Shooting Ranges Caldwell ID

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Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge
(208) 467-9278
13751 Upper Embankment Rd
Nampa, ID
Other Activties
Boating; Fishing; Hiking; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Visitor Center

Black Canyon Reservoir
(208) 365-2682
3999 Black Canyon Highway
Emmett, ID
Other Activties
Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hunting; Picnicking; Water Sports

Island Park Reservoir
(208) 624-3151
420 Bridge St.
Saint-Anthony, ID
Other Activties
Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hunting; Picnicking; Recreational Vehicles; Water Sports; Winter Sports

Summit View Campground
(208) 847-0375
322 N 4TH
Montpelier, ID
Other Activties
Camping; Hiking; Hunting

Peel Tree A-Frame
(208) 756-5200
311 MCPHERSON ST.
Salmon, ID
Other Activties
Camping; Hiking; Hunting

Lake Lowell
(208) 467-9278
13751 Upper Embankment Rd.
Nampa, ID
Other Activties
Boating; Fishing; Hiking; Historic & Cultural Site; Hunting; Picnicking; Visitor Center; Wildlife Viewing

Sports Authority
(208) 442-7309
Nampa Gateway Center, 1460 N. Happy Valley Road
Nampa, ID
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Jr. Season Lease, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Deadwood Reservoir
(208) 373-4007
1249 S. Vinnell Way
Boise, ID
Other Activties
Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Hunting; Picnicking; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing

North Basin A-Frame
(208) 756-5200
311 MCPHERSON ST.
Salmon, ID
Other Activties
Camping; Hiking; Hunting

Clearwater National Forest
(208) 476-4541
12370 Highway 12
Orofino, ID
Other Activties
Auto Touring; Biking; Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Historic & Cultural Site; Horseback Riding; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Off Highway Vehicle; Picnicking; Recreational Vehicles; Visitor Center; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing; Winter Sports

Determine Winter/Summer Range

Author: 
Hawkeye270

One of the most important components of deciphering a new hunting area is distinguishing between the summer and winter ranges for the game that you plan to pursue. Without knowing this you cannot make reliable assumptions about where the game will be come opening day. Knowing these areas will allow you to take the current weather (as well as the past couple weeks) and apply that to the landscape and make an educated guess as to where you might find that big buck or bull.

There are a couple ways to go about locating these areas. The first is to just arm yourself with a map and get out in the field and find out for yourself. Take a look at a map and locate the higher ground in the unit that you have selected. Game animals will generally use this higher elevation terrain during the summer. As the seasons progress and the temperature drops and snows accumulate, these animals will move to lower adjacent elevations. Females and younger males will generally migrate first, with the mature males staying up high a little longer. You should be looking for drainages that will connect the summer and winter range that will allow game animals to slip by more or less undetected. In many cases, deer and elk will start out in their summer range (public land), move along their migration corridors (a mixture of medium elevation public and private) and then end up on the winter range which is more often than not privately owned. There are some really good late-season public land hunts that one can consistently take home meat however.

I suggest to contact your local fish and game department however and speaking with the biologist assigned to your area before heading out to investigate for yourself. This will save you a lot of time and help focus your efforts. As these people are typically over worked and thus very busy you need to contact them in the offseason. Spring and early summer are good times to contact them and you will find that they will...

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