Elk

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  • 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/Deer Left to Waste; Public’s Help Sought

    Contact CAP at 1-800-632-5999, twenty-four hours a day.

  • Bull elk

    Proper Carcass Disposal Completes a Successful Hunt

    Hunters who are successful at harvesting a big game animal are required by law to remove and care for all of the edible meat. This includes the meat from hind quarters as far down as the hock, meat of the front quarters as far down as the knee, and meat along the backbone which is the loin and tenderloin.

  • Elk after capture and release.

    Getting to know our elk a little bit better.

    For the past several years, Idaho Fish and Game has been working on a project to get to know our elk a bit better.  Efforts and methods to monitor elk populations have always been a high priority for Fish and Game, but recently, new technology has given us an opportunity to walk a mile in our elk’s “shoes”…. ermm… I mean “hooves”, like we never have before.

  • Tex Creek WMA, Henry's Creek Fire Idaho Falls road facing NE

    Eastern Idaho fire prompts commission to offer special hunts

    In response to a wildfire that burned about 75 percent of the Tex Creek Wildlife Management Area near Idaho Falls, Idaho Fish and Game is offering special controlled hunts with 500 antlerless deer tags and 500 antlerless elk tags to be sold on a first-come, first-served basis at 10 a.m. (Mountain Time) on Oct. 13. 

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    Multiple Felony Charges Filed in Wildlife Poaching Case

    A total of 35 felony wildlife charges involving conspiracy to unlawfully possess big game animals have been filed against seven individuals for their alleged roles in a 2015 Adams County poaching case. The charges come after months of investigative work by Idaho Fish and Game officers with assistance from the Adams County Prosecutor’s office.

    Four other individuals face misdemeanor wildlife charges for their roles in the case.

  • Military Training to be Conducted in Owyhee County’s Hunt Unit 40

    The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has issued the following news release which will be of interest to unit 40 hunters.

Elk

Cervus canadensis

IDAPA Classification: Big Game
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