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Lion General Any Weapon Season

Unit 59

8/30/2012 - 3/31/2013

Either-sex Mountain Lion lion info»
Neither spotted mountain lion young nor female mountain lions accompanied by young may be taken. view all»
Any Weapon
Rifle, Archery, Muzzleloader, Shotgun, or Handgun. more»

Special Restrictions:
  • Motorized Hunting Rule (MHR): Motorized vehicle use as an aid to hunting for wildlife is restricted to established roadways open to motorized vehicle traffic capable of travel by full-sized automobiles. A full-size automobile shall be defined as any motorized vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) in excess of 1,500 lbs. Find out more information about hunting with ATVs and the Motor Hunting Restriction at fishgame.idaho.gov/cms/hunt/atv/
  • Dogs Prohibited.

Dogs prohibited Oct. 1 - Nov. 30

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Hunt Area

Unit 59
All of Unit 59. Area Size: 232,834 acres
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General Season Harvest Statistics

Year Weapon Unit Hunters* Harvest Success% Days Lions Lionesses Hounds Incidental Predator Call
2014 Any Weapon 59
2013 Any Weapon 59 3 1 2 3
2012 Any Weapon 59 3 3 3
2011 Any Weapon 59
2010 Any Weapon 59 1 1 1
2006 Any Weapon 59 2 2 2
2005 Any Weapon 59 1 1 1
2003 Any Weapon 59 1 1
2001 Any Weapon 59

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 59 1 1 0 0 0 0
Archery 2002 59 1 10 0 0 0 1
Handgun 2000 59 1 10 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1999 59 1 5 0 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:

Learn more about IDFG Licenses, Tags & Permits

Resident Tags, Permits & Fees

  • Adult Mountain Lion Tag $11.50 2013
  • Adult Mountain Lion Tag $11.50 2012
  • Hound Hunter Permit* $12.75 2013
  • Hound Hunter Permit* $12.75 2012

NonResident Tags, Permits & Fees

  • Adult Mountain Lion Tag $186.00 2013
  • Adult Mountain Lion Tag $186.00 2012
  • Hound Hunter Permit* $169.75 2013
  • 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. Forest Service (USFS) Graph illustrating 35.15% 35.15 %
State of Idaho Graph illustrating 1.76% 1.76 %
Private Graph illustrating 29.83% 29.83 %
U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Graph illustrating 33.11% 33.11 %

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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.

No properties are currently available in this hunt area.
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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

Irrigated-Sprinkler Graph illustrating 0.76% 0.76 %
Rangeland Graph illustrating 87.9% 87.9 %
Forest Graph illustrating 7.28% 7.28 %
Irrigated-Gravity Flow Graph illustrating 3.98% 3.98 %

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Land Use data source: IDWR


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Outfitters and Guides

Local Lion Outfitters & Guides

No local hunting outfitters are licensed for Lion.

No pack trip outfitters are available in Unit 59.

*In need of a Guide? Try our Idaho Outfitter Guide, which allows you to search all licensed outfitters by species, activity and location.


Lodging, Camping, Restaurants & Other Services

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

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