Elk

News

  • Big Game flights begin in the Lolo Zone

    A helicopter flying low and slow over select areas is the most efficient way to count big game and determine the ratio of males and females. 

  • Upper Snake Region winter conditions report Dec. 23

    Animals were in good to excellent condition entering winter, and moderate rains and warm temperatures in the fall months resulted in a fair supply of fall forage for big game.

  • Egin-Hamer closure goes into effect January 1st

    The Egin-Hamer Area Closure places nearly 500 square miles of land off-limits to human entry for the protection of wintering deer, elk, and moose herds.  The closure begins on January first and lasts through the end of March on lands south of the Egin-Hamer Road and until April 30, north of it.  Once again, signs marking the area north of the Egin-Hamer road are fluorescent orange, while signs for the earlier opening southern portion are lime green colored.

  • Big Game Seasons and Rules 2015 - 2016
  • stackyard, Magic Valley, John Guthrie

    F&G helps protect haystacks from growing elk herds

    Preventing crop depredation is getting more emphasis and funding thanks to partnerships. Fish and Game spent about $500,000 in 2016 to build fencing around haystacks to discourage elk and deer from helping themselves this winter. 

  • Mule deer, radio collar, telemetry, Southwest Region

    I found a radio collar, what should I do?

    Idaho Fish and Game places hundreds of collars on animals annually to track their survival, seasonal movements, and get more information about them. That means there are literally thousands of collared animals running around Idaho. 

  • Hunter Report Icon

    Hunters reminded to report on deer, elk, pronghorn tags

    With most of the major big game hunting seasons over for the year, Idaho Fish and Game reminds hunters who purchased a 2016 deer, elk, or pronghorn tag to report the results of their big game hunts as soon as possible.

  • Big game season setting meeting planned in Sandpoint

    The Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) is starting to collect public input to develop big game hunting season proposals for 2017 and 2018. Big game seasons are now set for a two year period, so the hunting seasons being developed will be for the next two years.

    The first public meeting is scheduled in Sandpoint on Thursday, December 8. The meeting will be held at the Sandpoint Event Center, located at 102 S. Euclid Avenue. The meeting will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

  • Mule deer, Boise Foothills, Southwest Region, Winter range

    Give wintering wildlife a break on the Boise River WMA

    Boise River WMA makes it possible for one of the state’s largest mule deer herds to thrive near Idaho’s largest population center. Depending on the year, 5,000 to 8,000 mule deer and up to 1,800 elk use the WMA to escape snow.

  • Big Game Season Public Input Meeting

    The Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) is starting to collect public input to develop big game hunting season proposals for 2017 and 2018.  Big game seasons are now set for a two year period, so the hunting seasons being developed will be for the next two years.

     The first public meeting is scheduled in Sandpoint on Thursday, December 8.  The meeting will be held at the Ponderay Event Center, located at 401 Bonner Mall Way. The meeting will run from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Elk

Cervus canadensis

IDAPA Classification: Big Game
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