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Bear General Any Weapon Season

Unit 48

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:
  • Dogs Prohibited.

Dogs prohibited Oct. 1 - Oct. 31

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Hunt Area

Unit 48
All of Unit 48. Area Size: 389,791 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 48 15 11 4 5 10 9
2011 Any Weapon 48 10 6 4 4 6 6
2010 Any Weapon 48 15 12 3 3 12 9
2009 Any Weapon 48 10 7 3 3 7 4
2008 Any Weapon 48 14 7 7 10 4 1
2007 Any Weapon 48 12 10 2 2 10 8
2006 Any Weapon 48 10 6 4 7 3 5
2005 Any Weapon 48 16 14 2 3 13 7
2004 Any Weapon 48 11 10 1 3 8 4
2003 Any Weapon 48 5 4 1 3 2 2
2002 Any Weapon 48 11 9 2 9 2
2001 Any Weapon 48 10 6 4 7 3 1
2000 Any Weapon 48 9 5 4 8 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 48 5 2 0 1 0 1
Archery 2001 48 2 3 0 0 0 0
Archery 1996 48 2 6 0 0 1 0
Archery 1992 48 1 1 0 0 0 0
Archery 1991 48 1 2 0 0 1 0
Archery 1990 48 2 3 0 0 2 0
Archery 1989 48 5 4 0 0 3 0
Archery 1988 48 3 1 0 0 2 1
Archery 1987 48 4 4 0 0 3 1
Archery 1986 48 5 10 0 0 5 0
Archery 1984 48 1 3 0 0 1 0
Handgun 1998 48 1 1 0 0 1 0
Handgun 1994 48 1 1 0 0 1 0
Handgun 1990 48 1 12 0 0 1 0
Handgun 1988 48 1 1 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1986 48 1 14 0 0 1 0
Rifle 2003 48 3 1 0 0 1 1
Rifle 2002 48 6 2 0 0 1 0
Rifle 2001 48 7 2 0 0 2 2
Rifle 2000 48 10 4 0 0 1 0
Rifle 1999 48 5 2 0 0 0 1
Rifle 1998 48 5 3 0 0 3 0
Rifle 1997 48 5 2 0 0 0 1
Rifle 1996 48 2 5 0 0 0 0
Rifle 1995 48 5 2 0 0 0 2
Rifle 1994 48 2 1 0 0 0 0
Rifle 1993 48 3 2 0 0 2 1
Rifle 1992 48 2 2 0 0 0 2
Rifle 1991 48 3 1 0 0 0 3
Rifle 1990 48 4 11 0 0 0 1
Rifle 1989 48 5 3 0 0 1 1
Rifle 1988 48 2 5 0 0 0 0
Rifle 1987 48 3 1 1 0 1 1
Rifle 1986 48 2 1 0 0 1 0
Rifle 1984 48 4 5 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
  • 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

State of Idaho Graph illustrating 2.11% 2.11 %
Private Graph illustrating 16.7% 16.7 %
U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Graph illustrating 69.39% 69.39 %
U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Graph illustrating 11.8% 11.8 %

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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

Dryland Agriculture Graph illustrating 0.94% 0.94 %
Forest Graph illustrating 38.18% 38.18 %
Irrigated-Gravity Flow Graph illustrating 3% 3 %
Irrigated-Sprinkler Graph illustrating 1.85% 1.85 %
Rangeland Graph illustrating 51.95% 51.95 %
Riparian Graph illustrating 4.08% 4.08 %

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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 48.

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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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