Bear General Any Weapon Season

Unit 37

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 37
All of Unit 37. Area Size: 449,656 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 37 3 3 1
2013 Any Weapon 37 5 5 2
2012 Any Weapon 37 1 1 1
2011 Any Weapon 37 4 3 1 2 2 1
2010 Any Weapon 37 1 1 1
2009 Any Weapon 37 4 3 1 2 2 1
2008 Any Weapon 37 6 5 1 1 5 1
2007 Any Weapon 37 7 3 4 2 5 1
2006 Any Weapon 37 7 4 3 7 2
2005 Any Weapon 37 3 3 1 2 1
2004 Any Weapon 37 4 3 1 4 1
2003 Any Weapon 37 10 8 2 5 5 1
2002 Any Weapon 37 5 2 3 2 3 1
2001 Any Weapon 37 4 2 2 1 3 3
2000 Any Weapon 37 6 4 2 1 5 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 37 1 1 0 0 0 0
Archery 2000 37 2 2 0 0 2 0
Archery 1999 37 1 3 0 0 1 0
Archery 1998 37 2 8 0 0 2 0
Archery 1996 37 1 5 0 0 0 1
Archery 1995 37 1 1 0 0 1 0
Archery 1994 37 2 2 1 0 1 0
Archery 1989 37 1 1 0 0 1 0
Archery 1987 37 1 6 0 0 1 0
Archery 1986 37 1 1 0 0 1 0
Archery 1984 37 1 17 0 1 0 0
Handgun 2001 37 1 3 1 0 0 1
Handgun 1999 37 2 5 0 0 1 1
Handgun 1998 37 1 15 0 0 1 0
Handgun 1997 37 1 2 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1993 37 1 1 0 0 0 0
Handgun 1992 37 1 1 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1990 37 1 7 0 0 1 0
Handgun 1989 37 1 5 0 0 1 0
Rifle 2003 37 3 1 1 0 0 1
Rifle 2002 37 6 3 0 0 2 4
Rifle 2001 37 3 2 0 0 1 0
Rifle 2000 37 2 3 0 0 1 0
Rifle 1999 37 2 4 0 0 1 0
Rifle 1998 37 1 1 0 0 0 1
Rifle 1997 37 3 4 0 0 2 1
Rifle 1996 37 2 2 0 0 0 1
Rifle 1995 37 3 2 0 0 1 1
Rifle 1994 37 2 1 0 0 0 0
Rifle 1993 37 2 2 0 0 0 1
Rifle 1991 37 1 1 0 0 1 0
Rifle 1990 37 1 1 0 0 0 1
Rifle 1989 37 4 4 0 0 2 1
Rifle 1988 37 2 1 0 0 1 0
Rifle 1987 37 2 2 0 0 0 1
Rifle 1986 37 1 3 0 0 0 1
Rifle 1985 37 1 1 0 0 0 1
Rifle 1984 37 2 2 0 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 & 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.

U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Graph illustrating 49.35% 49.35 %
State of Idaho Graph illustrating 3.02% 3.02 %
U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Graph illustrating 37.94% 37.94 %
Private Graph illustrating 9.69% 9.69 %

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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

Riparian Graph illustrating 0.19% 0.19 %
Rangeland Graph illustrating 80.85% 80.85 %
Irrigated-Sprinkler Graph illustrating 8.84% 8.84 %
Irrigated-Gravity Flow Graph illustrating 1.91% 1.91 %
Dryland Agriculture Graph illustrating 0.52% 0.52 %
Forest Graph illustrating 7.69% 7.69 %

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1990 Land Use/Land Cover based on Anderson et al scheme via Idaho Department of Water Resources

Weather

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Services

Lodging, Camping, Restaurants & Other Services

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Getting There

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