|City, town or village
||5331 feet (1625 meters)
|Latitude (DMS format)
||Longitude (DMS format)
||Map on which this town can be found
|42° 23' 30"N
||116° 30' 06"W
Dickshooter, Idaho is located in Owyhee County,
in the extreme southwest corner of the state.
It's situated between Battle Creek and Deep
Creek, about 24 miles northwest of Riddle, Idaho.
The rugged, rural area (some have referred to it as
desolate wilderness), near the Idaho-Oregon-Nevada border,
offers many outdoor recreational opportunities.
Origin of its unusual name
Dickshooter, Idaho received its rather suggestive
name from the man -- Dick Shooter -- who initially
established a homestead there.
Recreational opportunities in the area
Fishing, hunting, trapping, camping,
horseback riding, hiking, bird watching,
ATV riding, mountain biking, cross-country
skiing, and snowmobiling.
Time Zone: Dickshooter, Idaho is in the Mountain Time Zone.
Over the years, points of interest in the region have included:
* Dickshooter Creek
* Jump Creek Falls
* C.J. Strike Reservoir
* The Owyhee River Wilderness
* Silver City (a well-preserved ghost town)
* Bruneau Dunes State Park, near Mountain Home, Idaho
* Duck Valley Indian Reservation (formerly the
Western Shoshone Indian Reservation)
Wildlife found in the southwest corner of Idaho
Bighorn Sheep, elk, antelope, deer, bear,
bobcat, mountain lion, grouse, and
magnificent birds of prey.
U.S. map showing the location of Dickshooter, Idaho
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