Lion General Any Weapon Season

Unit 56

8/30/2012 - 3/31/2013

Species
Mountain Lion (Felis concolor)
Either-sex Mountain Lion
Neither spotted mountain lion young nor female mountain lions 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 - Nov. 30

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Hunt Area

Unit 56
All of Unit 56. Area Size: 578,410 acres
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Statistics

General Season Harvest Statistics

Year Weapon Unit Hunters* Harvest Success% Days Lions Lionesses Hounds Incidental Predator Call
2014 Any Weapon 56 2 2 2
2013 Any Weapon 56 4 1 3 3 1
2012 Any Weapon 56 4 3 1 2 1
2011 Any Weapon 56 6 3 3 5
2010 Any Weapon 56 2 2 1 1
2009 Any Weapon 56 5 5 5
2008 Any Weapon 56 3 2 1 2
2007 Any Weapon 56 7 4 3 4
2006 Any Weapon 56 2 2 2
2005 Any Weapon 56 8 4 4 4 1
2004 Any Weapon 56 2 2 2
2003 Any Weapon 56 2 1 1 1
2002 Any Weapon 56 5 4 1 4 1
2001 Any Weapon 56 3 3 1
2000 Any Weapon 56 5 2 3 2 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 56 1 6 0 0 0 1
Archery 1999 56 2 3 0 0 0 2
Archery 1996 56 2 8 0 0 0 2
Archery 1995 56 1 30 0 0 0 1
Archery 1993 56 3 1 0 0 0 2
Handgun 2003 56 1 11 0 0 0 1
Handgun 2002 56 2 16 0 0 0 1
Handgun 2001 56 3 6 0 0 0 2
Handgun 2000 56 2 5 0 0 0 2
Handgun 1999 56 1 1 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1998 56 2 1 0 0 0 2
Handgun 1997 56 2 3 0 0 0 2
Handgun 1996 56 5 4 1 0 0 5
Handgun 1995 56 2 1 0 0 0 2
Handgun 1994 56 1 30 0 0 0 1
Rifle 2003 56 1 1 0 0 0 1
Rifle 2002 56 2 3 0 0 0 1
Rifle 2000 56 3 1 1 1 0 1
Rifle 1999 56 1 1 0 0 0 1
Rifle 1998 56 4 1 0 0 0 4
Rifle 1997 56 2 2 1 0 0 1
Rifle 1995 56 3 3 0 0 0 1
Rifle 1994 56 2 1 0 0 0 1
Rifle 1992 56 1 1 0 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, and Fees

  • Adult Mountain Lion Tag $11.50 2013
  • Adult Mountain Lion Tag $11.50 2012
  • Hound Hunter Permit* $12.75 2013
  • Hound Hunter Permit* $12.75 2012

NonResident Tags, Permits, and Fees

  • Adult Mountain Lion Tag $186.00 2013
  • Adult Mountain Lion Tag $186.00 2012
  • Hound Hunter Permit* $169.75 2013
  • Hound Hunter Permit* $169.75 2012

A valid hunting license is required.
* Indicates this item is optional.

Where to purchase

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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 51.21 percent Private 51.21%
Graph illustrating 23.85 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 23.85%
Graph illustrating 13.61 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 13.61%
Graph illustrating 5.95 percent U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) 5.95%
Graph illustrating 4.06 percent U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 4.06%
Graph illustrating 1.31 percent State of Idaho 1.31%
Graph illustrating 0.02 percent U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) 0.02%

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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.

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 42.42% Dryland Agriculture 42.42 %
Graph illustrating 37.1% Rangeland 37.1 %
Graph illustrating 13.36% Forest 13.36 %
Graph illustrating 4.5% Irrigated-Sprinkler 4.5 %
Graph illustrating 2.38% Irrigated-Gravity Flow 2.38 %
Graph illustrating 0.23% Urban 0.23 %
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1990 Land Use/Land Cover based on Anderson et al scheme via Idaho Department of Water Resources

Services

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