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Bear General Any Weapon Season

Unit 4A

8/30/2012 - 10/31/2012

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:
  • Dogs Prohibited.

Dogs prohibited Aug. 30 - Sep. 14 and Oct. 10 - Oct. 31. Caution: Grizzly bears may be encountered.

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Hunt Area

Unit 4A
All of Unit 4A. Area Size: 186,661 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 4A 21 12 9 14 7 8
2011 Any Weapon 4A 19 12 7 15 4 5
2010 Any Weapon 4A 17 13 4 10 7 9
2009 Any Weapon 4A 20 16 4 9 11 5
2008 Any Weapon 4A 8 6 2 5 3 3
2007 Any Weapon 4A 10 8 2 6 4 3
2006 Any Weapon 4A 23 17 6 14 9 12
2005 Any Weapon 4A 19 14 4 12 7 8
2004 Any Weapon 4A 24 21 3 10 14 12
2003 Any Weapon 4A 26 20 6 16 10 4
2002 Any Weapon 4A 9 8 1 7 2 2
2001 Any Weapon 4A 7 6 1 6 1 2
2000 Any Weapon 4A 9 6 3 8 1 2

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 4A 1 1 0 0 0 0
Archery 2002 4A 1 4 0 0 0 0
Archery 2001 4A 2 2 0 0 1 0
Archery 2000 4A 1 3 0 0 1 0
Archery 1998 4A 1 1 0 0 0 0
Archery 1995 4A 1 1 0 0 0 1
Archery 1993 4A 1 1 0 0 0 1
Archery 1991 4A 1 1 1 0 1 0
Archery 1990 4A 1 1 0 0 1 0
Archery 1989 4A 2 11 0 0 1 0
Handgun 1999 4A 1 30 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1996 4A 1 3 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1989 4A 2 15 0 0 0 2
Handgun 1986 4A 1 5 0 0 0 1
Rifle 2003 4A 12 3 0 0 2 4
Rifle 2002 4A 13 7 2 0 2 1
Rifle 2001 4A 6 11 0 0 0 0
Rifle 2000 4A 8 4 0 0 0 4
Rifle 1999 4A 5 2 0 0 1 0
Rifle 1998 4A 14 10 1 0 1 1
Rifle 1997 4A 14 3 2 0 3 3
Rifle 1996 4A 6 2 1 0 0 2
Rifle 1995 4A 1 1 0 0 0 0
Rifle 1994 4A 12 5 2 0 1 4
Rifle 1993 4A 10 2 3 0 4 3
Rifle 1992 4A 15 4 3 0 4 0
Rifle 1991 4A 7 3 0 0 1 0
Rifle 1990 4A 11 2 0 0 1 2
Rifle 1989 4A 11 4 0 0 1 4
Rifle 1988 4A 1 4 0 0 0 0
Rifle 1987 4A 4 2 0 0 3 1
Rifle 1986 4A 5 2 0 0 0 2
Rifle 1985 4A 3 2 0 1 0 0
Rifle 1984 4A 1 10 0 1 0 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

U.S. Military Graph illustrating 1.16% 1.16 %
U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Graph illustrating 47.29% 47.29 %
U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Graph illustrating 0.13% 0.13 %
Private Graph illustrating 51.02% 51.02 %
State of Idaho Graph illustrating 0.4% 0.4 %

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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

There are no wilderness areas in this hunt.

Land Use/Land Cover

Water Graph illustrating 40.9% 40.9 %
Dryland Agriculture Graph illustrating 3.62% 3.62 %
Forest Graph illustrating 55.48% 55.48 %
Urban Graph illustrating 0% 0 %

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Land Use data source: IDWR

Weather

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Outfitters and Guides

Local Bear Outfitters & Guides

  • Birch Creek Oufitters, Inc. Area 01
    Operating Area for conducting Non-motorized Trailrides, Equestrian Rides, Backpacking, Incidental Fishing activities. Licensed for Bobcat, Deer, Elk, Goat, Moose, Bear, Cougar, Predator, Forest Grouse, Wolf hunting.

No pack trip outfitters are available in Unit 4A.

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Services

Lodging, Camping, Restaurants & Other Services

* Services pages courtesy of the Official Idaho Travel and Tourism Guide

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