Elk Controlled Hunt Antlered Season

Hunt Area 48
Elk Controlled Hunt 2026 20 Tags

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

10/1/2019 - 10/14/2019

Species
Elk (Cervus canadensis)
Antlered Elk
Only elk with at least one antler longer than 6 inches may be taken in any season which is open for antlered elk only. In antlered or spike-only seasons, antlers much accompany the carcass while in transit.
Any Weapon
Rifle, Archery, Muzzleloader, Shotgun, or Handgun.

Restrictions

No special restrictions.

Hunt Area 48
All of Unit 48. Area Size: 389,791 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 48

Controlled Hunt Harvest Statistics

Year Hunt# Area Hunters Harvest Success% Days Antlered Antlerless %Spike %6+Pts
2018 2028 48 10 6 60 47 6 0 50
2018 2029 48 110 61 55 773 61 9.4 55.2
2017 2028 48 10 6 61 62 6 0 80.3
2017 2029 48 110 38 35 770 38 7.7 70.9
2016 2026 48 10 8 80 54 8 0 62.5
2016 2027 48 109 50 46 707 50 0 74.9
2015 2026 48 10 6 57 59 6 0 75
2015 2027 48 108 53 49 740 51 1 10 37.5
2014 2024 48-1 10 7 67 57 7 0 66.7
2014 2025 48-1 106 47 44 587 47 5.1 51.3
2013 2024 48-1 10 6 60 36 6 0 100
2013 2025 48-1 101 40 40 628 40 12 46
2012 2024 48-1 10 7 70 36 7 0 57.1
2012 2025 48-1 110 35 32 548 35 5.8 50.2
2011 2024 48-1 10 6 55 61 6 18.2 63.6
2011 2025 48-1 109 40 36 704 40 12.5 21.6
2010 2023 48-1 10 4 40 33 4 0 50
2010 2024 48-1 107 53 50 688 53 22.6 52.8
2009 2022 48-1 10 2 20 58 2 0 100
2009 2023 48-1 99 36 36 582 36 8.4 43.9
2008 2022 48-1 9 6 67 58 6 0 33
2008 2023 48-1 144 42 29 876 42 14 30
2007 2022 48-1 9 3 33 63 3 0 67
2007 2023 48-1 142 48 34 842 48 17 35
2006 2022 48-1 9 3 33 60 3 0 33
2006 2023 48-1 112 36 32 746 34 26 32
2005 2024 48-1 9 9 100 38 9 0 0 78
2005 2025 48-1 141 59 42 911 58 1 9 17
2004 2024 48-1 8 4 50 21 4 0 25 50
2004 2025 48-1 144 51 35 763 49 0 4 49
2003 2024 48-1 10 6 60 65 6 0 0 67
2003 2025 48-1 142 51 36 897 51 0 20 42
2002 2024 48-1 19 15 79 83 15 0 0 60
2002 2025 48-1 175 58 33 971 53 5 14 42
2001 2024 48-1 19 8 42 129 8 0 0 75
2001 2025 48-1 180 50 28 1127 46 4 12 60
2000 2024 48-1 9 9 0 0 75
2000 2025 48-1 66 65 0 24 33
Source: Harvest Statistics Database compiled from Mandatory Harvest Reports and Check Station Records
* In 2000 hunter information not collected.

Drawing Odds for 1st & 2nd Choice Applicants (controlled hunts only)

