Shooting Ranges Idaho Falls ID

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Ririe Reservoir
(208) 529-1350
Idaho Falls, ID
Other Activties
Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hunting; Picnicking; Water Sports

Sports Authority
(208) 524-2525
Hall Park Plaza, 1592 17th Street
Idaho Falls, ID
Services
Golf Trade-In Program, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses,
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Center of Mass
(208) 346-6065
894 North Highway 91
Shelley, IN
 
Stoddard Creek Campground
(208) 374-5422
127 West Main Street
Dubois, ID
Other Activties
Biking; Camping; Hiking; Horseback Riding; Hunting

Minidoka National Wildlife Refuge
(208) 436-3589
Route 4 Box 290
Rupert, ID
Other Activties
Boating; Fishing; Hiking; Hunting

Mcclendon Spring Campground
(208) 524-7500
1405 Hollipark Drive
Idaho Falls, ID
Other Activties
Biking; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Hunting; Off Highway Vehicle; Picnicking

Canyon Whitewater
(208) 522-3932
450 S. Yellowstone
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Cold Springs Campground
(208) 634-0400
800 WEST LAKESIDE AVE.
Mccall, ID
Other Activties
Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Hunting

Iron Lake A-Fram
(208) 756-5200
311 MCPHERSON ST
Salmon, ID
Other Activties
Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Hunting

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

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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