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Lion General Any Weapon Season

Unit 73

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 73
All of Unit 73. Area Size: 791,868 acres
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Statistics

General Season Harvest Statistics

Year Weapon Unit Hunters* Harvest Success% Days Lions Lionesses Hounds Incidental Predator Call
2012 Any Weapon 73 7 6 1 6 1
2011 Any Weapon 73 7 3 4 6
2010 Any Weapon 73 12 7 5 8
2009 Any Weapon 73 9 4 5 4
2008 Any Weapon 73 9 1 6 1 1
2007 Any Weapon 73 16 12 4 12 3
2006 Any Weapon 73 13 3 10 3 4
2005 Any Weapon 73 14 11 3 11 1
2004 Any Weapon 73 9 5 4 5 2
2003 Any Weapon 73 8 5 3 5
2002 Any Weapon 73 16 7 9 7 5
2001 Any Weapon 73 9 6 3 6 2
2000 Any Weapon 73 9 5 4 5 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 73 1 2 0 0 0 1
Archery 2000 73 1 1 0 0 0 1
Archery 1999 73 1 1 0 0 0 1
Archery 1998 73 7 2 0 0 0 7
Archery 1997 73 2 23 0 0 0 2
Archery 1996 73 1 5 0 0 0 1
Archery 1995 73 1 1 0 0 0 1
Archery 1991 73 2 4 0 0 0 2
Handgun 2003 73 4 6 0 0 0 4
Handgun 2002 73 4 9 0 0 0 4
Handgun 2001 73 4 4 0 0 0 4
Handgun 2000 73 5 4 0 0 0 4
Handgun 1999 73 3 4 0 0 0 3
Handgun 1998 73 7 8 0 0 1 5
Handgun 1997 73 4 22 1 0 0 4
Handgun 1996 73 3 2 0 0 0 3
Handgun 1993 73 4 4 0 0 0 4
Handgun 1992 73 2 2 0 0 0 2
Handgun 1991 73 1 1 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1990 73 7 11 0 0 0 7
Muzzleloader 2000 73 1 3 0 0 0 1
Rifle 2003 73 3 4 0 0 0 3
Rifle 2002 73 7 6 0 0 0 2
Rifle 2001 73 4 2 0 0 0 2
Rifle 2000 73 2 1 0 0 0 2
Rifle 1999 73 4 4 0 0 0 3
Rifle 1998 73 7 5 0 1 0 1
Rifle 1997 73 2 11 1 0 0 2
Rifle 1996 73 1 1 0 0 0 1
Rifle 1995 73 1 1 0 0 0 0
Rifle 1994 73 1 10 0 0 0 1
Rifle 1993 73 1 3 0 0 0 1
Rifle 1992 73 1 1 0 0 0 1
Rifle 1990 73 1 2 0 0 0 0
Rifle 1988 73 1 48 0 0 0 1
Rifle 1987 73 1 1 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. Department of Interior (DOI) Graph illustrating 0.8% 0.8 %
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Graph illustrating 1.29% 1.29 %
U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Graph illustrating 15.9% 15.9 %
Private Graph illustrating 64.19% 64.19 %
State of Idaho Graph illustrating 1.81% 1.81 %
U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Graph illustrating 15.99% 15.99 %

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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.

Forest Service Land

Check for road and area closures on National Forest websites

Federally-designated Wilderness Areas

There are no wilderness areas in this hunt.

Land Use/Land Cover

Forest Graph illustrating 12.61% 12.61 %
Irrigated-Gravity Flow Graph illustrating 7.27% 7.27 %
Irrigated-Sprinkler Graph illustrating 10.91% 10.91 %
Rangeland Graph illustrating 32.19% 32.19 %
Riparian Graph illustrating 0.44% 0.44 %
Urban Graph illustrating 0.88% 0.88 %
Dryland Agriculture Graph illustrating 35.65% 35.65 %

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Land Use data source: IDWR

Weather

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

Outfitters and Guides

Local Lion Outfitters & Guides

No pack trip outfitters are available in Unit 73.

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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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