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Idaho Game Management Unit Palisades Elk

  • ID:Palisades
  • State:ID
  • Species:Elk
  • Area:994 square miles
  • Elevation:4,900 ft - 9,800 ft
  • Public Lands:495 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:50%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:4
  • Campgrounds:9
  • Fishing Access Sites:3
  • Trailheads:18
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:1,875 acres
  • National Forests:Caribou National Forest, Targhee National Forest
  • Lat-Long:43.637451, -111.350078

The Palisades zone regulates hunting opportunities for elk in Idaho and covers 994 square miles. Public lands comprise 495 square miles (50%) of the total land covered by this game management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Rexburg, Bone, and Sugar City. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 4,900 feet to a high of 9,800 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 1,875 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. This area contains 9 campgrounds, and 3 public fishing access sites. There are 18 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Caribou National Forest, Targhee National Forest, South Fork Snake River Islands Wilderness Study Area. Additionally, 4 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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