Idaho Sheep/Goat Info Needed

Discussion in 'Sheep Hunting' started by RH300UM, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. RH300UM

    RH300UM Well-Known Member

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    I recently moved to Idaho.
    I am planning to hunt goats and sheep if I am lucky enough to draw a tag.

    I need any info that can be given as to the units to apply for and direction to gather more info.

    I am not afraid to hike. I have horses and mules to help haul if needed.

    All info is welcome.
     
  2. freepistol

    freepistol Well-Known Member

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    It sounds like you're in for a great adventure!
    Is the place down the road from you for sale?

    Good luck with getting the tags.
    Ben
     

  3. High Country

    High Country Well-Known Member

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    Are all the Goat & Sheep Tags in Idaho draw only?
     
  4. IdahoJoe

    IdahoJoe Well-Known Member

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    Not the ones I put in for :) .

    The best place to get information on the drawing odds is.

    Idaho Fish and Game - Controlled Hunt Drawing Results


    The used to have a hunt results page to but I don't know where it is now that they rearranged their web. Page.

    For bighorn sheep 27 and 28 have the best drawing odds but basically the poorest success. Those are the ones I usually put in for. 28 is slightly more accessible especially on horse back. I also have horses 27 around the bighorn crags 27-2 I think is were I usually put in access is limited a lot of it would be on back packing. Around Salmon has higher success but worse odds. I don't know much about Goats but I have seen a lot of them around Hells Canyon Dam.

    Good Luck Drawing.
     
  5. High Country

    High Country Well-Known Member

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    I was just curious as to over the counter options in the L48. Seems to be slim pickens...
     
  6. RH300UM

    RH300UM Well-Known Member

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    Very slim!!!
     
  7. Wingnut

    Wingnut Well-Known Member

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    High Country, Don't give up on the over the counter tags. I purchased a montana unlimited tag this year, around $800, and had a great time hunting. You just have to remember that more than likely it will not be a first season success. I did not get a sheep this year, but I covered alot of country backpacking for 8 days and really learned the country. The last couple of days spotted some ewes and non legal rams. I will have a better chance next year and I am already making plans to return. If I am not mistaken Idaho only allows you to apply for one of the big 3 , moose, sheep, goat, this is why the drawing odds are better than other states.