Elk General A Tag Season

Unit 53
Elk A Tag - Snake River Zone Unlimited Tags

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

8/1/2019 - 12/31/2019

Elk (Cervus canadensis)
Either-sex Elk
Either sex may be taken.
Short-Range Weapons
Muzzleloader, Archery, Crossbow, Shotgun or Handgun.

  • 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

Unit 53 ONLY

Unit 53
All of Unit 53. Area Size: 1,176,418 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 53

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

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 64.12 percent Private 754,281 acres   64.1%
Graph illustrating 28.65 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 337,037 acres   28.6%
Graph illustrating 2.96 percent State of Idaho 34,784 acres   3%
Graph illustrating 2.7 percent U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) 31,796 acres   2.7%
Graph illustrating 1 percent Other 11,788 acres   1%
Graph illustrating 0.22 percent State of Idaho 2,569 acres   0.2%
Graph illustrating 0.21 percent U.S. National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) 2,491 acres   0.2%
Graph illustrating 0.12 percent State of Idaho 1,445 acres   0.1%
Graph illustrating 0.02 percent U.S. National Park Service (NPS) 229 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.

There are no wilderness areas in this hunt.