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Bear General Any Weapon Season

Unit 28

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 Oct. 10 - Oct. 31

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Hunt Area

Unit 28
All of Unit 28. Area Size: 837,092 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 28 35 22 13 12 23 19
2011 Any Weapon 28 38 22 16 9 29 14
2010 Any Weapon 28 45 32 13 13 32 29
2009 Any Weapon 28 35 17 18 6 29 21
2008 Any Weapon 28 44 21 23 16 28 28
2007 Any Weapon 28 59 40 19 22 37 31
2006 Any Weapon 28 25 16 9 5 20 15
2005 Any Weapon 28 39 22 17 14 25 15
2004 Any Weapon 28 65 44 21 27 38 18
2003 Any Weapon 28 38 21 17 7 31 16
2002 Any Weapon 28 58 38 20 32 26 11
2001 Any Weapon 28 52 38 14 17 35 17
2000 Any Weapon 28 33 23 9 9 24 15

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 2002 28 5 1 3 0 2 3
Archery 2001 28 5 4 1 0 4 1
Archery 2000 28 5 12 1 0 3 0
Archery 1999 28 2 11 0 0 2 0
Archery 1998 28 4 4 4 0 0 4
Archery 1997 28 4 2 3 0 0 4
Archery 1996 28 2 8 0 0 1 1
Archery 1994 28 4 6 1 0 2 2
Archery 1993 28 6 5 3 0 1 4
Archery 1992 28 5 8 2 0 0 5
Archery 1991 28 4 2 0 0 1 2
Archery 1990 28 5 3 2 0 0 5
Archery 1989 28 2 1 0 0 0 2
Archery 1988 28 2 2 0 0 0 2
Archery 1987 28 2 3 1 0 1 1
Archery 1986 28 2 8 1 0 2 0
Archery 1985 28 2 2 1 2 0 0
Archery 1984 28 2 15 1 1 1 0
Handgun 2003 28 1 3 0 0 1 0
Handgun 2001 28 2 3 2 0 0 2
Handgun 2000 28 1 3 1 0 1 0
Handgun 1999 28 3 2 2 0 2 0
Handgun 1997 28 2 3 1 0 0 2
Handgun 1996 28 1 1 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1995 28 2 1 1 0 0 2
Handgun 1994 28 3 11 0 0 0 2
Handgun 1993 28 3 2 0 0 1 2
Handgun 1992 28 3 1 0 0 0 3
Handgun 1991 28 8 4 2 0 1 6
Handgun 1990 28 7 4 0 0 1 5
Handgun 1989 28 3 2 0 0 1 2
Handgun 1988 28 3 1 0 0 0 3
Handgun 1987 28 2 4 0 0 0 0
Handgun 1986 28 1 1 0 0 0 1
Muzzleloader 2001 28 1 6 0 0 0 0
Muzzleloader 1999 28 1 5 0 0 1 0
Muzzleloader 1997 28 1 3 0 0 1 0
Muzzleloader 1996 28 1 6 0 0 1 0
Muzzleloader 1992 28 1 2 0 0 0 1
Muzzleloader 1990 28 1 4 0 0 1 0
Muzzleloader 1985 28 1 1 0 1 0 0
Muzzleloader 1984 28 1 2 0 1 0 0
Rifle 2003 28 2 2 0 0 0 0
Rifle 2002 28 58 3 19 0 15 10
Rifle 2001 28 34 3 13 0 5 4
Rifle 2000 28 38 3 18 0 14 6
Rifle 1999 28 27 2 14 0 8 6
Rifle 1998 28 22 3 5 0 3 5
Rifle 1997 28 22 3 8 2 3 7
Rifle 1996 28 17 5 5 1 6 7
Rifle 1995 28 25 2 7 0 4 11
Rifle 1994 28 28 3 9 0 5 10
Rifle 1993 28 23 2 6 0 2 10
Rifle 1992 28 14 5 3 0 3 6
Rifle 1991 28 22 2 7 0 5 6
Rifle 1990 28 21 2 1 0 0 5
Rifle 1989 28 13 3 0 0 1 3
Rifle 1988 28 28 2 0 0 3 2
Rifle 1987 28 33 2 5 0 4 5
Rifle 1986 28 3 2 3 0 1 0
Rifle 1985 28 9 2 3 4 0 0
Rifle 1984 28 14 2 2 0 0 1

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 3.46% 3.46 %
U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Graph illustrating 87.76% 87.76 %
State of Idaho Graph illustrating 0.31% 0.31 %
U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Graph illustrating 8.47% 8.47 %

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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 89.62% 89.62 %
Irrigated-Gravity Flow Graph illustrating 1.51% 1.51 %
Irrigated-Sprinkler Graph illustrating 0.23% 0.23 %
Rangeland Graph illustrating 8.56% 8.56 %
Urban Graph illustrating 0.07% 0.07 %
Water Graph illustrating 0.02% 0.02 %

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Land Use data source: IDWR

Weather

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Outfitters and Guides

Local Bear Outfitters & Guides

  • Dark Timber, LLC Area 03
    Operating Area for conducting Non-motorized Trailrides, Equestrian Rides, Backpacking, Snowmobiling, Incidental Fishing activities. Licensed for Deer, Elk, Moose, Bear, Cougar, Predator, Wolf hunting.
  • Eagle Ridge Ranch, LLC Area 03
    Doing Business As: Eagle Ridge Adventures

    Operating Area for conducting Non-motorized Trailrides, Equestrian Rides, Incidental Fishing activities. Licensed for Antelope, Deer, Elk, Goat, Moose, Sheep, Bear, Cougar, Forest Grouse, Wolf hunting.
  • Middle Fork Outfitters LLC Area 03
    Operating Area for conducting Non-motorized Trailrides, Equestrian Rides, Backpacking, Incidental Fishing activities. Licensed for Bobcat, Deer, Elk, Goat, Sheep, Bear, Cougar, Predator, Forest Grouse, Moose, Wolf hunting.

No pack trip outfitters are available in Unit 28.

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Services

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