Bear General Any Weapon Season

Unit 8A

4/15/2012 - 5/31/2012

Species
Black Bear (Ursus americanus)
Either-sex Black Bear
No female black bear accompanied by young may be taken.
Any Weapon
Rifle, Archery, Muzzleloader, Shotgun, or Handgun.

Restrictions
  • Bait Prohibited.
  • Dogs Prohibited.

Dogs prohibited Apr. 15 - Apr. 30

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Hunt Area

Unit 8A
All of Unit 8A. Area Size: 468,020 acres
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Statistics

General Season Harvest Statistics

Year Weapon Unit Hunters* Harvest Success% Days Boars Sows Fall Spring Bait
2015 Any Weapon 8A 42 22 20 13 29
2014 Any Weapon 8A 56 37 19
2013 Any Weapon 8A 37 20 17
2012 Any Weapon 8A 37 21 16 23 14 1
2011 Any Weapon 8A 32 17 15 24 8
2010 Any Weapon 8A 43 21 22 24 19
2009 Any Weapon 8A 55 32 23 34 21
2008 Any Weapon 8A 55 33 22 44 11
2007 Any Weapon 8A 44 31 13 24 20
2006 Any Weapon 8A 47 23 24 28 19 2
2005 Any Weapon 8A 44 29 15 28 16
2004 Any Weapon 8A 64 35 28 33 31
2003 Any Weapon 8A 68 39 29 45 23
2002 Any Weapon 8A 43 20 23 38 5
2001 Any Weapon 8A 51 32 19 38 13
2000 Any Weapon 8A 38 21 17 29 9
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 8A 3 1 0 0 0 0
Archery 2002 8A 2 6 2 0 0 0
Archery 2001 8A 6 1 1 0 0 0
Archery 2000 8A 2 1 0 0 0 0
Archery 1999 8A 1 1 0 0 0 0
Archery 1996 8A 1 7 0 0 0 1
Archery 1994 8A 3 5 0 0 0 3
Archery 1993 8A 1 15 0 0 1 0
Archery 1991 8A 8 7 0 0 8 0
Archery 1990 8A 9 5 1 0 8 1
Archery 1989 8A 13 5 0 0 9 2
Archery 1988 8A 2 10 0 0 1 1
Archery 1987 8A 1 6 0 0 1 0
Archery 1984 8A 1 2 0 1 0 0
Handgun 2003 8A 1 10 0 0 0 1
Handgun 2002 8A 2 4 0 0 0 2
Handgun 2001 8A 1 1 0 0 0 0
Handgun 1999 8A 1 1 0 0 0 0
Handgun 1996 8A 2 2 0 0 0 2
Handgun 1995 8A 1 2 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1994 8A 2 6 0 0 0 2
Handgun 1993 8A 1 10 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1992 8A 1 4 0 0 1 0
Handgun 1991 8A 1 10 0 0 1 0
Handgun 1990 8A 1 3 0 0 1 0
Handgun 1989 8A 2 2 0 0 1 0
Handgun 1986 8A 3 3 0 0 0 0
Muzzleloader 1999 8A 1 3 0 0 0 0
Muzzleloader 1991 8A 1 1 0 0 1 0
Muzzleloader 1990 8A 1 1 0 0 0 0
Muzzleloader 1987 8A 1 2 0 0 1 0
Muzzleloader 1986 8A 1 10 0 0 1 0
Rifle 2003 8A 38 3 1 0 0 11
Rifle 2002 8A 56 4 1 0 0 22
Rifle 2001 8A 36 4 2 0 0 2
Rifle 2000 8A 40 3 4 0 0 14
Rifle 1999 8A 25 4 0 0 0 6
Rifle 1998 8A 36 3 1 0 0 5
Rifle 1997 8A 49 2 0 0 0 11
Rifle 1996 8A 31 3 0 0 0 7
Rifle 1995 8A 34 3 0 0 0 13
Rifle 1994 8A 32 4 0 0 0 9
Rifle 1993 8A 23 4 0 0 1 1
Rifle 1992 8A 19 2 0 0 1 0
Rifle 1991 8A 38 4 1 0 15 1
Rifle 1990 8A 41 4 1 0 8 10
Rifle 1989 8A 48 4 0 1 7 8
Rifle 1988 8A 26 3 0 0 4 5
Rifle 1987 8A 21 3 1 0 5 3
Rifle 1986 8A 22 5 0 0 10 6
Rifle 1985 8A 32 2 0 3 1 1
Rifle 1984 8A 5 5 0 2 0 0
Shotgun 1998 8A 1 1 0 0 0 0
Source: Mandatory Big Game Mortality Reports
* Includes all animals harvested regardless of sex or special restrictions.

Tags, Permits & Fees

Resident Tags, Permits, and Fees

  • Adult Bear Tag $11.50 2012
  • Jr./Sr./DAV Bear Tag $6.75 2012
  • Hound Hunter Permit* $12.75 2012
  • Bear Bait Permit* $12.75 2012

NonResident Tags, Permits, and Fees

  • Junior Mentored Bear Tag $23.75 2012
  • Adult Bear Tag $186.00 2012
  • Bear Bait Permit* $31.75 2012
  • Hound Hunter Permit* $169.75 2012

A valid hunting license is required.
* Indicates this item is optional.

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Landscape Characteristics and Access

Surface Management

For government land, these data show the managing agency of the land, which may or not be the same as the owning agency.

Graph illustrating 59.83 percent Private 59.83%
Graph illustrating 26.56 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 26.56%
Graph illustrating 12.3 percent State of Idaho 12.3%
Graph illustrating 0.64 percent U.S. Corps of Engineers (COE) 0.64%
Graph illustrating 0.29 percent U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) 0.29%
Graph illustrating 0.22 percent Indian Reservation 0.22%
Graph illustrating 0.13 percent Other 0.13%
Graph illustrating 0.02 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 0.02%

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Access Yes! Properties

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Forest Service Land

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Federally-designated Wilderness Areas

No motorized vehicles are allowed in these areas.

There are no wilderness areas in this hunt.

Land Use/Land Cover

Graph illustrating 67.37% Forest 67.37 %
Graph illustrating 30.86% Dryland Agriculture 30.86 %
Graph illustrating 1.77% Water 1.77 %
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1990 Land Use/Land Cover based on Anderson et al scheme via Idaho Department of Water Resources

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