Elk General A Tag Season

Hunt Area Pioneer A Tag
Elk A Tag - Pioneer 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
  • 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
  • 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 Pioneer A Tag
All of Units 36A, 49 and 50. Area Size: 2,049,240 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 36A 49 50

General Season Harvest Statistics

Year Take Method Unit Harvest Hunters Success% Days Antlered Antlerless %Spike %6+Pts
2018 Archery 36A 59 632 9.3 4220 54 4 2.8 42.3
2018 Archery 49 100 719 13.9 4609 80 20 8.4 33.9
2018 Archery 50 203 1017 20 7234 191 13 7.7 61
2017 Archery 36A 65 499 13 3265 57 8 32.8 25.9
2017 Archery 49 116 765 15.2 5280 103 13 13.1 50.3
2017 Archery 50 159 993 16 7146 134 25 20.6 40.4
2016 Archery 36A 80 373 21.3 2740 63 16 7.1 63.8
2016 Archery 49 84 732 11.5 4698 67 17 13.4 26.6
2016 Archery 50 125 816 15.3 5931 91 34 5 40.5
2015 Archery 36A 95 461 21 3258 69 26 23.8 47.6
2015 Archery 49 128 717 18 4993 102 23 25.8 51.6
2015 Archery 50 128 694 18 4808 99 30 13.3 46.7
2014 Archery 36A 72 379 19 2494 69 3 15.4 53.8
2014 Archery 49 107 764 14 5388 80 27 26.7 50
2014 Archery 50 139 756 18 5463 117 21 9.1 59.1
2013 Archery 36A 58 310 18.6 1997 41 17 2.4 42.7
2013 Archery 49 110 673 16.3 4548 89 21 23.9 45.1
2013 Archery 50 102 611 16.6 4392 81 21 19.5 42.7
2012 Archery 36A 38 277 13.6 1781 26 12 11.8 47
2012 Archery 49 111 491 22.6 3151 80 31 17.5 26.2
2012 Archery 50 108 473 22.9 3632 96 13 23.6 31.9
2011 Archery 36A 49 252 19.4 1778 47 2 8.5 55.3
2011 Archery 49 78 403 19.3 2737 60 18 27.1 23.7
2011 Archery 50 83 437 19 3238 62 21 13.1 37.7
2010 Archery 36A 34 182 18.9 1193 32 2 6.2 75.3
2010 Archery 49 51 333 15.2 2505 39 12 37.1 34.5
2010 Archery 50 60 348 17.3 2457 51 9 27.9 26.6
2009 Archery 36A 33 181 18.3 1277 30 3 19.9 43.7
2009 Archery 49 62 323 19.1 2220 41 20 36.7 24.2
2009 Archery 50 74 378 19.5 2617 63 11 21.1 33.9
2008 Archery 36A 31 284 10.9 1948 25 6 12 44
2008 Archery 49 43 470 9.1 3512 30 13 30 33.3
2008 Archery 50 48 426 11.4 3212 36 12 8.5 22.5
2007 Archery 36A 38 223 17.2 1464 32 7 12.6 52.7
2007 Archery 49 67 426 15.8 3055 46 20 34.1 32.6
2007 Archery 50 51 376 13.6 2686 47 4 25.4 36.2
2006 Archery 36A 28 182 15.4 26 2 28 24
2006 Archery 49 70 422 16.6 53 13 38.1 38.1
2006 Archery 50 69 463 14.9 57 11 32.8 18.1
2005 Archery 36A 33 203 16.3 1436 30 3 23.3 50
2005 Archery 49 52 388 13.4 2996 34 18 49.7 26.6
2005 Archery 50 64 451 14.2 3212 56 8 14.3 48
2004 Archery 36A 37 211 17.5 1575 31 6 19.4 38.7
2004 Archery 49 35 390 9 2880 25 10 4 44
2004 Archery 50 78 570 13.7 3650 62 15 8.1 37.1
2003 Archery 36A 22 246 9 1775 17 5 38 44
2003 Archery 49 46 337 14 2246 38 7 18 36
2003 Archery 50 57 521 11 3979 43 12 8 50
2002 Archery 36A 30 201 15 1516 23 7 10 57
2002 Archery 49 38 384 10 2655 33 5 21 38
2002 Archery 50 63 497 13 3717 50 13 15 60
2001 Archery 36A 34 199 17 1433 30 4 14 50
2001 Archery 49 38 317 12 1990 33 5 20 37
2001 Archery 50 65 420 15 3190 57 8 17 53
2000 Archery 36A 18 11 7 65 19
2000 Archery 49 31 29 2 72 13
2000 Archery 50 53 32 21 67 14
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 45.26 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 927,573 acres   45.3%
Graph illustrating 32.75 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 671,159 acres   32.8%
Graph illustrating 18.09 percent Private 370,772 acres   18.1%
Graph illustrating 3.24 percent State of Idaho 66,320 acres   3.2%
Graph illustrating 0.54 percent U.S. National Park Service (NPS) 11,080 acres   0.5%
Graph illustrating 0.08 percent State of Idaho 1,710 acres   0.1%
Graph illustrating 0.03 percent Other 522 acres   0%
Graph illustrating 0 percent U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 64 acres   0%
Graph illustrating 0 percent U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) 40 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.