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Idaho Game Management Unit 39 Elk

  • ID:39
  • State:ID
  • Species:Elk
  • Area:2,445 square miles
  • Elevation:2,600 ft - 10,400 ft
  • Public Lands:2,061 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:85%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:3
  • Campgrounds:30
  • Fishing Access Sites:1
  • Trailheads:53
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:70,818 acres
  • National Forests:Boise National Forest, Sawtooth National Forest
  • Lat-Long:43.695845, -115.690477

Area 39 regulates hunting opportunities for elk in Idaho and covers 2,445 square miles. Public lands comprise 2,061 square miles (85%) of the total land covered by this game management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Boise, and Anderson Dam. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 2,600 feet to a high of 10,400 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 70,818 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. This area contains 30 campgrounds, and 1 public fishing access sites. There are 53 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Boise National Forest, Sawtooth National Forest, Sawtooth Wilderness. Additionally, 3 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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