Deer General Short-Range Weapon Season

Portion of Units 45 and 53
Regular Deer Tag Unlimited Tags

Non-resident tag quota of 15,500 total deer tags. See the Nonresident Tag Quotas for availability.

8/30/2019 - 11/6/2019

Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus)
White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)
Either-sex Mule and White-tailed Deer
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

That portion of Unit 53 west of U.S. Highway 93. The rest of Unit 53 is controlled hunt only.

Portion of Units 45 and 53
That portion of Unit 53 west of US Highway 93 and that portion of Unit 45 south of Interstate 84. Due to routing changes made to U.S. Highway 93, the eastern boundary for Unit 53 is: Beginning at the junction of U.S. Highway 93 and U.S. Highway 30 (east of Filer), north along Hwy 93 turning east at the junction of Polline Road, continuing east to Blue Lakes Blvd, then north across the Perrine Bridge following U.S. Highway 93 to U.S. Highway 26 in Shosone. Area Size: 356,381 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 45 53

Resident Tags and Permits

  • Adult Deer Tag
  • Jr./Sr./DAV Deer Tag
  • Handicapped Motor Vehicle Permit*

NonResident Tags and Permits

  • Junior Mentored Deer Tag
  • Adult Deer 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 74.28 percent Private 264,707 acres   74.3%
Graph illustrating 19.25 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 68,608 acres   19.3%
Graph illustrating 4.61 percent State of Idaho 16,429 acres   4.6%
Graph illustrating 0.73 percent Other 2,604 acres   0.7%
Graph illustrating 0.7 percent State of Idaho 2,499 acres   0.7%
Graph illustrating 0.41 percent State of Idaho 1,445 acres   0.4%
Graph illustrating 0.02 percent U.S. National Park Service (NPS) 53 acres   0%
Graph illustrating 0.01 percent U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) 35 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.