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Idaho Game Management Unit Bear River Elk

  • ID:Bear River
  • State:ID
  • Species:Elk
  • Area:887 square miles
  • Elevation:4,600 ft - 9,600 ft
  • Public Lands:444 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:51%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:2
  • Campgrounds:14
  • Fishing Access Sites:2
  • Trailheads:7
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:1,756 acres
  • National Forests:Cache National Forest
  • Lat-Long:42.294931, -111.586000

The Bear River zone regulates hunting opportunities for elk in Idaho and covers 887 square miles. Public lands comprise 444 square miles (51%) of the total land covered by this game management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Preston, Soda Springs, and Montpelier. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 4,600 feet to a high of 9,600 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 1,756 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. This area contains 14 campgrounds, and 2 public fishing access sites. There are 7 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested areas: Cache National Forest. Additionally, 2 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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