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Idaho Game Management Unit 56 Elk

  • ID:56
  • State:ID
  • Species:Elk
  • Area:905 square miles
  • Elevation:4,200 ft - 9,200 ft
  • Public Lands:420 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:47%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:33
  • Campgrounds:3
  • Fishing Access Sites:1
  • Trailheads:7
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:1,300 acres
  • National Forests:Sawtooth National Forest
  • Lat-Long:42.362666, -113.000816

Area 56 regulates hunting opportunities for elk in Idaho and covers 905 square miles. Public lands comprise 420 square miles (47%) of the total land covered by this game management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Neeley, and Cold Water. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 4,200 feet to a high of 9,200 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 1,300 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. This area contains 3 campgrounds, and 1 public fishing access sites. There are 7 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested areas: Sawtooth National Forest. Additionally, 33 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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