Bear General Any Weapon Season

Unit 59

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
  • Motorized Hunting Rule (MHR): Motorized vehicle use as an aid to hunting for wildlife is restricted to established roadways open to motorized vehicle traffic capable of travel by full-sized automobiles. A full-size automobile shall be defined as any motorized vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) in excess of 1,500 lbs. Find out more information about hunting with ATVs and the Motor Hunting Restriction at fishgame.idaho.gov/cms/hunt/atv/
  • Dogs Prohibited.

Dogs prohibited Oct. 1 - Oct. 31

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Hunt Area

Unit 59
All of Unit 59. Area Size: 232,834 acres
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Statistics

General Season Harvest Statistics

Year Weapon Unit Hunters* Harvest Success% Days Boars Sows Fall Spring Bait
2015 Any Weapon 59 5 5 3 2 1
2014 Any Weapon 59 5 3 2 1
2013 Any Weapon 59 7 6 1 2
2012 Any Weapon 59 2 2 2 1
2011 Any Weapon 59 5 3 2 2 3 4
2010 Any Weapon 59 9 7 2 6 3 3
2009 Any Weapon 59 7 4 3 3 4 2
2008 Any Weapon 59 4 2 2 2 2 1
2007 Any Weapon 59 6 2 4 3 3 2
2006 Any Weapon 59 2 1 1 1 1 1
2005 Any Weapon 59 1 1 1
2004 Any Weapon 59 7 6 1 5 2 1
2003 Any Weapon 59 1 1 1 1
2002 Any Weapon 59 11 8 3 2 9 1
2001 Any Weapon 59 1 1 1
2000 Any Weapon 59 3 2 1 1 2 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 2002 59 1 7 0 0 1 0
Archery 2001 59 1 2 0 0 1 1
Archery 2000 59 1 5 0 0 1 0
Archery 1999 59 2 10 0 0 2 0
Archery 1997 59 1 6 0 0 0 1
Archery 1996 59 1 1 0 0 1 0
Archery 1995 59 1 1 0 0 1 0
Archery 1993 59 1 2 0 0 0 1
Archery 1991 59 2 3 0 0 0 0
Archery 1989 59 1 2 0 0 0 0
Archery 1988 59 1 1 0 0 0 0
Archery 1987 59 1 18 0 0 0 0
Archery 1984 59 1 72 0 0 1 0
Handgun 2001 59 3 8 0 0 2 3
Handgun 1997 59 2 8 0 0 1 1
Rifle 2002 59 2 1 0 0 0 0
Rifle 2001 59 6 13 0 0 1 2
Rifle 1999 59 1 1 0 0 0 0
Rifle 1998 59 1 9 0 0 0 0
Rifle 1996 59 1 7 0 0 1 0
Rifle 1995 59 1 12 0 0 1 0
Rifle 1994 59 2 3 0 0 0 0
Rifle 1993 59 1 3 0 0 0 0
Rifle 1992 59 2 1 1 0 1 0
Rifle 1991 59 1 8 0 0 0 0
Rifle 1990 59 2 2 0 0 0 1
Rifle 1989 59 1 1 0 0 0 0
Rifle 1987 59 2 3 0 0 2 0
Rifle 1986 59 1 5 0 0 1 0
Rifle 1984 59 1 6 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 35.29 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 35.29%
Graph illustrating 33.07 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 33.07%
Graph illustrating 29.79 percent Private 29.79%
Graph illustrating 1.7 percent State of Idaho 1.7%

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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.

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.

There are no wilderness areas in this hunt.

Land Use/Land Cover

Graph illustrating 87.9% Rangeland 87.9 %
Graph illustrating 7.28% Forest 7.28 %
Graph illustrating 3.98% Irrigated-Gravity Flow 3.98 %
Graph illustrating 0.76% Irrigated-Sprinkler 0.76 %
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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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