Bear General Any Weapon Season

Unit 4A

4/15/2014 - 5/31/2014

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.

Dogs prohibited Apr. 15 - Apr. 30. Caution: Grizzly bears may be encountered.

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Hunt Area

Unit 4A
All of Unit 4A. Area Size: 186,661 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 4A 25 17 8 13 12 9
2014 Any Weapon 4A 23 10 13 5
2013 Any Weapon 4A 22 14 8 4
2012 Any Weapon 4A 21 12 9 14 7 8
2011 Any Weapon 4A 19 12 7 15 4 5
2010 Any Weapon 4A 17 13 4 10 7 9
2009 Any Weapon 4A 20 16 4 9 11 5
2008 Any Weapon 4A 8 6 2 5 3 3
2007 Any Weapon 4A 10 8 2 6 4 3
2006 Any Weapon 4A 23 17 6 14 9 12
2005 Any Weapon 4A 19 14 4 12 7 8
2004 Any Weapon 4A 24 21 3 10 14 12
2003 Any Weapon 4A 26 20 6 16 10 4
2002 Any Weapon 4A 9 8 1 7 2 2
2001 Any Weapon 4A 7 6 1 6 1 2
2000 Any Weapon 4A 9 6 3 8 1 2
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 2003 4A 1 1 0 0 0 0
Archery 2002 4A 1 4 0 0 0 0
Archery 2001 4A 2 2 0 0 1 0
Archery 2000 4A 1 3 0 0 1 0
Archery 1998 4A 1 1 0 0 0 0
Archery 1995 4A 1 1 0 0 0 1
Archery 1993 4A 1 1 0 0 0 1
Archery 1991 4A 1 1 1 0 1 0
Archery 1990 4A 1 1 0 0 1 0
Archery 1989 4A 2 11 0 0 1 0
Handgun 1999 4A 1 30 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1996 4A 1 3 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1989 4A 2 15 0 0 0 2
Handgun 1986 4A 1 5 0 0 0 1
Rifle 2003 4A 12 3 0 0 2 4
Rifle 2002 4A 13 7 2 0 2 1
Rifle 2001 4A 6 11 0 0 0 0
Rifle 2000 4A 8 4 0 0 0 4
Rifle 1999 4A 5 2 0 0 1 0
Rifle 1998 4A 14 10 1 0 1 1
Rifle 1997 4A 14 3 2 0 3 3
Rifle 1996 4A 6 2 1 0 0 2
Rifle 1995 4A 1 1 0 0 0 0
Rifle 1994 4A 12 5 2 0 1 4
Rifle 1993 4A 10 2 3 0 4 3
Rifle 1992 4A 15 4 3 0 4 0
Rifle 1991 4A 7 3 0 0 1 0
Rifle 1990 4A 11 2 0 0 1 2
Rifle 1989 4A 11 4 0 0 1 4
Rifle 1988 4A 1 4 0 0 0 0
Rifle 1987 4A 4 2 0 0 3 1
Rifle 1986 4A 5 2 0 0 0 2
Rifle 1985 4A 3 2 0 1 0 0
Rifle 1984 4A 1 10 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, and Fees

  • Adult Bear Tag $11.50 2014
  • Jr./Sr./DAV Bear Tag $6.75 2014
  • Hound Hunter Permit* $12.75 2014
  • Bear Bait Permit* $12.75 2014

NonResident Tags, Permits, and Fees

  • Junior Mentored Bear Tag $23.75 2014
  • Adult Bear Tag $186.00 2014
  • Bear Bait Permit* $31.75 2014
  • Hound Hunter Permit* $169.75 2014

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 48.34 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 48.34%
Graph illustrating 42.17 percent Other 42.17%
Graph illustrating 8.79 percent Private 8.79%
Graph illustrating 0.46 percent State of Idaho 0.46%
Graph illustrating 0.24 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 0.24%

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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.

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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

Graph illustrating 55.48% Forest 55.48 %
Graph illustrating 40.9% Water 40.9 %
Graph illustrating 3.62% Dryland Agriculture 3.62 %
Graph illustrating 0% Urban 0 %
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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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