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  • Idaho Super Hunt logo screen shot

    Last chance for Super Hunt drawing

    Thursday, August 10 is the last day to enter this year's Super Hunt drawing and a chance at winning the hunt of a lifetime.

    Tags for two elk, two deer, two pronghorn hunts and one moose hunt will be drawn, as well as a "Super Hunt Combo" that will entitle the winner to hunt for all four species - elk, deer, pronghorn and moose.

  • Dead deer lying on side of road after hit by vehicle in Idaho

    Dead Wildlife

    One common call we receive at Idaho Department of Fish and Game is about dead wildlife. Several times per week, we receive reports of dead deer, foxes, elk, or even bears. Often, the caller requests that IDFG staff come out to move or remove the carcass. Sometimes, people become frustrated when the carcass is not removed immediately.

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    Finding Injured or Orphaned Wildlife: What to Do

    The local Idaho Fish and Game office takes one or more calls every week about injured or distressed wildlife. Examples include an orphaned calf elk, a deer stuck in a soccer net,  and a deer with an arrow sticking out of its neck. Each situation is different, and our response to each animal takes those differences into account. Here are a few Frequently Asked Questions we often get about wounded or orphaned wildlife:

    Question: What will Fish and Game do if I call to report an injured animal?

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    What the heck is an elk doing under a helicopter? F&G elk monitoring

    The focus of the study is to calculate elk survival rates, which is one of the most important factors in population dynamics.

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    Hunting depredating elk at night – with a dart gun

    We were preparing to climb inside a muggy, mosquito-infested ground blind in hopes of darting an elk that grazed within 35 yards of our concealed location.

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    Resident Sawtooth Zone Elk A & B Tags sold out

    Idaho Sawtooth Zone Elk A and B tags for residents in game management hunt units 33, 34, 35 and 36 are sold out for 2017.

    Due to high demand, half of the Sawtooth Zone elk tags were sold only at Fish and Game offices and license vendors beginning at 10 a.m. Mountain Time, with the remaining half sold only online starting at 1 p.m. All of the Sawtooth Zone's 496 allotted elk A tags and 1,290 B tags sold quickly.

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  • Superhunt 2nd Chance

    Enter the 2nd Super Hunt Drawing!

    In 2015, Dawn Paynter won a Super Hunt elk tag.  This tag meant she was able to hunt elk in any open  hunt in the state.  

    “When I got the phone call, I couldn’t speak, and I had tears in my eyes,” Paynter said. “I knew I had endless opportunities to fill my tag and never doubted that I would harvest a large bull.”

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    Capped resident elk tags go on sale in early July

    Resident hunters wanting to purchase a general season elk tag in a capped zone will need to keep two dates in mind in early July.

    On Monday, July 10, all resident capped elk zone tags, except for the Sawtooth Zone, go on sale at 10 a.m. (MDT) at Fish and Game offices, license vendors, with a credit card by going online to https://id.outdoorcentral.us , or by calling (800) 554-8685.

  • Draw Results Available Now...

    Controlled hunt results available, pick up tags by August 1

    Big game hunters who were successful in drawing controlled hunt tags for deer, elk, pronghorn, fall turkey and black bear have until midnight Mountain Daylight Time, Tuesday, August 1 to buy their tags.

    Applicants can find out if they drew a tag by checking the controlled hunt drawing results on the Idaho Fish and Game web site at http://idfg.idaho.gov/CH.

Elk

Cervus canadensis

IDAPA Classification: Big Game
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