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Idaho Game Management Unit 40 Elk

  • ID:40
  • State:ID
  • Species:Elk
  • Area:2,261 square miles
  • Elevation:2,200 ft - 8,200 ft
  • Public Lands:1,509 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:67%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:2
  • Campgrounds:2
  • Fishing Access Sites:0
  • Trailheads:3
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:404 acres
  • National Forests:None
  • Lat-Long:43.014753, -116.676049

Area 40 regulates hunting opportunities for elk in Idaho and covers 2,261 square miles. Public lands comprise 1,509 square miles (67%) of the total land covered by this game management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Boise, Nampa, and Meridian. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 2,200 feet to a high of 8,200 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 404 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. There are 3 trailheads that provide public gateways to these wilderness areas: Little Jacks Creek Wilderness Study Area, North Fork Owyhee River Wilderness Study Area, Pole Creek Wilderness Study Area. Additionally, 2 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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