Elk Hunting in Idaho Unit 40-1X: Owyhee Region

Objectives for the Owyhee Zone elk population are not derived from aerial surveys due to expansive land area, dispersed groups of elk, poorly defi ned winter range, and diffi cult winter access? This population is monitored using harvest data, occasion...

Unit 40-1X: Owyhee Region

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Scores
User Scores
Ease of Drawing
50
 
50
Success
64
 
64
Trophy Potential
0
 
N/A
Public Access
54
 
54
Ease of Terrain
94
 
94
Room to Breathe
100
 
100
Opportunity
20
 
20
Convenience
0
 
N/A
Ease of Effort
61
 
61
69
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County

Owyhee

Size

643 Square Miles (411,829 Acres)

Land Ownership

44% Private, 56% Public, 54% BLM

Latitude/Longitude

43.1837, -116.4637

Amenities

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

Elk Notes


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Objectives for the Owyhee Zone elk population are not derived from aerial surveys due to expansive land area, dispersed groups of elk, poorly defi ned winter range, and diffi cult winter access? This population is monitored using harvest data, occasional fi xed wing fl ights, and other biological observations? The elk population, to gradually increase as long as it is socially acceptable and does not impact the mule deer population?

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Elk Drawing Stats (2020)


Total Quota
100
Licenses Drawn
0
Licenses Surplus
100
Resident Quota
100
Nonresident Quota
10
Landowner Quota
0
Youth Quota
0
0%
Overall Unit
1st Choice Draw Odds
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Stats Apply For Sex Manner Season Type Draw Odds HuntScore Notes
2178
F
ANY
C
0%
0 Private land only, For application information, See Page 111

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Elk Harvest Stats (2020)


Total Hunters
77
Total Harvest
52
Harvest Male
0
Harvest Female
52
68%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
ALL
ALL
N/A 77 52
0
52
0
ANY
C
F
77 52
0
52
0
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Average Temps

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