Bear General Any Weapon Season

Unit 29

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
  • 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 - Oct. 31

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Hunt Area

Unit 29
All of Unit 29. Area Size: 452,332 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 29 14 3 11 7
2013 Any Weapon 29 16 5 11 9
2012 Any Weapon 29 24 12 12 5 19 15
2011 Any Weapon 29 27 16 11 6 21 13
2010 Any Weapon 29 35 22 13 13 22 15
2009 Any Weapon 29 21 10 11 3 18 14
2008 Any Weapon 29 25 12 13 2 23 20
2007 Any Weapon 29 28 20 8 8 20 17
2006 Any Weapon 29 14 10 4 1 13 9
2005 Any Weapon 29 21 9 12 6 15 9
2004 Any Weapon 29 16 9 7 6 10 5
2003 Any Weapon 29 20 14 6 5 15 12
2002 Any Weapon 29 19 11 8 12 7 8
2001 Any Weapon 29 16 14 2 2 14 8
2000 Any Weapon 29 12 8 4 2 10 6
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 29 2 4 0 0 1 1
Archery 2002 29 5 5 0 0 3 0
Archery 2001 29 3 2 0 0 2 0
Archery 2000 29 4 5 0 0 4 0
Archery 1999 29 4 6 0 0 4 0
Archery 1998 29 3 4 0 0 2 0
Archery 1997 29 2 4 0 0 1 1
Archery 1996 29 1 1 0 0 0 1
Archery 1994 29 3 2 0 0 2 1
Archery 1993 29 3 6 0 0 2 0
Archery 1992 29 2 3 0 0 2 0
Archery 1991 29 2 1 0 0 0 2
Archery 1990 29 3 1 0 0 0 2
Archery 1989 29 1 1 0 0 0 0
Archery 1988 29 8 4 3 0 0 4
Archery 1987 29 2 3 1 0 1 0
Archery 1986 29 2 7 0 0 1 1
Archery 1985 29 1 1 0 0 0 0
Archery 1984 29 4 10 1 0 3 1
Handgun 2000 29 1 1 0 0 0 0
Handgun 1999 29 1 1 0 0 0 0
Handgun 1998 29 1 1 0 0 1 0
Handgun 1997 29 1 6 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1996 29 2 2 0 0 0 2
Handgun 1994 29 2 1 0 0 1 1
Handgun 1991 29 1 1 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1989 29 2 1 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1988 29 2 1 0 0 1 1
Handgun 1987 29 2 1 1 0 0 2
Handgun 1986 29 1 1 0 0 0 0
Muzzleloader 1984 29 1 3 0 0 0 0
Rifle 2003 29 2 4 0 0 0 0
Rifle 2002 29 20 4 1 0 10 3
Rifle 2001 29 6 5 0 0 3 1
Rifle 2000 29 10 6 0 0 4 2
Rifle 1999 29 6 5 0 0 2 4
Rifle 1998 29 9 2 0 0 1 3
Rifle 1997 29 4 4 0 0 3 0
Rifle 1996 29 12 2 0 0 4 3
Rifle 1995 29 7 1 0 0 2 1
Rifle 1994 29 9 2 1 0 3 1
Rifle 1993 29 8 3 0 0 0 4
Rifle 1991 29 5 1 0 0 0 1
Rifle 1990 29 4 4 0 0 0 1
Rifle 1989 29 2 5 1 0 0 1
Rifle 1988 29 10 2 1 0 1 2
Rifle 1987 29 4 6 1 0 2 1
Rifle 1986 29 6 3 2 0 1 3
Rifle 1984 29 7 2 1 1 2 0
Shotgun 2002 29 2 13 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.

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 50.55 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 50.55%
Graph illustrating 26.93 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 26.93%
Graph illustrating 19.72 percent Private 19.72%
Graph illustrating 2.64 percent State of Idaho 2.64%
Graph illustrating 0.16 percent Other 0.16%

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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

Graph illustrating 45.84% Forest 45.84 %
Graph illustrating 38.12% Rangeland 38.12 %
Graph illustrating 8.76% Irrigated-Gravity Flow 8.76 %
Graph illustrating 4.63% Irrigated-Sprinkler 4.63 %
Graph illustrating 2.64% Urban 2.64 %

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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

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