Elk General A Tag Season

Units 43, 48
Elk A Tag - Smoky-Bennett 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.

Units 43 & 48 ONLY

Units 43, 48
Units 43 and 48. Area Size: 837,843 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 43 48

General Season Harvest Statistics

Year Take Method Unit Harvest Hunters Success% Days Antlered Antlerless %Spike %6+Pts
2018 Archery 43 131 842 15.5 6304 108 23 15.6 46.8
2018 Archery 48 94 602 15.6 4419 76 18 25.7 45.1
2017 Archery 43 102 770 13.3 5279 95 7 11.3 47.3
2017 Archery 48 80 566 14.1 4563 52 28 16.4 39.3
2016 Archery 43 81 806 10.1 6159 70 12 15.3 55.1
2016 Archery 48 86 491 17.5 3605 69 17 14.9 48.1
2015 Archery 43 141 678 21 4830 126 15 12.2 43.9
2015 Archery 48 129 442 29 3527 104 25 17.6 50
2014 Archery 43 64 300 21 2371 59 5 10.2 51.1
2014 Archery 48 62 208 30 1524 48 13 20 40
2013 Archery 43 35 204 17 1528 30 4 6.6 36.2
2013 Archery 48 47 171 27.7 1215 40 7 29.2 28.3
2012 Archery 43 37 222 16.8 1904 35 2 11.4 46.8
2012 Archery 48 46 291 15.8 2513 37 9 12.8 39.9
2011 Archery 43 40 339 11.9 2796 34 6 2.9 26.1
2011 Archery 48 49 221 22.2 1830 44 5 10.9 35.9
2010 Archery 43 32 345 9.4 2691 26 6 13.6 51.6
2010 Archery 48 37 216 17 1577 33 4 26.2 29.3
2009 Archery 43 41 317 13 2281 39 2 32.1 50
2009 Archery 48 33 252 12.9 1876 23 10 13.3 31
2008 Archery 43 16 310 5.2 2189 15 1 13.3 46.7
2008 Archery 48 34 289 11.8 2435 26 7 23.1 34.6
2007 Archery 43 30 242 12.3 1743 29 1 7 54.7
2007 Archery 48 24 186 12.8 1303 20 3 15.2 69.5
2006 Archery 43 24 260 9.2 20 4 15 45
2006 Archery 48 42 314 13.4 40 2 7.4 55.4
2005 Archery 43 39 284 13.7 2108 36 3 13.9 58.3
2005 Archery 48 44 218 20.3 1726 41 3 24.3 46.6
2004 Archery 43 25 271 9.2 2110 23 2 21.7 21.7
2004 Archery 48 36 374 9.6 3406 30 6 6.7 16.7
2003 Archery 43 32 273 12 2110 28 3 13 58
2003 Archery 48 34 231 15 1834 27 6 29 42
2002 Archery 43 33 303 11 2436 27 6 0 35
2002 Archery 48 18 257 7 2089 17 1 13 47
2001 Archery 43 35 248 14 1795 33 2 13 42
2001 Archery 48 32 208 15 1614 23 9 13 57
2000 Archery 43 22 18 4 30 22
2000 Archery 48 20 18 2 51 21
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 82.82 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 693,932 acres   82.8%
Graph illustrating 9.39 percent Private 78,637 acres   9.4%
Graph illustrating 6.18 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 51,797 acres   6.2%
Graph illustrating 1.08 percent State of Idaho 9,044 acres   1.1%
Graph illustrating 0.4 percent U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) 3,347 acres   0.4%
Graph illustrating 0.12 percent Other 1,043 acres   0.1%
Graph illustrating 0.01 percent State of Idaho 43 acres   0%

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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.

No properties are currently available in this hunt area.
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Federally-designated Wilderness Areas

No motorized vehicles are allowed in these areas.