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Bear General Any Weapon Season

Unit 50

8/30/2014 - 10/31/2014

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:
  • 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 - Oct. 31

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Hunt Area

Unit 50
All of Unit 50. Area Size: 1,056,172 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 50 17 11 6 4 13 1
2011 Any Weapon 50 22 12 10 8 14 8
2010 Any Weapon 50 23 13 10 4 19 5
2009 Any Weapon 50 18 13 5 1 17 5
2008 Any Weapon 50 24 13 11 5 19 7
2007 Any Weapon 50 29 19 10 6 23 5
2006 Any Weapon 50 21 18 3 3 18 6
2005 Any Weapon 50 21 14 7 6 15 9
2004 Any Weapon 50 21 16 5 3 18 7
2003 Any Weapon 50 25 16 9 8 17 7
2002 Any Weapon 50 28 16 12 12 16 10
2001 Any Weapon 50 22 13 9 5 17 3
2000 Any Weapon 50 20 9 11 6 14 8

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 50 2 5 0 0 0 0
Archery 2002 50 5 2 0 0 2 0
Archery 2001 50 10 2 0 0 5 0
Archery 2000 50 4 9 0 0 0 2
Archery 1999 50 2 6 0 0 1 0
Archery 1998 50 2 3 0 0 1 0
Archery 1997 50 3 2 0 0 0 1
Archery 1996 50 5 4 1 0 2 3
Archery 1995 50 2 3 1 0 2 0
Archery 1994 50 1 2 0 0 0 0
Archery 1993 50 3 4 0 0 1 0
Archery 1992 50 3 5 0 0 0 1
Archery 1991 50 2 4 0 0 1 0
Archery 1990 50 4 4 2 0 1 2
Archery 1989 50 2 4 0 0 2 0
Archery 1988 50 1 2 0 0 1 0
Archery 1987 50 10 4 0 0 8 0
Archery 1986 50 1 14 0 0 1 0
Archery 1984 50 3 8 0 0 3 0
Handgun 2002 50 2 3 0 0 1 2
Handgun 2001 50 2 1 0 0 0 2
Handgun 2000 50 1 1 0 0 0 0
Handgun 1997 50 3 3 1 0 0 3
Handgun 1996 50 1 5 1 0 1 0
Handgun 1995 50 4 3 1 0 0 4
Handgun 1993 50 1 5 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1991 50 2 16 0 0 0 2
Handgun 1990 50 4 9 1 0 3 1
Handgun 1989 50 3 5 2 0 3 0
Handgun 1987 50 1 10 0 0 0 1
Muzzleloader 2002 50 1 4 0 0 1 0
Muzzleloader 1999 50 2 14 0 0 2 0
Rifle 2003 50 6 2 0 0 1 0
Rifle 2002 50 20 6 4 0 6 4
Rifle 2001 50 8 4 0 0 4 2
Rifle 2000 50 18 3 2 0 3 4
Rifle 1999 50 14 6 3 0 6 5
Rifle 1998 50 5 4 0 0 1 2
Rifle 1997 50 9 7 2 0 2 2
Rifle 1996 50 6 4 2 0 2 2
Rifle 1995 50 7 2 3 0 5 1
Rifle 1994 50 10 4 1 0 5 0
Rifle 1993 50 9 3 6 0 4 3
Rifle 1992 50 6 3 1 0 2 2
Rifle 1991 50 6 11 0 0 0 3
Rifle 1990 50 2 7 0 0 1 0
Rifle 1989 50 1 1 0 0 1 0
Rifle 1988 50 1 1 0 0 1 0
Rifle 1987 50 1 30 0 0 1 0
Rifle 1985 50 1 1 0 0 0 0
Rifle 1984 50 3 7 1 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
  • Jr./Sr./DAV Bear Tag $6.75
  • Hound Hunter Permit* $12.75
  • Bear Bait Permit* $12.75

NonResident Tags, Permits & Fees

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

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 50.62% 50.62 %
State of Idaho Graph illustrating 1.65% 1.65 %
U.S. National Park Service (NPS) Graph illustrating 0.97% 0.97 %
Private Graph illustrating 17.34% 17.34 %
U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Graph illustrating 29.42% 29.42 %

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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

Forest Graph illustrating 11.52% 11.52 %
Irrigated-Gravity Flow Graph illustrating 5.11% 5.11 %
Irrigated-Sprinkler Graph illustrating 6.64% 6.64 %
Rangeland Graph illustrating 73.6% 73.6 %
Riparian Graph illustrating 1.81% 1.81 %
Rock Graph illustrating 1.21% 1.21 %
Water Graph illustrating 0.12% 0.12 %

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Land Use data source: IDWR

Weather

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Outfitters and Guides

Local Bear Outfitters & Guides

No pack trip outfitters are available in Unit 50.

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Services

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