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Bear General Any Weapon Season

Unit 12

8/30/2012 - 11/3/2012

Either-sex Black Bear bear info»
No female black bear accompanied by young may be taken. view all»
Any Weapon
Rifle, Archery, Muzzleloader, Shotgun, or Handgun. more»

Special Restrictions:
  • A second animal may be taken in all or part of this unit. Appropriate tags are required for all kills.
  • Dogs Prohibited.

Electronic calls may be used. Dogs prohibited Oct. 10 - Oct. 31. Second bear tag may be used. Caution: Grizzly bears may be encountered.

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Hunt Area

Unit 12
All of Unit 12. Area Size: 760,646 acres
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Statistics

General Season Harvest Statistics

Year Weapon Unit Hunters* Harvest Success% Days Boars Sows Fall Spring Bait
2012 Any Weapon 12 149 102 47 21 128 126
2011 Any Weapon 12 136 97 39 32 104 104
2010 Any Weapon 12 143 100 43 25 118 123
2009 Any Weapon 12 102 76 26 13 89 82
2008 Any Weapon 12 108 73 35 22 86 83
2007 Any Weapon 12 147 97 50 30 117 116
2006 Any Weapon 12 120 89 31 17 103 85
2005 Any Weapon 12 166 109 57 17 149 132
2004 Any Weapon 12 156 91 65 27 129 108
2003 Any Weapon 12 158 107 51 24 134 119
2002 Any Weapon 12 163 117 45 21 142 118
2001 Any Weapon 12 156 92 64 8 148 129
2000 Any Weapon 12 116 88 28 19 97 76

Source: Mandatory Harvest Reports and Check Station Records
* In 2000 hunter information not collected.

Big Game Mortality Reports

Weapon Year Unit Harvest Avg. Days Guided Predator Call Bait Hound
Archery 2003 12 2 4 0 0 1 0
Archery 2002 12 28 5 6 0 26 1
Archery 2001 12 25 5 8 0 21 1
Archery 2000 12 31 4 12 0 29 0
Archery 1999 12 30 5 9 0 26 2
Archery 1998 12 19 5 9 0 17 0
Archery 1997 12 28 7 7 0 27 0
Archery 1996 12 15 7 2 0 14 0
Archery 1995 12 22 5 8 0 22 0
Archery 1994 12 9 4 4 0 8 1
Archery 1992 12 15 4 10 0 12 1
Archery 1991 12 13 8 1 0 11 0
Archery 1990 12 10 8 2 0 9 0
Archery 1989 12 19 3 10 0 14 1
Archery 1988 12 8 7 3 0 6 0
Archery 1987 12 13 9 5 0 11 1
Archery 1986 12 5 5 1 0 5 0
Archery 1985 12 3 7 1 0 3 0
Archery 1984 12 3 7 0 1 2 0
Handgun 2001 12 6 3 0 0 1 2
Handgun 2000 12 14 3 4 0 8 3
Handgun 1999 12 3 2 0 0 1 0
Handgun 1998 12 8 6 2 0 5 1
Handgun 1997 12 5 4 1 0 2 2
Handgun 1996 12 3 2 1 0 1 2
Handgun 1995 12 5 7 0 0 2 1
Handgun 1994 12 1 7 1 0 1 0
Handgun 1993 12 3 4 0 0 0 2
Handgun 1992 12 5 4 0 0 0 2
Handgun 1991 12 6 6 0 0 1 5
Handgun 1990 12 2 1 0 0 1 0
Handgun 1989 12 2 11 1 0 1 1
Handgun 1988 12 5 3 0 0 1 3
Handgun 1987 12 1 5 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1985 12 2 3 0 0 0 1
Muzzleloader 2002 12 3 2 3 0 3 0
Muzzleloader 2001 12 1 1 0 0 1 0
Muzzleloader 2000 12 4 2 2 0 4 0
Muzzleloader 1999 12 1 1 0 0 1 0
Muzzleloader 1998 12 3 5 1 0 3 0
Muzzleloader 1995 12 1 2 1 0 1 0
Muzzleloader 1994 12 2 7 0 0 2 0
Muzzleloader 1989 12 1 6 1 0 1 0
Muzzleloader 1988 12 1 1 0 0 1 0
Rifle 2003 12 22 5 6 0 12 2
Rifle 2002 12 121 4 51 0 86 5
Rifle 2001 12 115 4 57 1 81 3
Rifle 2000 12 114 3 61 0 85 7
Rifle 1999 12 78 4 22 0 44 12
Rifle 1998 12 101 3 28 0 55 4
Rifle 1997 12 79 3 24 1 44 10
Rifle 1996 12 42 3 20 0 22 3
Rifle 1995 12 37 4 17 0 19 3
Rifle 1994 12 22 5 4 0 13 2
Rifle 1993 12 22 3 7 0 10 3
Rifle 1992 12 40 3 13 0 10 7
Rifle 1991 12 35 3 14 0 25 2
Rifle 1990 12 59 4 30 0 37 2
Rifle 1989 12 36 3 24 0 24 3
Rifle 1988 12 43 2 24 0 22 6
Rifle 1987 12 21 4 8 0 6 2
Rifle 1986 12 11 3 5 0 7 1
Rifle 1985 12 16 5 3 0 2 0
Rifle 1984 12 31 3 9 2 16 0
Shotgun 2002 12 2 3 2 0 2 0
Shotgun 2001 12 2 6 2 0 2 0

Source: Mandatory Big Game Mortality Reports
* Includes all animals harvested regardless of sex or special restrictions.

Tags, Permits & Fees

Licenses, tags and permits may be purchased:

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Resident Tags, Permits & Fees

  • Adult Bear Tag $11.50 2012
  • Jr./Sr./DAV Bear Tag $6.75 2012
  • Hound Hunter Permit* $12.75 2012
  • Bear Bait Permit* $12.75 2012

NonResident Tags, Permits & Fees

  • Junior Mentored Bear Tag $23.75 2012
  • Adult Bear Tag $186.00 2012
  • Bear Bait Permit* $31.75 2012
  • Hound Hunter Permit* $169.75 2012

Note: A valid hunting license is required.

* Indicates this item is optional.

Landscape Characteristics and Access

Surface Management Agency

Private Graph illustrating 5.42% 5.42 %
U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Graph illustrating 94.52% 94.52 %

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Surface Management Agency data source: Inside Idaho
*Surface Management Agency (a.k.a. Land Status) depicts categories for Federal and State agencies as well as Private lands in Idaho. For government land, this data displays the "managing agency" of the land, which may or may not be the same as the "owning agency" of the land. SMA is sometimes referred to as "ownership", although this term is inaccurate when describing public lands.

Access Yes! Properties

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Forest Service Land

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Federally-designated Wilderness Areas

Land Use/Land Cover

Forest Graph illustrating 84.78% 84.78 %
Rangeland Graph illustrating 15.18% 15.18 %

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Land Use data source: IDWR

Weather

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Outfitters and Guides

Local Bear Outfitters & Guides

No pack trip outfitters are available in Unit 12.

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Services

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