Bear General Any Weapon Season

Unit 18

4/15/2013 - 5/31/2013

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 Apr. 15 - Apr. 30

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Hunt Area

Unit 18
All of Unit 18. Area Size: 180,782 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 18 40 14 26 7
2013 Any Weapon 18 35 23 12 3
2012 Any Weapon 18 28 20 8 17 11 4
2011 Any Weapon 18 22 15 7 11 11 3
2010 Any Weapon 18 22 16 6 11 11 4
2009 Any Weapon 18 19 13 6 18 1 3
2008 Any Weapon 18 26 19 7 24 2 5
2007 Any Weapon 18 22 13 9 19 3 1
2006 Any Weapon 18 24 15 9 18 6 2
2005 Any Weapon 18 24 17 7 15 9
2004 Any Weapon 18 19 14 5 13 6
2003 Any Weapon 18 17 10 7 13 4 1
2002 Any Weapon 18 24 15 8 16 8 2
2001 Any Weapon 18 15 11 4 9 6
2000 Any Weapon 18 22 15 7 16 6 1
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 18 1 1 1 0 0 1
Archery 2001 18 1 1 0 0 0 0
Archery 1999 18 5 2 3 0 0 4
Archery 1998 18 1 30 0 0 0 1
Archery 1994 18 1 6 0 0 0 1
Archery 1992 18 2 3 2 0 0 2
Archery 1989 18 2 3 2 0 0 2
Archery 1987 18 1 1 1 0 0 1
Handgun 2002 18 1 1 0 0 0 1
Handgun 2000 18 1 1 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1999 18 1 1 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1997 18 1 1 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1991 18 3 1 2 0 0 3
Handgun 1990 18 2 2 1 0 0 2
Handgun 1989 18 1 1 0 0 0 0
Handgun 1987 18 1 1 1 0 0 1
Handgun 1986 18 1 2 0 0 1 0
Muzzleloader 1987 18 1 1 0 0 0 0
Rifle 2003 18 10 2 0 0 0 4
Rifle 2002 18 19 2 4 0 2 10
Rifle 2001 18 16 2 2 0 1 2
Rifle 2000 18 20 3 7 0 0 17
Rifle 1999 18 16 3 5 0 2 6
Rifle 1998 18 10 3 5 0 0 8
Rifle 1997 18 13 4 5 0 2 4
Rifle 1996 18 11 2 4 0 0 6
Rifle 1995 18 11 2 4 0 0 7
Rifle 1994 18 6 2 4 0 0 4
Rifle 1993 18 4 2 3 0 0 3
Rifle 1992 18 10 2 7 0 0 7
Rifle 1991 18 9 2 3 0 0 2
Rifle 1990 18 5 3 1 0 1 0
Rifle 1989 18 7 2 2 0 0 4
Rifle 1988 18 11 3 4 0 4 3
Rifle 1987 18 6 2 1 0 0 1
Rifle 1986 18 7 2 3 0 1 3
Rifle 1985 18 15 3 8 5 2 2
Rifle 1984 18 5 3 2 2 1 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 2013
  • Jr./Sr./DAV Bear Tag $6.75 2013
  • Hound Hunter Permit* $12.75 2013
  • Bear Bait Permit* $12.75 2013

NonResident Tags, Permits, and Fees

  • Junior Mentored Bear Tag $23.75 2013
  • Adult Bear Tag $186.00 2013
  • Bear Bait Permit* $31.75 2013
  • Hound Hunter Permit* $169.75 2013

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 72.96 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 72.96%
Graph illustrating 23.08 percent Private 23.08%
Graph illustrating 1.99 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 1.99%
Graph illustrating 1.15 percent State of Idaho 1.15%
Graph illustrating 0.52 percent Other 0.52%

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Land management via Inside Idaho

Access Yes! Properties

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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 71.32% Forest 71.32 %
Graph illustrating 28.07% Rangeland 28.07 %
Graph illustrating 0.38% Dryland Agriculture 0.38 %
Graph illustrating 0.15% Irrigated-Sprinkler 0.15 %

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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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