Bear General Any Weapon Season

Unit 61

4/15/2013 - 6/30/2013

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
  • Bait Prohibited.
  • Dogs Prohibited.

Grizzly Bear Caution!
Grizzlies may be found in all or parts of this area. Be prepared. Hunting in grizzly bear country can be very safe and rewarding. Visit our Grizzly Bear Page to learn more.

Bait and dogs prohibited in Fremont County and east of Howard Creek in Clark County. Caution Grizzly Bears may be encountered.

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Hunt Area

Unit 61
All of Unit 61. Area Size: 507,046 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 61 25 13 12 11 14 7
2014 Any Weapon 61 33 19 14 8
2013 Any Weapon 61 19 11 8 7
2012 Any Weapon 61 30 24 6 16 14 9
2011 Any Weapon 61 19 10 9 8 11 3
2010 Any Weapon 61 12 9 3 4 8 3
2009 Any Weapon 61 14 11 3 2 12 4
2008 Any Weapon 61 19 15 4 11 8 3
2007 Any Weapon 61 25 20 5 11 14 8
2006 Any Weapon 61 13 11 2 5 8 3
2005 Any Weapon 61 15 9 6 7 8 4
2004 Any Weapon 61 24 18 6 9 15 4
2003 Any Weapon 61 12 6 6 6 6 1
2002 Any Weapon 61 32 23 9 18 14 5
2001 Any Weapon 61 17 12 4 8 9 4
2000 Any Weapon 61 15 11 4 9 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 2002 61 8 5 0 0 0 2
Archery 2001 61 4 8 0 0 2 1
Archery 2000 61 5 2 0 0 1 0
Archery 1999 61 4 3 0 0 1 1
Archery 1998 61 1 20 0 0 0 0
Archery 1997 61 1 5 0 0 0 1
Archery 1996 61 1 14 0 0 1 0
Archery 1995 61 3 3 0 1 1 0
Archery 1994 61 2 6 0 0 1 0
Archery 1993 61 1 3 0 0 1 0
Archery 1992 61 1 5 0 0 1 0
Archery 1991 61 3 2 0 0 1 0
Archery 1990 61 3 2 0 0 1 1
Archery 1989 61 1 1 0 0 0 0
Archery 1988 61 2 6 0 0 0 0
Archery 1987 61 2 1 1 0 0 0
Handgun 2003 61 1 1 0 0 0 1
Handgun 2002 61 4 5 0 0 3 2
Handgun 2001 61 1 4 0 0 0 1
Handgun 2000 61 3 4 0 0 1 0
Handgun 1998 61 1 3 0 0 1 0
Handgun 1996 61 2 2 0 0 1 1
Handgun 1995 61 1 1 0 0 0 0
Handgun 1994 61 4 1 0 0 1 2
Handgun 1992 61 1 4 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1991 61 1 3 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1990 61 1 6 0 0 0 1
Muzzleloader 1995 61 1 8 0 0 1 0
Muzzleloader 1990 61 1 1 0 0 1 0
Rifle 2003 61 5 1 0 0 0 0
Rifle 2002 61 12 2 0 0 0 1
Rifle 2001 61 17 6 0 0 3 2
Rifle 2000 61 10 3 0 0 2 0
Rifle 1999 61 4 3 0 0 0 0
Rifle 1998 61 6 3 0 0 2 0
Rifle 1997 61 2 2 0 0 0 0
Rifle 1996 61 5 6 0 0 3 0
Rifle 1995 61 7 8 1 0 4 0
Rifle 1994 61 7 6 0 0 4 0
Rifle 1993 61 4 5 0 0 3 0
Rifle 1992 61 4 5 1 0 2 0
Rifle 1991 61 2 7 0 0 0 0
Rifle 1990 61 2 1 0 0 0 0
Rifle 1989 61 6 4 0 0 0 0
Rifle 1988 61 9 3 5 0 1 4
Rifle 1987 61 6 3 0 0 1 0
Rifle 1984 61 2 7 0 0 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 70.88 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 70.88%
Graph illustrating 17.39 percent Private 17.39%
Graph illustrating 5.72 percent State of Idaho 5.72%
Graph illustrating 4.98 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 4.98%
Graph illustrating 0.86 percent Other 0.86%
Graph illustrating 0.06 percent U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) 0.06%

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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

Check for road and area closures on National Forest websites

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 76.11% Forest 76.11 %
Graph illustrating 12.95% Rangeland 12.95 %
Graph illustrating 6.79% Irrigated-Gravity Flow 6.79 %
Graph illustrating 1.86% Riparian 1.86 %
Graph illustrating 1.21% Water 1.21 %
Graph illustrating 0.8% Irrigated-Sprinkler 0.8 %
Graph illustrating 0.17% Urban 0.17 %
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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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