Elk Controlled Hunt Landowner Permission Required Extra Antlerless Season

Hunt Area 31-3X
Elk Controlled Hunt 2260 25 Tags

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

1/1/2020 - 2/28/2020

Elk (Cervus canadensis)
Antlerless Elk
Only elk without antlers or with antlers shorter than 6 inches may be taken in any season which is open for antlerless elk only.
Any Weapon
Rifle, Archery, Muzzleloader, Shotgun, or Handgun.

  • Landowner Permission Hunt. Written permission from landowner who owns more than 159 acres in the hunt area is required to apply for this hunt. Landowner Permission Hunt Permits will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis at the Nampa, McCall and headquarters IDFG offices starting July 15. Do not apply for this hunt during the controlled hunt application period.
  • Short-range Weapons ONLY in a portion of this hunt, see note for details.

Private land ONLY. Short range weapons only in a portion of this hunt. This is a 2020 hunt. Hunters must purchase a 2020 hunting license before they may pick up a tag. Hunting license for 2020 will go on sale December 1, 2019.

Landowner Permission Required see page 111 of the Big Game Seasons and Rules Booklet).

Hunt Area 31-3X
Private lands only within that portion of Unit 31 that drains into the Weiser River downstream of and including that portion of the Pine Creek drainage south of Mill Creek, and that portion of Unit 31 that drains into the Snake River, upstream from and including the Grouse Creek drainage to the US Hwy 95 bridge in Weiser. EXCEPT short range weapons only south of the following boundary: beginning at the Unit 31 boundary where Indianhead Road intersects US Hwy 95, then west on Indianhead Road to Henkins Creek Road, then north on Henkins Creek Road to Olds Ferry Road, then west on Olds Ferry Road to the Galloway Canal, then north and west on the Galloway Canal to the Snake River which is the Unit 31 boundary. Area Size: 10,382 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 31

Controlled Hunt Harvest Statistics

Year Hunt# Area Hunters Harvest Success% Days Antlered Antlerless %Spike %6+Pts
2018 2204 31-1X 92 53 57 461 2 51 0 0
2018 2205 31-2X 50 30 60 233 1 28 0 100
2017 2204 31-1X 74 29 39 458 29
2017 2205 31-2X 44 12 28 277 12
2010 2239 31-1X 32 14 44 14
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
  • 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

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 1453.42 percent Private 150,894 acres   1453.4%
Graph illustrating 525.84 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 54,593 acres   525.8%
Graph illustrating 389.44 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 40,432 acres   389.4%
Graph illustrating 40.72 percent State of Idaho 4,228 acres   40.7%
Graph illustrating 0.85 percent U.S. National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) 88 acres   0.8%
Graph illustrating 0.77 percent U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) 80 acres   0.8%
Graph illustrating 0.66 percent State of Idaho 69 acres   0.7%

Make your own map of Hunt Area 31-3X Elk Controlled Hunt 2260
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.