Hunt Information 1st Choice 2nd Choice Total
Year Hunt# Area Draw* Applicants Permits Awarded Success% Applicants Permits Awarded Success% Total Awarded Permit Quota
2018 2028 48 1 156 10 6 90 0 0 10 10
2018 2029 48 1 561 115 20 333 0 0 115 115
2018 2029 48 2 136 2 1 66 0 0 2 2
2017 2028 48 1 156 10 6 65 0 0 10 10
2017 2029 48 1 638 115 18 406 0 0 115 115
2016 2026 48 1 151 10 7 64 0 0 10 10
2016 2027 48 1 586 115 20 322 0 0 115 115
2016 2027 48 2 206 4 2 107 0 0 4 4
2015 2026 48 1 147 10 7 87 0 0 10 10
2015 2027 48 1 507 115 23 358 0 0 115 115
2015 2027 48 2 67 1 1 51 0 0 1 1
2014 2024 48-1 1 130 10 8 77 0 0 10 10
2014 2025 48-1 1 360 115 32 241 0 0 115 115
2014 2025 48-1 2 130 3 2 53 0 0 3 3
2013 2024 48-1 1 128 10 8 70 0 0 10 10
2013 2025 48-1 1 400 115 29 294 0 0 115 115
2013 2025 48-1 2 77 2 3 67 0 0 2 2
2012 2024 48-1 1 122 10 8 60 0 0 10 10
2012 2025 48-1 1 421 115 27 233 0 0 115 115
2012 2025 48-1 2 119 3 3 50 0 0 3 3
2011 2024 48-1 1 122 10 8 73 0 0 10 10
2011 2025 48-1 1 406 115 28 258 0 0 115 115
2011 2025 48-1 2 135 3 2 54 0 0 3 3
2010 2023 48-1 1 138 10 7 59 0 0 10 10
2010 2024 48-1 1 365 115 32 268 0 0 115 115
2010 2024 48-1 2 111 4 4 68 0 0 4 4
2009 2022 48-1 1 117 10 9 96 0 0 10 10
2009 2023 48-1 1 344 115 33 254 0 0 115 115
2009 2023 48-1 2 59 2 3 49 0 0 2 2
2008 2022 48-1 1 165 10 6 91 0 0 10 10
2008 2023 48-1 1 447 150 34 233 0 0 150 150
2008 2023 48-1 2 131 6 5 64 0 0 6 6
2007 2022 48-1 1 144 10 7 98 0 0 10 10
2007 2023 48-1 1 385 150 39 254 0 0 150 150
2007 2023 48-1 2 127 8 6 86 0 0 8 8
2006 2022 48-1 1 177 10 6 92 0 0 10 10
2006 2023 48-1 1 400 150 38 329 0 0 150 150
2006 2023 48-1 2 67 4 6 57 0 0 4 4
2005 2024 48-1 1 159 10 6 100 0 0 10 10
2005 2025 48-1 1 455 150 33 270 0 0 150 150
2005 2025 48-1 2 95 4 4 69 0 0 4 4
2004 2024 48-1 1 192 10 5 112 0 0 10 10
2004 2025 48-1 1 462 150 32 290 0 0 150 150
2004 2025 48-1 2 105 4 3 80 0 0 4 4
2003 2024 48-1 1 205 10 4 95 0 0 10 10
2003 2025 48-1 1 399 150 37 283 0 0 150 150
2002 2024 48-1 1 261 20 7 139 0 0 20 20
2002 2025 48-1 1 510 200 39 317 0 0 200 200
2001 2024 48-1 1 222 20 9 109 0 0 20 20
2001 2025 48-1 1 520 200 38 345 0 0 200 200
2000 2024 48-1 1 268 20 7 104 0 0 20 20
2000 2025 48-1 1 421 200 47 358 0 0 200 200
1999 2023 48-1 1 241 15 6 121 0 0 15 15
1999 2024 48-2 1 421 125 29 277 0 0 125 125
1998 2023 48-1 1 185 15 8 68 0 0 15 15
1998 2024 48-2 1 64 25 39 69 0 0 25 25
1998 2025 48-3 1 371 100 27 223 0 0 100 100
Source: Drawing Odds Database
* Beginning in 2004, a second drawing was held for unclaimed tags.

Drawing Odds for Resident & NonResident Applicants (controlled hunts only)

