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Idaho Game Management Unit Snake River Elk

  • ID:Snake River
  • State:ID
  • Species:Elk
  • Area:4,621 square miles
  • Elevation:2,900 ft - 12,400 ft
  • Public Lands:1,992 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:44%
  • Campgrounds:14
  • Fishing Access Sites:5
  • Trailheads:27
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:3,153 acres
  • National Forests:None
  • Lat-Long:43.245763, -113.117034

The Snake River zone regulates hunting opportunities for elk in Idaho and covers 4,621 square miles. Public lands comprise 1,992 square miles (44%) of the total land covered by this game management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Crystal, Pocatello, and Idaho Falls. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 2,900 feet to a high of 12,400 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 3,153 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. This area contains 14 campgrounds, and 5 public fishing access sites.

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