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#11964460 - 04/11/17 2017 Idaho Regulations  
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Thanks, didn't see it in the store on Monday night (hardcopy).



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I was in Sportsman's Warehouse this morning in Meridian and at that time they had not yet received their copies of the new regs. Said it'd probably be a few days.

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#11983566 - 04/19/17 Re: 2017 Idaho Regulations [Re: Mac7]  
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Same here, so went to F&G.


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#11983732 - 04/19/17 Re: 2017 Idaho Regulations [Re: Mac7]  
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We hunt deer in the Wood River valley quite a bit (unit 48). One of my partners has friends with the IDFG. They're saying that the fawn survival in that area this winter is zero. They didn't change the season, though. It won't affect the bigger buck numbers this year but there won't be any replacements for the future.


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#11984556 - 04/20/17 Re: 2017 Idaho Regulations [Re: Mac7]  
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Could someone explain to me what they mean exactly by,
"Within 1 mile of private land"
Does that mean hunting on public (state,county and Federal) land with in 1 mile of any private land (including lumber company), or private land that you own or lease?


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#11985093 - 04/20/17 Re: 2017 Idaho Regulations [Re: Mac7]  
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Usually it means ANY private land. Usually the idea is to harass the elk away from farm fields.
Give us a specific unit reference and I'll try to interpret what it means.


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#11986115 - 04/20/17 Re: 2017 Idaho Regulations [Re: Mac7]  
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#11986751 - 04/20/17 Re: 2017 Idaho Regulations [Re: Mac7]  
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About 15 years ago it was fairly easy to draw an Idaho moose tag. Many units had odds as good as 1 in 3. I drew the 1st time I applied. It was just a year or 2 later when they changed it from 1 moose in a lifetime to 1 of each sex. I got my bull but haven't ever applied for my cow tag.


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#11988084 - 04/21/17 Re: 2017 Idaho Regulations [Re: Mac7]  
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I have a friend, born and raised in Sagle, that needed 17 years for a panhandle tag. He drew five or so years ago and shot a nice one.


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#11988204 - 04/21/17 Re: 2017 Idaho Regulations [Re: whackem_stackem]  
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Originally Posted by whackem_stackem
Could someone explain to me what they mean exactly by,
"Within 1 mile of private land"
Does that mean hunting on public (state,county and Federal) land with in 1 mile of any private land (including lumber company), or private land that you own or lease?


Idaho (at least use to) specify that the "large corporate timber lands" (or something to that effect) was not deemed "private" land when it came to some hunts up near Potlatch that were private land only hunts. If it does not specify that large timber company lands are excluded as "private" for the hunt you're referring to, I think you're OK. You may want to call IDFG though.

What specific hunt are you asking about?


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Originally Posted by Rock Chuck
Usually it means ANY private land. Usually the idea is to harass the elk away from farm fields.
Give us a specific unit reference and I'll try to interpret what it means.

I was looking at the difference between a A tag and a B tag in unit 1.
Why would someone want a B tag over a A?
Are elk tags other than control hunts OTC for residents?

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#11989794 - 04/22/17 Re: 2017 Idaho Regulations [Re: Mac7]  
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I don't know much at all about unit 1, but elk tags are either OTC or a draw...for residents and non-residents. There's really not another option to distribute tags.

In some units/districts there are caps to the number of tags sold though, if that's what you mean.


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#11989808 - 04/22/17 Re: 2017 Idaho Regulations [Re: whackem_stackem]  
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Originally Posted by whackem_stackem
Why would someone want a B tag over a A?


The B tag gives more archery opportunity and the A tag gives more "any weapon" (rifle) opportunity. Luckily we don't have to choose a weapon in a lot of units. A guy can hunt archery, rifle, and muzzle loader all on one tag in some units. Idaho is more about quantity of opportunity than quality trophy units, for the good and bad.
I have a feeling a lot of cows are going to get killed this year.


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#11989823 - 04/22/17 Re: 2017 Idaho Regulations [Re: whackem_stackem]  
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Originally Posted by whackem_stackem
Originally Posted by Rock Chuck
Usually it means ANY private land. Usually the idea is to harass the elk away from farm fields.
Give us a specific unit reference and I'll try to interpret what it means.

