Elk General A Tag Season

Units 55, 56 and 57
Elk A Tag - South Hills 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.

Units 55, 56 & 57 ONLY. Motorized Hunting Rule Applies in Unit 56.

Units 55, 56 and 57
All of Units 55, 56 and 57. Area Size: 1,455,301 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 55 56 57

General Season Harvest Statistics

Year Take Method Unit Harvest Hunters Success% Days Antlered Antlerless %Spike %6+Pts
2018 Archery 55 9 141 6.1 907 9 17 66
2018 Archery 56 39 245 15.8 1796 37 2 15.2 61.3
2018 Archery 57 12 151 7.7 1163 12 0 67.1
2017 Archery 55 12 120 10.2 681 12 0 74.8
2017 Archery 56 24 244 9.9 1646 24 6.3 70.2
2017 Archery 57 5 102 4.5 689 5 0 66.7
2016 Archery 55 18 109 16.1 724 18 7.9 67
2016 Archery 56 26 180 14.7 1215 23 3 5.9 62.7
2016 Archery 57 5 88 6.2 441 5 0 100
2015 Archery 55 10 106 10 593 10 14.3 71.4
2015 Archery 56 13 157 8 975 12 1 0 62.5
2015 Archery 57 9 70 12 483 9 16.7 66.7
2014 Archery 55 18 117 15 666 15 3 16.7 66.7
2014 Archery 56 30 193 16 1159 25 5 10 90
2014 Archery 57 5 72 7 428 5 0 50
2013 Archery 55 0 0
2013 Archery 56 22 276 7.8 2067 16 6 22.8 57.9
2013 Archery 57 0 0
2012 Archery 56 18 231 7.7 1613 17 1 5.9 70.3
2011 Archery 55
2011 Archery 56 9 147 6.1 1061 9 22.2 77.8
2011 Archery 57
2010 Archery 55 0 0 0 0
2010 Archery 56 22 144 15.2 1003 17 5 38.5 28.9
2010 Archery 57 0 0 0 0
2009 Archery 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 Archery 56 5 68 7.4 589 4 1 25 25
2009 Archery 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 Archery 55
2008 Archery 56 8 91 8.8 604 6 2 16.7 66.7
2008 Archery 57
2007 Archery 55 0 0
2007 Archery 56 17 67 26.1 450 17 50 5.7
2007 Archery 57 0 0
2006 Archery 55 0 0
2006 Archery 56 4 46 8.7 4 0 75
2006 Archery 57 0 0
2005 Archery 55
2005 Archery 56 1 25 4 194 1 0 0 100
2005 Archery 57
2004 Archery 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 Archery 56 4 35 11.4 281 4 0 0 75
2004 Archery 57 0 2 0 11 0 0 0 0
2003 Archery 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 Archery 56 0 21 0 185 0 0 0 0
2003 Archery 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 Archery 56 0 27 0 199 0 0 0 0
2001 Archery 56 2 19 11 125 2 0 0 100
2000 Archery 55 0 0 0 0 0
2000 Archery 56 2 1 1 67 22
2000 Archery 57 0 0 0 0 0
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 46.35 percent Private 674,490 acres   46.3%
Graph illustrating 28.76 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 418,531 acres   28.8%
Graph illustrating 15.35 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 223,316 acres   15.3%
Graph illustrating 4.3 percent U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) 62,569 acres   4.3%
Graph illustrating 2.58 percent State of Idaho 37,611 acres   2.6%
Graph illustrating 1.92 percent U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 27,985 acres   1.9%
Graph illustrating 0.56 percent U.S. National Park Service (NPS) 8,098 acres   0.6%
Graph illustrating 0.16 percent State of Idaho 2,376 acres   0.2%
Graph illustrating 0.01 percent U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) 113 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.