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Idaho Game Management Unit 46 2 Elk

  • ID:46-2
  • State:ID
  • Species:Elk
  • Area:2,864 square miles
  • Elevation:2,500 ft - 7,800 ft
  • Public Lands:2,269 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:80%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:5
  • Campgrounds:4
  • Fishing Access Sites:0
  • Trailheads:5
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:60 acres
  • National Forests:None
  • Lat-Long:42.493546, -115.219134

Area 46-2 regulates hunting opportunities for elk in Idaho and covers 2,864 square miles. Public lands comprise 2,269 square miles (80%) of the total land covered by this game management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Bruneau, Hot Spring, and Buhl. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 2,500 feet to a high of 7,800 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 60 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. There are 5 trailheads that provide public gateways to these wilderness areas: Bruneau River Wilderness Study Area, Jarbidge River Wilderness Study Area, Lower Salmon Falls Creek Wilderness Study Area. Additionally, 5 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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