Elk Controlled Hunt Landowner Permission Required Extra Antlerless Season

Hunt Area 51-1X
Elk Controlled Hunt 2263 25 Tags

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

1/1/2020 - 2/15/2020

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.


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 51-1X
That portion of Unit 51 on or within one mile of private agricultural lands. "Private agricultural lands" are defined as private lands dedicated to growing or storing plants for profit, either currently or in the most recent growing or grazing season, in the form of pasture or stored feed for animal production, croplands, nurseries, vineyards or orchards, but which do not include private timberlands. Area Size: 604,464 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 51

Controlled Hunt Harvest Statistics

Year Hunt# Area Hunters Harvest Success% Days Antlered Antlerless %Spike %6+Pts
2017 2273 51-1X 3 3 100 13 3
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

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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 44.75 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 270,468 acres   44.7%
Graph illustrating 44.55 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 269,317 acres   44.6%
Graph illustrating 8.17 percent Private 49,393 acres   8.2%
Graph illustrating 2.22 percent State of Idaho 13,447 acres   2.2%
Graph illustrating 0.3 percent U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 1,839 acres   0.3%

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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.