Elk Hunting in Idaho Unit 63: Snake River Region

Management direction in the Snake River Zone involves decreasing the current elk population? The zone is dominated by agricultural lands and small communities that are not compatible with large numbers of resident elk? It is proposed to continue managi...

Unit 63: Snake River Region

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Scores
User Scores
Ease of Drawing
100
 
100
Success
27
 
27
Trophy Potential
0
 
N/A
Public Access
45
 
45
Ease of Terrain
99
 
99
Room to Breathe
30
 
30
Opportunity
90
 
90
Convenience
2
 
2
Ease of Effort
17
 
17
70
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County

Jefferson, Clark, Bonneville, Butte, Bingham

Size

2,009 Square Miles (1,286,054 Acres)

Land Ownership

35% Private, 65% Public, 21% BLM, 1% State, 5% Wilderness, 36% Military, 1% Other

Latitude/Longitude

43.6901, -112.5136

Amenities

There are 0 hospitals, 1 hotels, 0 campgrounds, and 0 grocery stores within a 20 mile radius.

Elk Notes


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Management direction in the Snake River Zone involves decreasing the current elk population? The zone is dominated by agricultural lands and small communities that are not compatible with large numbers of resident elk? It is proposed to continue managing for minimal elk numbers by using long, liberal hunting seasons and prompt responses to crop and property damage on agricultural lands

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Photos and Terrain Notes


Elk Drawing Stats (2021)


Total Quota
199,998
Licenses Drawn
785
Licenses Surplus
199,213
Resident Quota
199,998
Nonresident Quota
20,000
Landowner Quota
0
Youth Quota
0
100%
Overall Unit
1st Choice Draw Odds
Choose a hunt below to take a deeper dive into quotas, drawing odds, drawing trends, and harvest data.
Stats Apply For Sex Manner Season Type Draw Odds HuntScore Notes
2118
E
SRW
C
100%
79 Short range weapons only on Mud Lake WMA
2105
F
ANY
C
100%
79 Short range weaons only on Mud Lake WMA

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Elk Harvest Stats (2020)


Total Hunters
598
Total Harvest
184
Harvest Male
63
Harvest Female
121
31%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
A
G
N/A 2 0
0
0
0
ALL
ALL
N/A 598 184
63
121
0
ALL
G
N/A 9 0
0
0
0
ANY
C
F
348 111
5
106
0
Any
G
N/A 7 0
0
0
0
M
G
N/A 2 0
0
0
0
SRW
C
E
241 73
58
15
0
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Average Temps

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