36% Private, 64% Public, 13% USFS, 48% BLM, 1% Wilderness, 1% NPS
Aerial surveys are not conducted in the South
Hills Zone due to the large land area and
dispersed wintering elk population? Fish and
Game receives annual agricultural crop and
property damage within this zone? Management
issues (primarily agricultural issues) and hunting
opportunity (quality) are similar across the GMUs
proposed to be included in this zone? Grouping
them will better allow wildlife managers to
balance preserving quality hunting opportunities
by slowly increasing elk populations while being
watchful of and responsive to depredation
concerns? Elk populations will be allowed to stabilize or slowly increase to sustain valued highquality hunting opportunities while maintaining
property damage complaints at or below current
levels by implementing new and proactive
measures for increasing landowner tolerance
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.
Weather can vary by elevation. See how weather varies by elevation within a unit by selecting an elevation range. Elevation ranges are based on weather stations in or near the unit. Not all weather elements are available within the unit.
Use temperature ranges to plan and prepare for your hunt. Large swings indicate a good layering system should be used.
Be sure to make note of the extreme temperatures as these often pose the greatest risk to hunters.
If you plan on hunting in higher elevation, as a rule of thumb, expect the tempture to decrease roughly 5° for every 1000' in elevation gain.