Elk Hunting in Idaho Unit 63 (Controlled Hunt Oppty.): Snake River Zone

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 (Controlled Hunt Oppty.): Snake River Zone

Scores


Ease of Drawing
100
 
100
Success
25
 
25
Trophy Potential
0
 
N/A
Public Access
29
 
29
Ease of Terrain
100
 
100
Room to Breathe
55
 
55
Opportunity
89
 
89
Convenience
2
 
2
Ease of Effort
17
 
17
70
HuntScore

Access Notes


Bureau of Land Management
US Forest Service
US Fish and Wildlife Service
US Forest Service National Grasslands
Indian Reservation
State, County, City; Park and Outdoor Recreation Areas
State Wildlife/Wilderness Areas
Bureau of Reclaimation
Department of the Defense
National Park Service
State
Other Federal Land
Private

Land Ownership
Legend


Size

1,985 Square Miles (1,270,675 Acres)

Land Ownership

36% Private, 65% Public, 21% BLM, 8% State, 36% Other

Latitude/Longitude

43.6908, -112.5135

Amenities

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

Elk Notes


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

HuntScore Tip

The quality of your hunt depends on you. Preseason scouting, preparation for the environmental conditions, and physical conditioning are important factors. The success and quality of your hunt will likely increase with the distance from your vehicle and roads.

State Agency Website

Visit Idaho Fish and Game

Other Species in Unit

Shiras Moose, Deer,

Photos and Terrain Notes


Unit Elevation Profile

HuntScore generates thousands of synthetic hikes in the unit to create an elevation profile. This profile is what you can expect to experience within a 2 mile hike from a road or trail in this unit.

Elevation in this unit ranges from 4442' to 6358' with a median elevation of 4839'. If you are preparing to hunt this unit you should train for hiking up and down slopes of 1.1%.

Distribution of Slopes From Hikes
Common Slope

This is typical incline or decline experienced while hiking from a road or trail in the unit

Elevation Range
Max Elevation: 6358'
Median Elevation: 4839'
Min Elevation: 4442'

Common Elevation Profiles

Elk Over The Counter Hunts (2020)


Below are OTC hunts available for Unit 63 (Controlled Hunt Oppty.): Snake River Zone.
Residency Species Deer Sex Manner Season Type Dates Notes
RSNRS
E
A
G
OTC
springall regular rifle seasons: 8/1-8/31, all archery only seasons: 8/1-9/30, springall regular rifle seasons: 9/1-11/30, all archery only seasons: 10/1-12/31, springall regular rifle seasons: 8/1-12/31 A Tag; Short range weapons only ? any elk Unit 63A only: Aug 1 - Aug 31; Archery only ? any elk Unit 68A only: Aug 1 - Sep 30; Short range weapons only ? antlerless only Unit 63A only: Sep 1 - Nov 30; Archery only ? antlerless only Unit 68A only: Oct 1 - Dec 31; Short range weapons only ? any elk Unit 53 only: Aug 1 - Dec 31

Elk Drawing Stats (2020)


Total Quota
199,998
Licenses Drawn
827
Licenses Surplus
199,171
Resident Quota
0
Nonresident Quota
0
Landowner Quota
0
Youth Quota
0
100%
Overall Unit
1st Choice Draw Odds
Choose a hunt below to take a deeper dive into hunt scores, drawing trends, and harvest data.
Stats Apply For Sex Manner Season Type Quota Drawn Surplus Resident Draw Odds NonResident Draw Odds Min Res. Points Min NonRes. Points Notes
2110
F
ANY
C
99999 478 99521
100%
100%
0 0 Sep 1 - Dec 31: Short range weaons only on Mud Lake WMA
2123
E
ANY
C
99999 349 99650
100%
100%
0 0 Aug 1 - Aug 30: Short range weapons only on Mud Lake WMA

Elk Harvest Stats (2019)


Total Hunters
442
Total Harvest
149
Harvest Male
39
Harvest Female
109
34%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth Success Rate Days Hunter
ALL
ALL
N/A 442 149
39
109
34% 7
ALL
G
N/A 18 2
2
9% 4
Any
C
N/A 193 64
39
24
33% 6
Any
C
N/A 231 83
83
36% 9
Any
G
N/A 15 0
0% 3
M
G
N/A 3 2
2
51.6% 8
HuntScore Tip: Ever hunt a unit with a 100% success rate and not see any animals? If you're nodding your head to any of these scenarios then you're one of the people who knows that statistics are a good guide, but they aren't a guarantee.

Harvests Trends


Overall harvests trends are broken down by hunt_code, manner, season, sex, type, and species of deer (if applicable) to the extent state wildlife managers provide such data.

Total Harvest

Success Rate

Days Per Hunter (To Harvest)

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