Elk hunting is fully guided by the Department of Wildlife, Fish and Recreation. Permit fees include a guide, field dressing your elk and transportation to a local locker (if desired). Elk hunts take place in the enclosed 3,000-acre Big Game Unit which is comprised of steep river breaks vegetated with cedar, plum and ash and grassy open hillsides. Hunts are generally completed in one or two days. Follow this link to apply online for the lottery.  The lottery application period for all Fall hunts is January 1 - April 15. Applicants will be notified regarding the results of the lottery by April 20.


Elk Tag Prices for 2023:

                                   Tribal Member               Affiliate                    Non-member

Cow                                 $500                          $800                           $1750

Young Bull                       $500                          $2000                         $2500

Management Bull            $1000                        $3000                         $3500

Trophy Bull                      $5000                        $5000                         $5000


Buffalo hunting season is October 7, 2023 - January 31, 2024.

The lottery application deadline is April 15 for all hunters.

Free-ranging Elk outside the Big Game Unit may be hunted by Tribal Members only. For 2023, 10 Any Elk tags are available for $100 each by lottery for these hunts. The application deadline for this lottery is April 15. The Grassrope Unit is closed for these tags. Contact the Wildlife Department for more information.