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Idaho Game Management Unit South Hills Elk

  • ID:South Hills
  • State:ID
  • Species:Elk
  • Area:6,645 square miles
  • Elevation:2,500 ft - 10,200 ft
  • Public Lands:4,234 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:64%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:61
  • Campgrounds:17
  • Fishing Access Sites:2
  • Trailheads:36
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:2,500 acres
  • National Forests:Sawtooth National Forest
  • Lat-Long:42.359295, -114.338906

The South Hills zone regulates hunting opportunities for elk in Idaho and covers 6,645 square miles. Public lands comprise 4,234 square miles (64%) of the total land covered by this game management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Twin Falls, Burley, and Jerome. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 2,500 feet to a high of 10,200 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 2,500 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. This area contains 17 campgrounds, and 2 public fishing access sites. There are 36 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Sawtooth National Forest, Bruneau River Wilderness Study Area, Lower Salmon Falls Creek Wilderness Study Area. Additionally, 61 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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