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Idaho Game Management Unit Sawtooth Elk

  • ID:Sawtooth
  • State:ID
  • Species:Elk
  • Area:2,543 square miles
  • Elevation:3,000 ft - 11,600 ft
  • Public Lands:2,465 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:97%
  • Campgrounds:66
  • Fishing Access Sites:1
  • Trailheads:54
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:130,535 acres
  • National Forests:Boise National Forest, Challis National Forest, Sawtooth National Forest
  • Lat-Long:44.233179, -115.285470

The Sawtooth zone regulates hunting opportunities for elk in Idaho and covers 2,543 square miles. Public lands comprise 2,465 square miles (97%) of the total land covered by this game management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Galena, Cascade, and Idaho City. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 3,000 feet to a high of 11,600 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 130,535 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. This area contains 66 campgrounds, and 1 public fishing access sites. There are 54 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Boise National Forest, Challis National Forest, Sawtooth National Forest, Sawtooth Wilderness, Sawtooth Wilderness Study Area, Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness.

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