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Idaho Game Management Unit Bannock Elk

  • ID:Bannock
  • State:ID
  • Species:Elk
  • Area:3,744 square miles
  • Elevation:4,400 ft - 9,600 ft
  • Public Lands:1,505 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:41%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:43
  • Campgrounds:13
  • Fishing Access Sites:8
  • Trailheads:37
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:15,326 acres
  • National Forests:Caribou National Forest
  • Lat-Long:42.533395, -112.229705

The Bannock zone regulates hunting opportunities for elk in Idaho and covers 3,744 square miles. Public lands comprise 1,505 square miles (41%) of the total land covered by this game management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Crystal, Pocatello, and Chubbuck. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 4,400 feet to a high of 9,600 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 15,326 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. This area contains 13 campgrounds, and 8 public fishing access sites. There are 37 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Caribou National Forest, Petticoat Peak Wilderness Study Area. Additionally, 43 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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