Bear General Any Weapon Season

Unit 59A

4/15/2013 - 6/15/2013

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
  • 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/

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Hunt Area

Unit 59A
All of Unit 59A. Area Size: 257,884 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 59A 5 5 1
2013 Any Weapon 59A 7 3 4 3
2012 Any Weapon 59A 1 1 1 1
2011 Any Weapon 59A 2 2 2 2
2010 Any Weapon 59A 6 5 1 3 3 1
2009 Any Weapon 59A 1 1 1 1
2008 Any Weapon 59A 1 1 1
2007 Any Weapon 59A 1 1 1
2006 Any Weapon 59A 1 1 1
2005 Any Weapon 59A 2 2 2 2
2004 Any Weapon 59A 3 3 1 2 1
2003 Any Weapon 59A 1 1 1 1
2002 Any Weapon 59A 3 1 2 1 2 2
2001 Any Weapon 59A 2 1 1 2 2
2000 Any Weapon 59A
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 2001 59A 2 6 0 0 2 0
Archery 2000 59A 1 20 0 0 1 0
Archery 1996 59A 1 5 0 0 1 0
Archery 1995 59A 1 1 0 0 1 0
Archery 1994 59A 1 12 0 0 1 0
Archery 1993 59A 1 2 0 0 1 0
Archery 1990 59A 1 8 0 0 1 0
Archery 1988 59A 1 15 0 0 1 0
Archery 1987 59A 3 10 2 0 1 2
Handgun 2002 59A 1 6 0 0 1 0
Handgun 2000 59A 1 10 0 0 1 0
Handgun 1996 59A 2 5 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1994 59A 2 10 0 0 1 1
Muzzleloader 1998 59A 1 7 0 0 1 0
Muzzleloader 1995 59A 1 15 0 0 1 0
Muzzleloader 1993 59A 1 1 0 0 1 0
Muzzleloader 1984 59A 1 8 0 0 1 0
Rifle 2002 59A 1 1 0 0 0 0
Rifle 1996 59A 1 8 0 0 1 0
Rifle 1995 59A 2 11 0 0 1 1
Rifle 1988 59A 6 2 5 0 1 4
Rifle 1987 59A 1 3 1 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 & 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 & 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.

State of Idaho Graph illustrating 2.37% 2.37 %
U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Graph illustrating 43.03% 43.03 %
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) Graph illustrating 0.12% 0.12 %
Private Graph illustrating 14.96% 14.96 %
U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Graph illustrating 39.47% 39.47 %

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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.

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

Irrigated-Gravity Flow Graph illustrating 3.13% 3.13 %
Irrigated-Sprinkler Graph illustrating 1.43% 1.43 %
Rangeland Graph illustrating 77.91% 77.91 %
Forest Graph illustrating 17.5% 17.5 %

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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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Services

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