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Idaho Game Management Unit 39 2 Elk

  • ID:39-2
  • State:ID
  • Species:Elk
  • Area:678 square miles
  • Elevation:2,600 ft - 8,000 ft
  • Public Lands:476 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:71%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:1
  • Campgrounds:5
  • Fishing Access Sites:1
  • Trailheads:10
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:27,556 acres
  • National Forests:Boise National Forest
  • Lat-Long:43.838358, -116.019092

Area 39-2 regulates hunting opportunities for elk in Idaho and covers 678 square miles. Public lands comprise 476 square miles (71%) of the total land covered by this game management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Boise, Garden City, and Gardena. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 2,600 feet to a high of 8,000 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 27,556 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. This area contains 5 campgrounds, and 1 public fishing access sites. There are 10 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested areas: Boise National Forest. Additionally, 1 site is open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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