Bear General Any Weapon Season

Unit 20

4/1/2013 - 6/30/2013

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
  • A second animal may be taken in all or part of this unit. Appropriate tags are required for all kills.

Electronic calls may be used. Second bear tag may be used.

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Hunt Area

Unit 20
All of Unit 20. Area Size: 302,968 acres
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Statistics

General Season Harvest Statistics

Year Weapon Unit Hunters* Harvest Success% Days Boars Sows Fall Spring Bait
2014 Any Weapon 20 21 2 19 14
2013 Any Weapon 20 14 3 11 7
2012 Any Weapon 20 28 23 5 1 27 24
2011 Any Weapon 20 19 13 6 6 13 9
2010 Any Weapon 20 24 17 7 10 14 18
2009 Any Weapon 20 37 22 15 13 24 26
2008 Any Weapon 20 24 13 11 7 17 18
2007 Any Weapon 20 21 16 5 4 17 17
2006 Any Weapon 20 23 14 9 6 17 8
2005 Any Weapon 20 21 13 8 7 14 7
2004 Any Weapon 20 20 16 4 8 12 8
2003 Any Weapon 20 22 16 6 6 16 11
2002 Any Weapon 20 17 14 2 6 11 4
2001 Any Weapon 20 12 9 3 4 8 6
2000 Any Weapon 20 16 9 7 4 12 3
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 20 1 1 1 0 1 0
Archery 2002 20 1 3 1 0 1 0
Archery 2001 20 4 2 0 0 4 0
Archery 1999 20 1 3 0 0 1 0
Archery 1998 20 2 3 0 0 2 0
Archery 1990 20 1 1 0 0 0 0
Archery 1989 20 2 3 1 0 1 1
Archery 1987 20 1 1 0 0 0 0
Archery 1985 20 1 20 0 0 1 0
Handgun 2002 20 1 8 0 0 0 0
Handgun 1998 20 1 5 0 0 0 0
Handgun 1995 20 1 23 0 0 1 0
Handgun 1993 20 1 1 0 0 0 0
Handgun 1990 20 1 1 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1988 20 2 5 0 0 0 2
Muzzleloader 1992 20 2 9 0 0 2 0
Rifle 2003 20 4 3 2 0 2 1
Rifle 2002 20 20 3 9 0 6 1
Rifle 2001 20 11 4 4 0 0 1
Rifle 2000 20 12 5 2 0 6 0
Rifle 1999 20 21 4 8 0 1 0
Rifle 1998 20 6 4 2 0 1 0
Rifle 1997 20 3 3 0 0 0 0
Rifle 1996 20 16 4 2 0 2 0
Rifle 1995 20 9 4 0 0 3 0
Rifle 1994 20 8 5 3 1 0 1
Rifle 1993 20 8 3 1 0 0 0
Rifle 1992 20 5 6 1 0 0 0
Rifle 1991 20 6 4 4 0 1 1
Rifle 1990 20 10 3 7 0 0 1
Rifle 1989 20 17 3 8 0 2 2
Rifle 1988 20 8 4 5 0 3 0
Rifle 1987 20 9 3 1 0 0 1
Rifle 1985 20 3 3 1 0 0 0
Rifle 1984 20 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

Resident Tags, Permits, and Fees

  • Adult Bear Tag $11.50 2013
  • Jr./Sr./DAV Bear Tag $6.75 2013
  • Hound Hunter Permit* $12.75 2013
  • Bear Bait Permit* $12.75 2013

NonResident Tags, Permits, and Fees

  • Junior Mentored Bear Tag $23.75 2013
  • Adult Bear Tag $186.00 2013
  • Bear Bait Permit* $31.75 2013
  • Hound Hunter Permit* $169.75 2013

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 99.38 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 99.38%
Graph illustrating 0.42 percent Private 0.42%
Graph illustrating 0.2 percent Other 0.2%

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Land management via Inside Idaho

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

No motorized vehicles are allowed in these areas.

Land Use/Land Cover

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1990 Land Use/Land Cover based on Anderson et al scheme via Idaho Department of Water Resources

Weather

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Services

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Getting There

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