How to Find the Best OTC Elk Hunting Units in Idaho


Idaho is a state of opportunity when it comes to hunting elk. Over 80% of the state can be hunted with an Over-the-Counter (OTC) elk tag. However, narrowing down where to hunt, and understanding the management and regulations within each unit can be a daunting task.

In this video,’s Corey Jacobsen explains the entire draw process for Idaho, and shows how to research what hunts to apply for in Idaho. He then goes into detail on how to find the best OTC elk units in Idaho to match your specific elk hunting goals.

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As a reminder, if you are considering applying for a controlled elk hunt in the state of Idaho, the deadline to apply is June 5. And here is the link to buy your hunting licenses and apply:

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