Bear General Any Weapon Season

Unit 4

8/30/2012 - 10/31/2012

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

Dogs prohibited Aug. 30 - Sep. 14 and Oct. 10 - Oct. 31. Second bear tag may be used. Caution: Grizzly bears may be encountered.

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Hunt Area

Unit 4
All of Unit 4. Area Size: 787,905 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 4 130 45 85 40
2013 Any Weapon 4 104 51 53 40
2012 Any Weapon 4 123 77 45 66 57 40
2011 Any Weapon 4 129 68 61 89 40 38
2010 Any Weapon 4 140 89 51 77 63 44
2009 Any Weapon 4 117 79 37 81 36 24
2008 Any Weapon 4 99 57 42 74 25 22
2007 Any Weapon 4 159 96 62 86 73 44
2006 Any Weapon 4 127 87 40 80 47 33
2005 Any Weapon 4 181 113 67 84 97 46
2004 Any Weapon 4 112 75 36 67 45 18
2003 Any Weapon 4 133 81 52 93 40 18
2002 Any Weapon 4 151 109 40 126 25 22
2001 Any Weapon 4 93 65 28 65 28 8
2000 Any Weapon 4 87 56 31 60 27 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 4 5 6 0 0 1 0
Archery 2002 4 9 4 0 0 3 0
Archery 2001 4 7 4 0 0 3 0
Archery 2000 4 6 2 0 0 3 0
Archery 1999 4 3 3 0 0 2 0
Archery 1998 4 6 4 0 0 2 1
Archery 1997 4 7 4 0 0 4 1
Archery 1996 4 3 2 0 0 1 1
Archery 1995 4 5 8 0 0 1 0
Archery 1994 4 4 8 0 0 4 0
Archery 1993 4 8 2 0 0 2 2
Archery 1992 4 5 5 0 0 1 1
Archery 1991 4 8 6 2 0 5 2
Archery 1990 4 5 8 1 0 1 1
Archery 1989 4 5 1 0 0 1 2
Archery 1988 4 6 10 0 0 5 1
Archery 1987 4 5 15 0 0 3 1
Archery 1986 4 3 6 0 0 2 0
Archery 1985 4 2 4 0 0 0 0
Archery 1984 4 4 8 0 0 4 0
Handgun 2002 4 3 6 0 0 0 2
Handgun 2001 4 4 1 0 0 0 0
Handgun 2000 4 2 8 0 0 0 2
Handgun 1999 4 4 2 0 0 2 0
Handgun 1998 4 1 1 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1997 4 3 2 0 0 1 0
Handgun 1996 4 3 2 0 0 0 2
Handgun 1995 4 2 7 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1993 4 2 3 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1992 4 2 6 0 0 0 0
Handgun 1991 4 3 8 1 0 0 1
Handgun 1990 4 2 1 0 0 1 1
Handgun 1989 4 5 3 0 0 0 4
Handgun 1988 4 8 5 0 0 1 6
Handgun 1987 4 4 3 0 0 0 4
Handgun 1986 4 2 1 0 0 0 1
Muzzleloader 2002 4 1 4 1 0 1 0
Muzzleloader 2001 4 2 5 0 0 1 0
Muzzleloader 1996 4 1 2 0 0 0 0
Muzzleloader 1993 4 1 1 0 0 1 0
Muzzleloader 1991 4 1 1 0 0 1 0
Muzzleloader 1984 4 1 2 1 0 0 0
Rifle 2003 4 71 4 2 0 9 11
Rifle 2002 4 151 3 14 0 13 29
Rifle 2001 4 75 4 4 0 5 2
Rifle 2000 4 79 4 3 0 4 20
Rifle 1999 4 101 4 1 0 9 30
Rifle 1998 4 101 4 2 0 7 18
Rifle 1997 4 110 4 0 0 15 6
Rifle 1996 4 76 3 1 0 4 10
Rifle 1995 4 46 4 0 0 5 6
Rifle 1994 4 54 3 2 0 5 4
Rifle 1993 4 50 2 0 0 8 8
Rifle 1992 4 84 3 1 0 3 8
Rifle 1991 4 86 4 2 5 8 13
Rifle 1990 4 82 3 3 0 3 18
Rifle 1989 4 65 3 2 0 0 16
Rifle 1988 4 53 5 6 0 2 13
Rifle 1987 4 42 4 2 0 3 15
Rifle 1986 4 76 3 2 0 0 8
Rifle 1985 4 43 3 1 2 0 0
Rifle 1984 4 17 3 0 3 1 0
Shotgun 2002 4 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 68.99 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 68.99%
Graph illustrating 20.04 percent Private 20.04%
Graph illustrating 6.54 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 6.54%
Graph illustrating 3.75 percent State of Idaho 3.75%
Graph illustrating 0.47 percent U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) 0.47%
Graph illustrating 0.17 percent Other 0.17%

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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.

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 93.19% Forest 93.19 %
Graph illustrating 2.5% Rangeland 2.5 %
Graph illustrating 1.82% Urban 1.82 %
Graph illustrating 1.76% Riparian 1.76 %
Graph illustrating 0.7% Dryland Agriculture 0.7 %
Graph illustrating 0% Water 0 %

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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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Services

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