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Bear General Any Weapon Season

Unit 61

4/15/2013 - 6/30/2013

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:
  • Bait Prohibited.
  • Dogs Prohibited.

Grizzly Bear Caution!
Grizzlies may be found in all or parts of this area. Be prepared. Hunting in grizzly bear country can be very safe and rewarding. Visit our Grizzly Bear Page to learn more.

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Bait and dogs prohibited in Fremont County and east of Howard Creek in Clark County. Caution Grizzly Bears may be encountered.

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Hunt Area

Unit 61
All of Unit 61. Area Size: 507,047 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 61 30 24 6 16 14 9
2011 Any Weapon 61 19 10 9 8 11 3
2010 Any Weapon 61 12 9 3 4 8 3
2009 Any Weapon 61 14 11 3 2 12 4
2008 Any Weapon 61 19 15 4 11 8 3
2007 Any Weapon 61 25 20 5 11 14 8
2006 Any Weapon 61 13 11 2 5 8 3
2005 Any Weapon 61 15 9 6 7 8 4
2004 Any Weapon 61 24 18 6 9 15 4
2003 Any Weapon 61 12 6 6 6 6 1
2002 Any Weapon 61 32 23 9 18 14 5
2001 Any Weapon 61 17 12 4 8 9 4
2000 Any Weapon 61 15 11 4 9 6 1

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 61 8 5 0 0 0 2
Archery 2001 61 4 8 0 0 2 1
Archery 2000 61 5 2 0 0 1 0
Archery 1999 61 4 3 0 0 1 1
Archery 1998 61 1 20 0 0 0 0
Archery 1997 61 1 5 0 0 0 1
Archery 1996 61 1 14 0 0 1 0
Archery 1995 61 3 3 0 1 1 0
Archery 1994 61 2 6 0 0 1 0
Archery 1993 61 1 3 0 0 1 0
Archery 1992 61 1 5 0 0 1 0
Archery 1991 61 3 2 0 0 1 0
Archery 1990 61 3 2 0 0 1 1
Archery 1989 61 1 1 0 0 0 0
Archery 1988 61 2 6 0 0 0 0
Archery 1987 61 2 1 1 0 0 0
Handgun 2003 61 1 1 0 0 0 1
Handgun 2002 61 4 5 0 0 3 2
Handgun 2001 61 1 4 0 0 0 1
Handgun 2000 61 3 4 0 0 1 0
Handgun 1998 61 1 3 0 0 1 0
Handgun 1996 61 2 2 0 0 1 1
Handgun 1995 61 1 1 0 0 0 0
Handgun 1994 61 4 1 0 0 1 2
Handgun 1992 61 1 4 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1991 61 1 3 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1990 61 1 6 0 0 0 1
Muzzleloader 1995 61 1 8 0 0 1 0
Muzzleloader 1990 61 1 1 0 0 1 0
Rifle 2003 61 5 1 0 0 0 0
Rifle 2002 61 12 2 0 0 0 1
Rifle 2001 61 17 6 0 0 3 2
Rifle 2000 61 10 3 0 0 2 0
Rifle 1999 61 4 3 0 0 0 0
Rifle 1998 61 6 3 0 0 2 0
Rifle 1997 61 2 2 0 0 0 0
Rifle 1996 61 5 6 0 0 3 0
Rifle 1995 61 7 8 1 0 4 0
Rifle 1994 61 7 6 0 0 4 0
Rifle 1993 61 4 5 0 0 3 0
Rifle 1992 61 4 5 1 0 2 0
Rifle 1991 61 2 7 0 0 0 0
Rifle 1990 61 2 1 0 0 0 0
Rifle 1989 61 6 4 0 0 0 0
Rifle 1988 61 9 3 5 0 1 4
Rifle 1987 61 6 3 0 0 1 0
Rifle 1984 61 2 7 0 0 1 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 2013
  • Jr./Sr./DAV Bear Tag $6.75 2013
  • Hound Hunter Permit* $12.75 2013
  • Bear Bait Permit* $12.75 2013

NonResident Tags, Permits & Fees

  • Junior Mentored Bear Tag $23.75 2013
  • Adult Bear Tag $186.00 2013
  • Bear Bait Permit* $31.75 2013
  • Hound Hunter Permit* $169.75 2013

Note: A valid hunting license is required.

* Indicates this item is optional.

Landscape Characteristics and Access

Surface Management Agency

U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Graph illustrating 4.86% 4.86 %
U.S. National Park Service (NPS) Graph illustrating 0% 0 %
Private Graph illustrating 18.44% 18.44 %
State of Idaho Graph illustrating 5.63% 5.63 %
U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Graph illustrating 68.67% 68.67 %

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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

Access Yes! is Fish & Game program designed to improve sportsmen's access to private land or through private land to public land by compensating willing landowners who provide access.

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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

Forest Graph illustrating 76.1% 76.1 %
Irrigated-Gravity Flow Graph illustrating 6.79% 6.79 %
Irrigated-Sprinkler Graph illustrating 0.8% 0.8 %
Rangeland Graph illustrating 12.95% 12.95 %
Riparian Graph illustrating 1.86% 1.86 %
Urban Graph illustrating 0.17% 0.17 %
Water Graph illustrating 1.21% 1.21 %

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Land Use data source: IDWR

Weather

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Outfitters and Guides

Local Bear Outfitters & Guides

  • Gray, Clint Area 02
    Doing Business As: Buckshot Outfitting

    Operating Area for conducting Photography Trips, Incidental Fishing activities. Licensed for Bobcat, Deer, Moose, Bear, Cougar, Forest Grouse, Elk, Wolf hunting.
  • Horse Creek Outfitters, Inc. Area 01
    Operating Area for conducting Non-motorized Trailrides, Equestrian Rides, Backpacking, Incidental Fishing activities. Licensed for Bobcat, Deer, Elk, Goat, Moose, Sheep, Bear, Cougar, Predator, Forest Grouse, Wolf hunting.
  • Middle Fork Management Company, Inc. Area 03
    Doing Business As: Middle Fork Lodge

    Operating Area for conducting Non-motorized Trailrides, Equestrian Rides, Incidental Fishing activities. Licensed for Deer, Elk, Bear, Cougar, Bobcat, Predator, Forest Grouse, Chukar, Wolf hunting.
  • Middlefork Ranch, Inc. Area 02
    Operating Area for conducting Non-motorized Trailrides, Equestrian Rides, Incidental Fishing activities. Licensed for Bobcat, Deer, Elk, Bear, Cougar, Predator, Forest Grouse, Chukar, Wolf hunting.
  • Pineland Outfitters Of Idaho, LLC Area 01
    Operating Area for conducting Mountain Bike Touring, Photography Trips, Non-motorized Trailrides, Equestrian Rides, Backpacking activities. Licensed for Bobcat, Deer, Elk, Goat, Sheep, Bear, Cougar, Predator, Forest Grouse, Wolf hunting.
  • Silver Spur Outfitters And Lodge, Inc. Area 03
    Operating Area for conducting Non-motorized Trailrides, Equestrian Rides, Snowmobiling, Incidental Fishing activities. Licensed for Bobcat, Deer, Elk, Goat, Moose, Sheep, Bear, Cougar, Wolf hunting.

No pack trip outfitters are available in Unit 61.

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