating 0.2 percent U.S. Corps of Engineers (COE) 2,975 acres   0.2%
Graph illustrating 0.16 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 2,412 acres   0.2%
Graph illustrating 0.04 percent State of Idaho 545 acres   0%

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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.

There are no wilderness areas in this hunt.