Bear General Any Weapon Season

Unit 43

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 43
All of Unit 43. Area Size: 448,051 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 43 47 19 28 21
2013 Any Weapon 43 47 14 33 22
2012 Any Weapon 43 54 34 20 15 39 30
2011 Any Weapon 43 44 33 10 26 18 14
2010 Any Weapon 43 46 30 16 20 26 17
2009 Any Weapon 43 30 15 15 13 17 15
2008 Any Weapon 43 21 14 7 12 9 7
2007 Any Weapon 43 43 27 16 31 12 10
2006 Any Weapon 43 27 19 7 21 6 3
2005 Any Weapon 43 28 15 13 22 6 4
2004 Any Weapon 43 29 17 12 18 11 9
2003 Any Weapon 43 23 11 12 21 2 2
2002 Any Weapon 43 37 20 17 29 8 7
2001 Any Weapon 43 32 22 10 15 17 9
2000 Any Weapon 43 50 28 22 44 6 5
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 43 6 7 0 0 1 2
Archery 2001 43 4 5 0 0 2 0
Archery 2000 43 10 8 0 0 3 0
Archery 1999 43 1 5 0 0 0 0
Archery 1997 43 2 7 0 0 0 0
Archery 1996 43 1 4 0 0 0 1
Archery 1995 43 1 6 0 0 0 1
Archery 1994 43 1 4 0 0 1 0
Archery 1993 43 5 4 0 0 4 0
Archery 1992 43 2 1 0 0 0 1
Archery 1991 43 2 5 0 0 2 0
Archery 1990 43 4 5 2 0 1 3
Archery 1989 43 3 2 0 0 2 1
Archery 1988 43 2 6 0 0 2 0
Archery 1987 43 2 1 0 0 2 0
Archery 1986 43 1 4 0 0 1 0
Archery 1984 43 4 6 0 1 1 0
Handgun 2002 43 2 1 0 0 0 1
Handgun 2001 43 3 2 0 0 2 0
Handgun 2000 43 3 4 0 0 2 0
Handgun 1999 43 2 2 0 0 0 2
Handgun 1997 43 1 1 0 0 0 0
Handgun 1996 43 1 1 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1995 43 2 2 0 0 1 0
Handgun 1994 43 1 7 0 0 0 0
Handgun 1993 43 1 2 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1991 43 2 8 0 0 1 1
Handgun 1990 43 1 8 0 0 1 0
Handgun 1989 43 1 6 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1988 43 2 2 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1987 43 1 2 0 0 0 0
Handgun 1986 43 1 2 0 0 0 1
Muzzleloader 2000 43 2 3 0 0 0 1
Rifle 2003 43 22 4 1 0 2 4
Rifle 2002 43 23 2 1 0 3 5
Rifle 2001 43 16 5 2 0 2 2
Rifle 2000 43 46 4 4 0 8 9
Rifle 1999 43 32 4 5 0 1 8
Rifle 1998 43 29 4 3 0 4 7
Rifle 1997 43 20 3 0 0 0 5
Rifle 1996 43 11 4 0 0 1 3
Rifle 1995 43 23 4 2 0 4 4
Rifle 1994 43 15 4 0 0 4 3
Rifle 1993 43 7 4 0 0 1 2
Rifle 1992 43 4 2 0 0 1 0
Rifle 1991 43 9 3 1 0 1 3
Rifle 1990 43 23 5 4 0 2 4
Rifle 1989 43 26 3 0 0 5 4
Rifle 1988 43 8 4 0 0 4 2
Rifle 1987 43 8 2 0 0 2 1
Rifle 1986 43 2 2 1 0 0 2
Rifle 1985 43 7 6 0 0 1 1
Rifle 1984 43 5 10 1 1 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 94.49 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 94.49%
Graph illustrating 3.03 percent Private 3.03%
Graph illustrating 1.29 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 1.29%
Graph illustrating 0.75 percent U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) 0.75%
Graph illustrating 0.23 percent Other 0.23%
Graph illustrating 0.21 percent State of Idaho 0.21%

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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.

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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

Graph illustrating 75.07% Forest 75.07 %
Graph illustrating 24.44% Rangeland 24.44 %
Graph illustrating 0.49% Water 0.49 %
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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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