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Elk - Hunting Information

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 


Elk hunting is managed in 28 elk zones with a 2-tag system in most zones - A tag & B tag. In general, 'A tags' provide more opportunity for muzzleloader and archery hunters and B tags provide more opportunity for center fire rifle hunters. Hunters may select one zone and choose either an A tag or a B tag.

Hunt Planner - plan your hunting adventure here!
The Idaho Hunt Planner is an interactive search and mapping engine for hunting opportunities in Idaho.  Tools include map center, trip planner, searchable drawing odds and harvest data, even photos of Idaho’s backcountry.
WMA location

Thirty-two Wildlife Management Areas protect wildlife habitat and are available for hunting, fishing and other public enjoyment of wildlife. Each area is dedicated to primary purposes such as big game, waterfowl and upland game.

Access Yes!
This Fish and Game program provides hunting and fishing access to private land or through private land to public land.  View the list of properties enrolled in the Access Yes! program and what they provide.
SuperHunt - your chance for the hunt of a lifetime!
Idaho Super Hunt tags allow hunters to participate in any open hunt in the state for deer, elk, pronghorn and/or moose. To win a tag hunters need to purchase entries for the Super Hunt drawings. These drawings raise money for the Access Yes! program.



Backcountry elk hunting video

Elk Hunting in Idaho's Back Country

Seventy percent of Idaho is public land, and elk are found in every type of terrain.  A back country elk hunt in Idaho’s national forests is a dream for many a hunter. Pulled from Fish and Game’s video archives is one such adventure.


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Tuesday Nov. 17, 2015
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Q: Junior Hunter able to shoot either sex?
Monday Nov. 16, 2015
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Q: If hunting in the Any Weapon Season, for elk, deer, etc. can I use a bow and arrow? What if I don't have an archery license, but just my regular hunting license?
Wednesday Nov. 4, 2015
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Q: Leftover nonresident tags?
Wednesday Nov. 4, 2015
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Q: Is there a lottery for elk in Idaho?
Tuesday Nov. 3, 2015
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Q: If a youth has purchased a general season elk tag (Unit 39 Nov.1-Nov.9) are they allowed to harvest either sex?


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Last Updated: November 12, 2015 
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