I was looking at the difference between a A tag and a B tag in unit 1.
Why would someone want a B tag over a A?
Are elk tags other than control hunts OTC for residents?
Look at the hunt dates. A tags are more for archery and/or ML hunters. They'll give you a long bow or ML season and a short rifle season. B tags give you much longer rifle seasons.
The private land is any private land. You're going to need a land ownership map to figure out what's what. A lot of private land is forested and you can't tell it from public without a map. I suggest a GPS using the OnX map program for detailed boundaries.
Of course if you hunt outside of those date restrictions, you can hunt any public land.


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#11997382 - 04/25/17 Re: 2017 Idaho Regulations [Re: Mac7]  
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Idaho sucked another $2200 from my credit card...probably get it all back save the app fee though.

I am done applying for another year. Feels good.


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#11997452 - 04/25/17 Re: 2017 Idaho Regulations [Re: T_Inman]  
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Originally Posted by T_Inman
Idaho sucked another $2200 from my credit card...probably get it all back save the app fee though.

I am done applying for another year. Feels good.


Guess that means you're not going the elk,deer, antelope route....


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Negative...Cali bighorns. One year I may actually draw it.


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15 or 20 years ago, CA bighorn was a fairly easy draw and they had lots of tags. Some units had 1 in 2 or 3 odds. Then a disease wiped out a bunch of them. They dropped the Owyhee county tags from about 60 to 15 and they've never increased them.

I've never figured out if there's a real difference between the CA and Rocky Mtn versions. I suspect the only difference is which side of the Snake River they live on. I've searched for CA bighorns online and found nothing. They call it a subspecies of the Rocky Mtn but I can't find any difference other than location.


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#11998820 - 04/26/17 Re: 2017 Idaho Regulations [Re: whackem_stackem]  
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Originally Posted by whackem_stackem
Originally Posted by Rock Chuck
Usually it means ANY private land. Usually the idea is to harass the elk away from farm fields.
Give us a specific unit reference and I'll try to interpret what it means.

I was looking at the difference between a A tag and a B tag in unit 1.
Why would someone want a B tag over a A?
Are elk tags other than control hunts OTC for residents?


The Panhandle tags are OTC, I hunted Unit 4 for a number of years.

The A Tag gives you more archery and muzzleloader opportunity early in September, and in November and December - late in the year, if you can get into a Zone that has access. However, the challenge with the late seasons is access, the weather can be a big factor in how, and where, you hunt the Panhandle.

The B tag is for a gun-only type, and there are folks like that out there. Many of the guys I hunted with over the years would not take up a bow on a bet. They get the range advantage with the B tag, and I've seen a number of Idaho elk at 60-100 yards with bow, that I wouldn't take a hesitate a gun shot at.

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Originally Posted by T_Inman
Negative...Cali bighorns. One year I may actually draw it.


Give me a shout if you get drawn. I'm in Mtn. Home.


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Will do...but to be honest, I know right where they are in the unit I put in for, and in other units as well.

I've hunted chukar in the Bruneau desert since I was in college at the U of I and friends would take me down there....and e would always see them. Plus a few friends who have drawn one of the 46 tags have shown me exactly where to go...


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Originally Posted by Rock Chuck
15 or 20 years ago, CA bighorn was a fairly easy draw and they had lots of tags. Some units had 1 in 2 or 3 odds. Then a disease wiped out a bunch of them. They dropped the Owyhee county tags from about 60 to 15 and they've never increased them.

I've never figured out if there's a real difference between the CA and Rocky Mtn versions. I suspect the only difference is which side of the Snake River they live on. I've searched for CA bighorns online and found nothing. They call it a subspecies of the Rocky Mtn but I can't find any difference other than location.


From everything I have been able to gather, they're just a desert variety of Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep. While it can get pretty damn cold in the high desert country, I think Bergmann's rule comes into play...since Cali bighorns are a touch bit smaller than the true Rocky Mountain bighorns that I have been around.


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I'm just starting to research a possible ID DIY hunt for this year since it looks like I'll have a decent amount of time to hunt and move about this fall. Any OTC deer/elk tags I should start researching for ID in particular? I'm a nonresident and obviously would need to hunt public land- although if I had to pay a trespass fee (if that is such a thing in ID)- I may be willing to do that, too.


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