Elk General A Tag Season

Hunt Area Sawtooth A Tag
Elk A Tag - Sawtooth Zone 1000 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

Sawtooth Zone Tags sell out extremely fast! Nonresident allocation of Sawtooth tags (77 tags, which does not include outfitter allocation) on May 10 (May 11 for 2020) at 10 a.m. (Mountain Time). The resident allocation (875 tags) will be sold at two different times on July 12 (July 13 for 2020): at 10 a.m. (Mountain Time) at license vendors and 1 p.m. (Mountain Time) for online sales. Half the available resident tags will be sold at vendors and half online.

Hunt Area Sawtooth A Tag
All of Units 33, 34, 35 and 36. Area Size: 1,626,041 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 33 34 35 36

General Season Harvest Statistics

Year Take Method Unit Harvest Hunters Success% Days Antlered Antlerless %Spike %6+Pts
2018 Archery 33 53 178 29.8 922 42 11 45.7 25.9
2018 Archery 34 14 161 9 1024 12 2 0 60
2018 Archery 35 14 81 17 528 9 5 0 100
2018 Archery 36 70 228 30.8 1977 59 11 10.2 47.1
2017 Archery 33 37 179 20.9 1386 31 6 0 39.8
2017 Archery 34 33 121 27.5 1035 28 5 0 34.5
2017 Archery 35 7 87 7.6 597 2 5 0 0
2017 Archery 36 44 221 20.1 1872 34 10 0 44.5
2016 Archery 33 50 156 31.9 988 36 13 32.1 27.9
2016 Archery 34 20 90 22.3 548 16 4 7.6 64.1
2016 Archery 35 13 62 20.2 306 7 6 0 100
2016 Archery 36 68 223 30.4 1794 57 11 2.3 50.6
2015 Archery 33 51 188 27 1393 35 16 12.5 37.5
2015 Archery 34 25 113 22 905 23 1 6.2 37.5
2015 Archery 35 23 89 26 616 16 7 36.4 36.4
2015 Archery 36 43 192 22 1703 31 12 9.5 57.1
2014 Archery 33 54 171 32 1399 54 15 30
2014 Archery 34 27 155 18 1119 22 5 12.5 25
2014 Archery 35 30 95 31 654 27 3 0 50
2014 Archery 36 54 185 29 1522 41 14 0 46.7
2013 Archery 33 31 201 15.7 1412 24 7 8.2 34.7
2013 Archery 34 27 154 17.9 1120 20 7 15 37.5
2013 Archery 35 6 56 10.6 363 4 2 25 50
2013 Archery 36 38 150 25.3 1089 27 11 12.9 37.1
2012 Archery 33 28 180 15.3 1460 23 5 17.8 26.7
2012 Archery 34 16 151 10.3 1220 14 2 37 48.2
2012 Archery 35 13 71 18.4 532 12 1 0 83.4
2012 Archery 36 21 151 13.9 1103 12 9 25 25
2011 Archery 33 17 208 8 1616 17 6 41
2011 Archery 34 8 121 6.6 849 6 2 0 40
2011 Archery 35 12 55 21.3 348 12 0 25.6
2011 Archery 36 19 208 9.1 1734 17 2 7.7 46.2
2010 Archery 33 24 232 10.2 1663 20 4 37.2 26.3
2010 Archery 34 14 173 8.1 1323 10 4 30 50
2010 Archery 35 10 68 14.8 488 10 0 60.6
2010 Archery 36 22 221 10.1 1586 16 6 25.2 37.4
2009 Archery 33 16 291 5.5 1972 14 1 28.6 14.3
2009 Archery 34 19 178 10.6 1320 18 1 5.6 28.1
2009 Archery 35 6 62 9.7 423 6 0 50
2009 Archery 36 18 201 8.9 1624 12 6 0 25
2008 Archery 33 30 369 8.1 2693 26 4 3.9 23.2
2008 Archery 34 17 270 6.2 2096 15 2 66.3 6.7
2008 Archery 35 8 133 6 845 7 1 14.3 28.6
2008 Archery 36 21 292 7.2 2069 13 8 7.7 46.2
2007 Archery 33 28 359 7.8 2579 24 3 0 21.6
2007 Archery 34 29 275 10.6 2136 22 7 9.1 36.2
2007 Archery 35 9 156 5.8 955 9 0 33.3
2007 Archery 36 30 411 7.3 3110 25 5 4.1 66.9
2006 Archery 33 25 338 7.4 17 6 29.4 23.5
2006 Archery 34 14 154 9.1 10 3 20 20
2006 Archery 35 22 197 11.2 19 3 0 20.6
2006 Archery 36 57 394 14.5 35 18 2.9 53.6
2005 Archery 33 49 401 12.2 2875 33 16 15.2 36.4
2005 Archery 34 21 306 6.9 2289 14 7 14.3 28.6
2005 Archery 35 12 191 6.3 1132 7 5 28.6 42.9
2005 Archery 36 48 374 12.9 2622 32 16 24.9 24.9
2004 Archery 33 35 401 8.7 2743 28 7 25 17.9
2004 Archery 34 28 366 7.7 2892 14 14 14.3 57.1
2004 Archery 35 16 161 9.9 1017 14 2 14.3 28.6
2004 Archery 36 42 434 9.7 3280 32 10 18.8 43.8
2003 Archery 33 36 412 9 2774 32 4 21 25
2003 Archery 34 35 337 10 2432 20 14 22 28
2003 Archery 35 14 131 11 770 11 3 9 36
2003 Archery 36 41 436 9 3191 26 14 17 29
2002 Archery 33 39 460 8 3114 28 11 24 36
2002 Archery 34 23 319 7 2457 11 12 10 30
2002 Archery 35 12 204 6 1140 10 2 22 44
2002 Archery 36 31 410 8 3117 23 8 0 19
2001 Archery 33 40 439 9 2677 32 8 17 30
2001 Archery 34 30 343 9 2451 14 16 36 27
2001 Archery 35 17 157 11 808 15 2 21 57
2001 Archery 36 44 293 15 1866 31 13 28 34
2000 Archery 33 33 23 10 28 19
2000 Archery 34 26 21 5 22 22
2000 Archery 35 8 6 2 29 13
2000 Archery 36 26 22 4 10 26
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 92.19 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 1,499,031 acres   92.2%
Graph illustrating 3.14 percent Private 51,068 acres   3.1%
Graph illustrating 1.89 percent U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) 30,797 acres   1.9%
Graph illustrating 1.71 percent State of Idaho 27,725 acres   1.7%
Graph illustrating 0.65 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 10,590 acres   0.7%
Graph illustrating 0.41 percent Other 6,594 acres   0.4%
Graph illustrating 0.01 percent State of Idaho 236 acres   0%

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Federally-designated Wilderness Areas

No motorized vehicles are allowed in these areas.