Bear General Any Weapon Season

Unit 39

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. 5 - Oct. 31

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Hunt Area

Unit 39
All of Unit 39. Area Size: 3,128,246 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 39 138 32 106 65
2013 Any Weapon 39 147 45 102 69
2012 Any Weapon 39 142 87 54 38 104 74
2011 Any Weapon 39 154 102 51 41 113 55
2010 Any Weapon 39 178 95 81 69 109 58
2009 Any Weapon 39 115 77 37 41 74 44
2008 Any Weapon 39 115 73 39 44 71 41
2007 Any Weapon 39 154 90 63 65 89 63
2006 Any Weapon 39 119 85 34 50 69 43
2005 Any Weapon 39 122 79 43 37 85 47
2004 Any Weapon 39 141 89 52 58 83 47
2003 Any Weapon 39 122 79 43 38 84 50
2002 Any Weapon 39 142 95 47 70 72 34
2001 Any Weapon 39 108 65 42 64 44 29
2000 Any Weapon 39 118 69 49 74 44 28
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 39 21 4 1 0 18 2
Archery 2001 39 19 4 3 0 13 3
Archery 2000 39 8 7 0 0 8 0
Archery 1999 39 10 3 1 0 8 1
Archery 1998 39 8 4 0 0 8 0
Archery 1997 39 6 6 0 0 6 0
Archery 1996 39 5 3 0 0 4 0
Archery 1995 39 7 6 0 0 6 1
Archery 1994 39 15 5 3 0 13 2
Archery 1993 39 6 4 0 0 4 0
Archery 1992 39 2 4 0 0 2 0
Archery 1991 39 7 6 1 0 5 0
Archery 1990 39 19 7 6 0 8 7
Archery 1989 39 15 4 2 0 12 1
Archery 1988 39 16 4 1 0 14 1
Archery 1987 39 6 3 1 0 2 2
Archery 1986 39 5 5 0 0 5 0
Archery 1984 39 9 7 3 6 0 0
Handgun 2003 39 1 2 0 0 0 1
Handgun 2002 39 7 2 1 0 0 6
Handgun 2001 39 6 2 0 0 0 4
Handgun 2000 39 3 2 0 0 0 2
Handgun 1999 39 6 2 0 0 0 6
Handgun 1998 39 6 2 1 0 1 4
Handgun 1997 39 4 3 1 0 1 2
Handgun 1996 39 3 8 0 1 0 1
Handgun 1995 39 3 11 0 0 1 1
Handgun 1994 39 2 9 0 0 1 0
Handgun 1993 39 2 1 0 0 0 2
Handgun 1991 39 1 2 1 0 0 1
Handgun 1990 39 3 2 0 0 1 1
Handgun 1989 39 4 1 1 0 0 4
Handgun 1988 39 4 1 0 0 0 2
Handgun 1987 39 4 2 1 0 0 3
Handgun 1986 39 2 1 0 0 1 1
Muzzleloader 2002 39 6 3 1 0 3 0
Muzzleloader 2001 39 1 1 0 0 0 0
Muzzleloader 1997 39 1 8 1 0 0 1
Muzzleloader 1995 39 1 3 0 0 1 0
Muzzleloader 1994 39 1 3 0 0 0 1
Muzzleloader 1988 39 1 1 0 0 0 0
Muzzleloader 1987 39 1 30 0 0 0 0
Muzzleloader 1984 39 1 10 0 0 0 0
Rifle 2003 39 30 2 0 0 0 6
Rifle 2002 39 115 4 9 0 32 24
Rifle 2001 39 108 3 15 0 17 9
Rifle 2000 39 105 4 5 0 22 13
Rifle 1999 39 91 3 4 1 19 5
Rifle 1998 39 127 3 4 0 11 6
Rifle 1997 39 68 2 3 0 9 6
Rifle 1996 39 61 4 0 1 12 5
Rifle 1995 39 75 3 1 0 7 2
Rifle 1994 39 52 3 1 1 6 3
Rifle 1993 39 35 2 0 0 6 3
Rifle 1992 39 23 2 2 0 2 4
Rifle 1991 39 25 2 2 0 3 3
Rifle 1990 39 81 3 4 0 3 6
Rifle 1989 39 51 3 1 0 3 5
Rifle 1988 39 53 2 4 1 10 6
Rifle 1987 39 32 2 1 0 6 6
Rifle 1986 39 9 5 0 0 4 0
Rifle 1985 39 17 1 0 2 0 0
Rifle 1984 39 10 2 3 4 2 0
Shotgun 2002 39 4 1 0 0 1 3
Shotgun 2001 39 2 4 0 0 0 1
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 29.22 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 29.22%
Graph illustrating 11.68 percent Private 11.68%
Graph illustrating 4.58 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 4.58%
Graph illustrating 3.49 percent State of Idaho 3.49%
Graph illustrating 0.8 percent U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) 0.8%
Graph illustrating 0.14 percent Other 0.14%
Graph illustrating 0.09 percent U.S. Military 0.09%
Graph illustrating 0 percent U.S. Corps of Engineers (COE) 0%

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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

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 30.45% Forest 30.45 %
Graph illustrating 18.35% Rangeland 18.35 %
Graph illustrating 0.44% Urban 0.44 %
Graph illustrating 0.2% Irrigated-Gravity Flow 0.2 %
Graph illustrating 0.18% Dryland Agriculture 0.18 %
Graph illustrating 0.13% Riparian 0.13 %
Graph illustrating 0.13% Irrigated-Sprinkler 0.13 %
Graph illustrating 0.12% Water 0.12 %

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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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