Bear General Any Weapon Season

Unit 65

8/30/2013 - 10/31/2013

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.

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.

Dogs prohibited Oct. 1 - Oct. 31. Caution Grizzly Bears may be encountered.

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Hunt Area

Unit 65
All of Unit 65. Area Size: 142,783 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 65 12 3 9 7
2013 Any Weapon 65 13 8 5 3
2012 Any Weapon 65 15 10 5 10 5 6
2011 Any Weapon 65 6 3 3 6 3
2010 Any Weapon 65 5 2 3 4 1 2
2009 Any Weapon 65 12 8 3 8 4 6
2008 Any Weapon 65 5 4 1 3 2
2007 Any Weapon 65 18 11 7 13 5 6
2006 Any Weapon 65 12 7 5 8 4 5
2005 Any Weapon 65 23 14 8 13 10 8
2004 Any Weapon 65 15 10 5 6 9 6
2003 Any Weapon 65 10 6 4 4 6 3
2002 Any Weapon 65 11 7 4 4 7 7
2001 Any Weapon 65 14 8 6 4 10 9
2000 Any Weapon 65 7 4 3 1 6 5
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 65 4 4 0 0 3 2
Archery 2001 65 2 0 0 0 2 0
Archery 2000 65 10 4 0 1 9 0
Archery 1999 65 6 5 0 0 5 0
Archery 1998 65 3 4 0 0 2 1
Archery 1997 65 2 6 0 0 1 0
Archery 1996 65 2 11 0 0 2 0
Archery 1995 65 1 10 0 0 1 0
Archery 1994 65 1 4 0 0 0 0
Archery 1993 65 1 15 0 0 1 0
Archery 1992 65 4 5 0 0 3 0
Archery 1991 65 1 1 0 0 1 0
Archery 1990 65 1 1 0 0 1 0
Archery 1989 65 3 12 0 0 3 0
Archery 1987 65 1 1 0 0 0 0
Archery 1986 65 1 14 0 0 1 0
Archery 1984 65 1 4 0 1 0 0
Handgun 2001 65 1 2 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1999 65 1 1 0 0 0 0
Handgun 1998 65 1 8 0 0 1 0
Handgun 1986 65 2 2 0 0 0 0
Muzzleloader 2001 65 1 4 0 0 1 0
Muzzleloader 1984 65 1 1 0 1 0 0
Rifle 2003 65 3 3 0 0 1 0
Rifle 2002 65 6 3 0 0 2 1
Rifle 2001 65 7 4 0 0 3 0
Rifle 2000 65 1 5 0 0 0 0
Rifle 1999 65 1 6 0 0 0 0
Rifle 1998 65 4 2 0 0 2 0
Rifle 1997 65 2 7 0 0 2 0
Rifle 1996 65 2 1 0 0 1 0
Rifle 1995 65 2 8 0 0 2 0
Rifle 1994 65 1 1 0 0 1 0
Rifle 1993 65 2 5 0 0 1 0
Rifle 1990 65 1 8 0 0 1 0
Rifle 1989 65 3 1 0 0 0 2
Rifle 1988 65 3 2 0 0 2 0
Rifle 1987 65 1 2 0 0 1 0
Rifle 1985 65 1 1 0 0 0 0
Rifle 1984 65 1 21 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 & 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.

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.

U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Graph illustrating 3.84% 3.84 %
Private Graph illustrating 71.99% 71.99 %
State of Idaho Graph illustrating 0.33% 0.33 %
U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Graph illustrating 23.8% 23.8 %

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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.

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

Dryland Agriculture Graph illustrating 13.35% 13.35 %
Forest Graph illustrating 26.65% 26.65 %
Irrigated-Gravity Flow Graph illustrating 12.31% 12.31 %
Irrigated-Sprinkler Graph illustrating 36.12% 36.12 %
Rangeland Graph illustrating 5.59% 5.59 %
Riparian Graph illustrating 5.89% 5.89 %

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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

Services courtesy of the Official Idaho Travel and Tourism Guide

Getting There

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