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Idaho Game Management Unit 5 1 Elk

  • ID:5-1
  • State:ID
  • Species:Elk
  • Area:715 square miles
  • Elevation:2,100 ft - 5,400 ft
  • Public Lands:499 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:70%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:2
  • Campgrounds:6
  • Fishing Access Sites:0
  • Trailheads:8
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:441 acres
  • National Forests:Coeur d'Alene National Forest, Saint Joe National Forest
  • Lat-Long:47.344084, -116.844255

Area 5-1 regulates hunting opportunities for elk in Idaho and covers 715 square miles. Public lands comprise 499 square miles (70%) of the total land covered by this game management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Coeur D'Alene, and Medimont. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 2,100 feet to a high of 5,400 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 441 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. There are 8 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested areas: Coeur d'Alene National Forest, Saint Joe National Forest. Additionally, 2 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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