Bear General Any Weapon Season

Unit 23

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
  • Dogs Prohibited.

Dogs prohibited Oct. 1 - Oct. 31

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Hunt Area

Unit 23
All of Unit 23. Area Size: 476,557 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 23 70 27 43 38
2013 Any Weapon 23 67 34 33 28
2012 Any Weapon 23 74 46 28 34 40 28
2011 Any Weapon 23 65 45 20 32 33 28
2010 Any Weapon 23 59 37 22 32 26 22
2009 Any Weapon 23 55 34 20 31 24 26
2008 Any Weapon 23 62 41 20 45 17 23
2007 Any Weapon 23 78 38 39 48 30 32
2006 Any Weapon 23 46 36 10 26 20 18
2005 Any Weapon 23 70 46 24 46 24 16
2004 Any Weapon 23 56 37 19 38 18 18
2003 Any Weapon 23 64 44 20 42 22 21
2002 Any Weapon 23 50 32 18 28 22 14
2001 Any Weapon 23 41 24 17 22 19 15
2000 Any Weapon 23 53 37 16 28 25 10
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 23 6 4 1 0 4 0
Archery 2002 23 6 3 0 0 0 0
Archery 2001 23 4 4 0 0 1 0
Archery 2000 23 2 6 0 0 1 0
Archery 1999 23 3 2 2 0 1 0
Archery 1998 23 1 1 1 0 0 1
Archery 1997 23 5 2 0 0 5 0
Archery 1996 23 7 2 1 0 1 2
Archery 1995 23 3 7 0 0 2 0
Archery 1994 23 2 2 0 0 1 0
Archery 1993 23 4 4 0 0 2 0
Archery 1991 23 7 4 2 0 3 2
Archery 1990 23 11 2 5 0 1 5
Archery 1989 23 8 2 2 0 5 2
Archery 1988 23 4 11 0 0 1 2
Archery 1987 23 4 4 0 0 3 0
Archery 1986 23 2 3 0 0 2 0
Archery 1984 23 2 1 0 0 1 0
Handgun 2003 23 1 1 0 0 0 0
Handgun 2002 23 1 0 0 0 0 0
Handgun 2001 23 1 1 0 0 0 0
Handgun 2000 23 2 4 0 0 1 0
Handgun 1999 23 1 1 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1998 23 4 7 0 0 0 2
Handgun 1997 23 1 1 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1996 23 1 1 0 0 0 0
Handgun 1995 23 2 4 0 0 1 1
Handgun 1993 23 3 3 1 0 0 1
Handgun 1992 23 1 10 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1991 23 1 1 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1990 23 3 2 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1989 23 1 3 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1988 23 3 1 0 0 0 2
Handgun 1987 23 2 2 0 0 1 1
Handgun 1985 23 1 14 0 0 1 0
Muzzleloader 2000 23 1 1 1 0 1 0
Muzzleloader 1996 23 1 1 0 0 0 1
Muzzleloader 1989 23 1 1 0 0 0 1
Muzzleloader 1984 23 1 1 1 1 0 0
Rifle 2003 23 33 3 2 0 2 16
Rifle 2002 23 41 3 10 0 15 7
Rifle 2001 23 38 3 12 0 11 3
Rifle 2000 23 42 2 10 0 11 10
Rifle 1999 23 44 2 12 0 9 17
Rifle 1998 23 46 3 16 0 8 9
Rifle 1997 23 59 3 13 0 10 17
Rifle 1996 23 32 2 4 0 4 7
Rifle 1995 23 54 3 9 0 1 18
Rifle 1994 23 22 3 1 0 3 5
Rifle 1993 23 32 3 2 0 4 12
Rifle 1992 23 21 2 8 0 1 9
Rifle 1991 23 23 4 4 0 2 8
Rifle 1990 23 21 2 4 0 2 4
Rifle 1989 23 25 2 7 0 1 13
Rifle 1988 23 14 2 5 0 1 5
Rifle 1987 23 15 2 3 0 0 7
Rifle 1986 23 1 4 0 0 0 0
Rifle 1985 23 16 2 5 7 0 1
Rifle 1984 23 5 2 0 5 0 0
Shotgun 2002 23 1 0 0 0 1 0
Shotgun 2001 23 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 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 66.12 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 66.12%
Graph illustrating 24.36 percent Private 24.36%
Graph illustrating 5.93 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 5.93%
Graph illustrating 3.42 percent State of Idaho 3.42%
Graph illustrating 0.16 percent Other 0.16%

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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

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Federally-designated Wilderness Areas

No motorized vehicles are allowed in these areas.

Land Use/Land Cover

Graph illustrating 86.29% Forest 86.29 %
Graph illustrating 8.81% Rangeland 8.81 %
Graph illustrating 4.35% Irrigated-Gravity Flow 4.35 %
Graph illustrating 0.45% Irrigated-Sprinkler 0.45 %
Graph illustrating 0.1% Urban 0.1 %
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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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