Hunt Information Resident NonResident Total
Year Hunt# Area Draw* 1st Choice Applicants Permits Awarded 1st Choice Success% 1st Choice Applicants Permits Awarded 1st Choice Success% Total Awarded Permit Quota
2018 2028 48 1 134 9 7 22 1 5 10 10
2018 2029 48 1 466 104 22 95 11 12 115 115
2018 2029 48 2 116 2 2 20 0 0 2 2
2017 2028 48 1 128 9 7 28 1 4 10 10
2017 2029 48 1 515 104 20 123 11 9 115 115
2016 2026 48 1 138 9 7 13 1 8 10 10
2016 2027 48 1 509 104 20 77 11 14 115 115
2016 2027 48 2 184 3 2 22 1 5 4 4
2015 2026 48 1 138 10 7 9 0 0 10 10
2015 2027 48 1 434 104 24 73 11 15 115 115
2015 2027 48 2 62 1 2 5 0 0 1 1
2014 2024 48-1 1 118 10 8 12 0 0 10 10
2014 2025 48-1 1 312 104 33 48 11 23 115 115
2014 2025 48-1 2 121 3 2 9 0 0 3 3
2013 2024 48-1 1 112 9 8 16 1 6 10 10
2013 2025 48-1 1 368 107 29 32 8 25 115 115
2013 2025 48-1 2 72 2 3 5 0 0 2 2
2012 2024 48-1 1 110 10 9 12 0 0 10 10
2012 2025 48-1 1 374 104 28 47 11 23 115 115
2012 2025 48-1 2 112 2 2 7 1 14 3 3
2011 2024 48-1 1 111 9 8 11 1 9 10 10
2011 2025 48-1 1 374 106 28 32 9 28 115 115
2011 2025 48-1 2 120 3 2 15 0 0 3 3
2010 2023 48-1 1 132 10 8 6 0 0 10 10
2010 2024 48-1 1 329 104 32 36 11 31 115 115
2010 2024 48-1 2 101 4 4 10 0 0 4 4
2009 2022 48-1 1 110 9 8 7 1 14 10 10
2009 2023 48-1 1 293 104 35 51 11 22 115 115
2009 2023 48-1 2 50 2 4 9 0 0 2 2
2008 2022 48-1 1 151 9 6 14 1 7 10 10
2008 2023 48-1 1 405 135 33 42 15 36 150 150
2008 2023 48-1 2 123 5 4 8 1 12 6 6
2007 2022 48-1 1 137 10 7 7 0 0 10 10
2007 2023 48-1 1 343 136 40 42 14 33 150 150
2007 2023 48-1 2 111 8 7 16 0 0 8 8
2006 2022 48-1 1 166 9 5 11 1 9 10 10
2006 2023 48-1 1 362 137 38 38 13 34 150 150
2006 2023 48-1 2 64 4 6 3 0 0 4 4
2005 2024 48-1 1 145 10 7 14 0 0 10 10
2005 2025 48-1 1 410 144 35 45 6 13 150 150
2005 2025 48-1 2 90 4 4 5 0 0 4 4
2004 2024 48-1 1 172 10 5 20 0 0 10 10
2004 2025 48-1 1 390 136 34 72 14 19 150 150
2004 2025 48-1 2 92 4 4 13 0 0 4 4
2003 2024 48-1 1 188 9 4 17 1 5 10 10
2003 2025 48-1 1 360 135 37 39 15 38 150 150
2002 2024 48-1 1 241 19 7 20 1 5 20 20
2002 2025 48-1 1 442 180 40 68 20 29 200 200
2001 2024 48-1 1 205 18 8 17 2 11 20 20
2001 2025 48-1 1 470 180 38 50 20 40 200 200
2000 2024 48-1 1 248 18 7 20 2 10 20 20
2000 2025 48-1 1 375 181 48 46 19 41 200 200
1999 2023 48-1 1 226 15 6 15 0 0 15 15
1999 2024 48-2 1 385 119 30 36 6 16 125 125
1998 2023 48-1 1 175 14 8 10 1 10 15 15
1998 2024 48-2 1 61 25 41 3 0 0 25 25
1998 2025 48-3 1 341 95 27 30 5 16 100 100
Source: Drawing Odds Database
* Beginning in 2004, a second drawing was held for unclaimed tags.

Resident Tags and Permits

  • Adult Elk Tag
  • Jr./Sr./DAV Elk Tag
  • Controlled Hunt Application Fee
  • Handicapped Motor Vehicle Permit*

NonResident Tags and Permits

  • Junior Mentored Elk Tag
  • Adult Elk Tag
  • Controlled Hunt Application Fee
  • 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 69.39 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 270,458 acres   69.4%
Graph illustrating 16.72 percent Private 65,162 acres   16.7%
Graph illustrating 11.81 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 46,034 acres   11.8%
Graph illustrating 2.08 percent State of Idaho 8,095 acres   2.1%
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.

Federally-designated Wilderness Areas

No motorized vehicles are allowed in these areas.

There are no wilderness areas in this hunt.