Bear General Any Weapon Season

Unit 48

4/15/2012 - 6/15/2012

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

No special restrictions.

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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
2015 Any Weapon 48 16 10 6 4 12 12
2014 Any Weapon 48 7 2 5 5
2013 Any Weapon 48 14 5 9 7
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

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 69.39 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 69.39%
Graph illustrating 16.71 percent Private 16.71%
Graph illustrating 11.82 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 11.82%
Graph illustrating 2.09 percent State of Idaho 2.09%

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Land management via Inside Idaho

Access Yes! Properties

Access Yes! is Fish and Game program designed to improve hunting and fishing 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

No motorized vehicles are allowed in these areas.

Land Use/Land Cover

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