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Bear General Any Weapon Season

Unit 15

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

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Hunt Area

Unit 15
All of Unit 15. Area Size: 559,824 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 15 35 22 13 21 14 14
2011 Any Weapon 15 29 19 10 14 15 13
2010 Any Weapon 15 46 31 15 26 20 18
2009 Any Weapon 15 52 35 17 40 12 17
2008 Any Weapon 15 31 23 8 22 9 10
2007 Any Weapon 15 47 31 16 23 24 20
2006 Any Weapon 15 31 22 9 17 14 19
2005 Any Weapon 15 44 28 16 24 20 17
2004 Any Weapon 15 22 13 9 12 10 9
2003 Any Weapon 15 22 17 5 14 8 8
2002 Any Weapon 15 18 14 4 10 8 5
2001 Any Weapon 15 17 11 6 6 11 8
2000 Any Weapon 15 15 10 5 7 8 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 15 1 1 0 0 0 0
Archery 2002 15 4 2 0 0 2 0
Archery 2000 15 1 8 0 0 1 0
Archery 1999 15 2 4 0 0 0 1
Archery 1998 15 1 1 0 0 0 1
Archery 1997 15 4 2 1 0 1 1
Archery 1996 15 4 2 0 0 0 3
Archery 1995 15 3 2 0 1 0 1
Archery 1994 15 1 1 0 0 0 0
Archery 1993 15 3 3 0 0 0 2
Archery 1992 15 2 1 0 0 0 0
Archery 1991 15 6 5 1 0 5 0
Archery 1990 15 6 3 0 0 3 1
Archery 1989 15 3 1 1 0 2 0
Archery 1988 15 1 2 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1998 15 4 3 0 0 1 3
Handgun 1997 15 1 25 0 0 1 0
Handgun 1996 15 1 1 0 0 0 0
Handgun 1995 15 4 6 1 0 1 2
Handgun 1994 15 1 14 0 0 0 0
Handgun 1993 15 2 3 0 0 1 1
Handgun 1992 15 2 1 0 0 0 2
Handgun 1991 15 3 10 0 0 1 2
Handgun 1990 15 3 1 0 0 1 2
Handgun 1989 15 2 4 0 0 0 2
Handgun 1988 15 2 3 0 0 0 2
Muzzleloader 2002 15 1 2 0 0 1 0
Muzzleloader 1995 15 1 3 0 0 1 0
Muzzleloader 1994 15 1 1 0 0 0 1
Muzzleloader 1991 15 1 7 0 0 0 0
Muzzleloader 1990 15 1 1 0 0 0 0
Muzzleloader 1988 15 1 1 0 0 1 0
Rifle 2003 15 13 4 0 0 2 3
Rifle 2002 15 13 2 3 0 4 1
Rifle 2001 15 14 4 4 0 4 2
Rifle 2000 15 17 2 7 0 8 4
Rifle 1999 15 19 4 1 0 2 7
Rifle 1998 15 22 3 1 0 4 4
Rifle 1997 15 24 3 3 0 8 7
Rifle 1996 15 30 3 5 0 6 8
Rifle 1995 15 22 2 4 0 7 3
Rifle 1994 15 20 3 2 0 4 6
Rifle 1993 15 22 3 3 0 5 6
Rifle 1992 15 12 3 1 0 2 5
Rifle 1991 15 34 4 6 0 15 7
Rifle 1990 15 45 5 9 0 16 11
Rifle 1989 15 27 4 5 0 6 9
Rifle 1988 15 21 5 3 0 6 3
Rifle 1987 15 9 4 0 0 0 0
Rifle 1986 15 8 6 2 0 1 6
Rifle 1985 15 2 4 0 1 0 0
Rifle 1984 15 1 1 0 0 0 0
Shotgun 1989 15 1 4 0 0 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

State of Idaho Graph illustrating 0.22% 0.22 %
Private Graph illustrating 7.28% 7.28 %
U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Graph illustrating 90.12% 90.12 %
U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Graph illustrating 2.38% 2.38 %

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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

Dryland Agriculture Graph illustrating 2.95% 2.95 %
Forest Graph illustrating 96.1% 96.1 %
Irrigated-Sprinkler Graph illustrating 0.95% 0.95 %

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Land Use data source: IDWR

Weather

The Weather Channel * Weather data provided by The Weather Channel®.

Outfitters and Guides

Local Bear Outfitters & Guides

No pack trip outfitters are available in Unit 15.

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Services

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