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Region 4
Magic Valley Region
Bennett Hills Elk Zone
Units 45, 52

Game Management Unit Boundary

Those portions of BLAINE, CAMAS, GOODING, AND LINCOLN COUNTIES within the following boundary: beginning at Gooding, then north on State Highway 46 to U.S. 20, then east on U.S. 20 to Carey, then southwest on U.S. 93 to Shoshone, then west on U.S. 26 to Gooding, the point of beginning. The boundary of the Craters of the Moon National Monument was recently greatly enlarged by Presidential Proclamation. Approximately 410,512 acres of the expansion will be primarily managed by the National Park Service which has stated its intention to close this area to hunting. The State of Idaho strongly opposes this action and is working to keep this area open to hunting in accordance with the language in the Presidential Proclamation which assures continued jurisdiction over wildlife by the State of Idaho. At the time of this printing, the issue remains unresolved. It is the hunter’s responsibility to check the current status of open/closed area boundaries prior to hunting.

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Public Access

Land Ownership

State of Idaho Graph illustrating 3.33 percent 3.33 %
Private Graph illustrating 31.59 percent 31.59 %
U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Graph illustrating 65.07 percent 65.07 %

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Ownership data source: Inside Idaho

Access Yes! Properties

No properties are currently available in Unit 52.
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National Forests

No National Forest lands fall within Unit 52.

Federally-designated Wilderness Areas

There are no wilderness areas in Unit 52.

Land Use/Cover

Dryland Agriculture Graph illustrating 2.43 percent 2.43 %
Irrigated-Gravity Flow Graph illustrating 15.83 percent 15.83 %
Irrigated-Sprinkler Graph illustrating 2.52 percent 2.52 %
Rangeland Graph illustrating 78.53 percent 78.53 %
Riparian Graph illustrating 0.1 percent 0.1 %
Water Graph illustrating 0.59 percent 0.59 %

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Land Use data source: IDWR

Services

Outfitters & Guides

Unit 52 Hunting Outfitters

No pack trip outfitters are available in Unit 52.

Lodging, Camping & Services in Unit 52

* Services pages courtesy of the Official Idaho Travel and Tourism Guide