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Bear General Any Weapon Season

Unit 23

4/15/2015 - 6/7/2015

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»

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Hunt Area

Unit 23
All of Unit 23. Area Size: 476,557 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 23 74 46 28 34 40 28
2011 Any Weapon 23 65 45 20 32 33 28
2010 Any Weapon 23 59 37 22 32 26 22
2009 Any Weapon 23 55 34 20 31 24 26
2008 Any Weapon 23 62 41 20 45 17 23
2007 Any Weapon 23 78 38 39 48 30 32
2006 Any Weapon 23 46 36 10 26 20 18
2005 Any Weapon 23 70 46 24 46 24 16
2004 Any Weapon 23 56 37 19 38 18 18
2003 Any Weapon 23 64 44 20 42 22 21
2002 Any Weapon 23 50 32 18 28 22 14
2001 Any Weapon 23 41 24 17 22 19 15
2000 Any Weapon 23 53 37 16 28 25 10

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 23 6 4 1 0 4 0
Archery 2002 23 6 3 0 0 0 0
Archery 2001 23 4 4 0 0 1 0
Archery 2000 23 2 6 0 0 1 0
Archery 1999 23 3 2 2 0 1 0
Archery 1998 23 1 1 1 0 0 1
Archery 1997 23 5 2 0 0 5 0
Archery 1996 23 7 2 1 0 1 2
Archery 1995 23 3 7 0 0 2 0
Archery 1994 23 2 2 0 0 1 0
Archery 1993 23 4 4 0 0 2 0
Archery 1991 23 7 4 2 0 3 2
Archery 1990 23 11 2 5 0 1 5
Archery 1989 23 8 2 2 0 5 2
Archery 1988 23 4 11 0 0 1 2
Archery 1987 23 4 4 0 0 3 0
Archery 1986 23 2 3 0 0 2 0
Archery 1984 23 2 1 0 0 1 0
Handgun 2003 23 1 1 0 0 0 0
Handgun 2002 23 1 0 0 0 0 0
Handgun 2001 23 1 1 0 0 0 0
Handgun 2000 23 2 4 0 0 1 0
Handgun 1999 23 1 1 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1998 23 4 7 0 0 0 2
Handgun 1997 23 1 1 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1996 23 1 1 0 0 0 0
Handgun 1995 23 2 4 0 0 1 1
Handgun 1993 23 3 3 1 0 0 1
Handgun 1992 23 1 10 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1991 23 1 1 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1990 23 3 2 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1989 23 1 3 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1988 23 3 1 0 0 0 2
Handgun 1987 23 2 2 0 0 1 1
Handgun 1985 23 1 14 0 0 1 0
Muzzleloader 2000 23 1 1 1 0 1 0
Muzzleloader 1996 23 1 1 0 0 0 1
Muzzleloader 1989 23 1 1 0 0 0 1
Muzzleloader 1984 23 1 1 1 1 0 0
Rifle 2003 23 33 3 2 0 2 16
Rifle 2002 23 41 3 10 0 15 7
Rifle 2001 23 38 3 12 0 11 3
Rifle 2000 23 42 2 10 0 11 10
Rifle 1999 23 44 2 12 0 9 17
Rifle 1998 23 46 3 16 0 8 9
Rifle 1997 23 59 3 13 0 10 17
Rifle 1996 23 32 2 4 0 4 7
Rifle 1995 23 54 3 9 0 1 18
Rifle 1994 23 22 3 1 0 3 5
Rifle 1993 23 32 3 2 0 4 12
Rifle 1992 23 21 2 8 0 1 9
Rifle 1991 23 23 4 4 0 2 8
Rifle 1990 23 21 2 4 0 2 4
Rifle 1989 23 25 2 7 0 1 13
Rifle 1988 23 14 2 5 0 1 5
Rifle 1987 23 15 2 3 0 0 7
Rifle 1986 23 1 4 0 0 0 0
Rifle 1985 23 16 2 5 7 0 1
Rifle 1984 23 5 2 0 5 0 0
Shotgun 2002 23 1 0 0 0 1 0
Shotgun 2001 23 1 3 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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No resident tags are necessary.

No non-resident tags are necessary.

Note: A valid hunting license is required.

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Landscape Characteristics and Access

Surface Management Agency

U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Graph illustrating 66.28% 66.28 %
Private Graph illustrating 24.38% 24.38 %
State of Idaho Graph illustrating 3.42% 3.42 %
U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Graph illustrating 5.92% 5.92 %

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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

Rangeland Graph illustrating 8.81% 8.81 %
Forest Graph illustrating 86.29% 86.29 %
Urban Graph illustrating 0.1% 0.1 %
Irrigated-Sprinkler Graph illustrating 0.45% 0.45 %
Irrigated-Gravity Flow Graph illustrating 4.35% 4.35 %

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Land Use data source: IDWR

Weather

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Outfitters and Guides

Local Bear Outfitters & Guides

  • Crane, Leo Area 01
    Doing Business As: Lake-n-Leather Outfitters

    Operating Area for conducting Power Boat Fishing (including walk and wade fishing unless otherwise restricted) activities. Licensed for Deer, Elk, Goat, Bear, Cougar, Predator, Forest Grouse, Wolf hunting.
  • Dry Ridge Outfitters LLC Area 02
    Operating Area for conducting Non-motorized Trailrides, Equestrian Rides, Snowmobiling, Incidental Fishing activities. Licensed for Bobcat, Deer, Elk, Moose, Bear, Cougar, Predator, Forest Grouse, Wolf hunting.
  • Flying B Ranch, Inc. Area 06
    Licensed for Bobcat, Bear, Cougar, Wolf hunting.
  • Idaho's Premier Adventure Company LLC Area 01
    Operating Area for conducting Non-motorized Trailrides, Equestrian Rides, Photography Trips, Backpacking, Incidental Fishing activities. Licensed for Antelope, Deer, Elk, Goat, Sheep, Bear, Cougar, Predator, Forest Grouse, Bobcat, Wolf hunting.
  • Mackay Bar Guest Ranch, Inc. Area 02
    Licensed for Bear, Cougar, Bobcat, Wolf hunting.
  • Robson, Dale R. Area 02
    Operating Area for conducting Non-motorized Trailrides, Equestrian Rides, Snowmobiling, Incidental Fishing activities. Licensed for Bobcat, Deer, Elk, Moose, Bear, Cougar, Predator, Forest Grouse, Wolf hunting.
  • Twin Peaks Ranch, Inc. Area 01
    Operating Area for conducting Non-motorized Trailrides, Equestrian Rides, Backpacking, Snowmobiling, Incidental Fishing activities. Licensed for Antelope, Bobcat, Deer, Elk, Moose, Sheep, Bear, Cougar, Predator, Forest Grouse, Chukar, Wolf hunting.

No pack trip outfitters are available in Unit 23.

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