Bear General Any Weapon Season

Unit 17

8/30/2014 - 11/30/2014

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
  • In units 6, 7 9, 10, 12, 16A, 17, 19, 20, 20A, 26, and 27, and in that portion of Unit 16 north of the Selway River, nonresidents may use reduced bear or reduced mountain lion tags. Additionally, nonresident reduced bear tags may be usedin Units 4 and 4A. Reduced bear and reduced mountain lion tags are valid only in these units. To hunt bears and lions in any other unit, hunters must purchase a regualr bear or lion tag at the regular price.
  • A second animal may be taken in all or part of this unit. Appropriate tags are required for all kills.
  • Dogs Prohibited.

Electronic calls may be used. Dogs prohibited Sep. 15 - Oct. 31. Second bear tag may be used. Caution: Grizzly bears may be encountered.

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Hunt Area

Unit 17
All of Unit 17. Area Size: 970,046 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 17 62 17 45 38
2013 Any Weapon 17 55 5 50 35
2012 Any Weapon 17 66 47 19 20 46 53
2011 Any Weapon 17 80 56 24 21 59 54
2010 Any Weapon 17 75 54 21 18 57 43
2009 Any Weapon 17 71 52 18 19 52 42
2008 Any Weapon 17 69 50 19 13 56 49
2007 Any Weapon 17 76 51 25 25 51 48
2006 Any Weapon 17 95 64 31 10 85 74
2005 Any Weapon 17 93 63 30 19 74 56
2004 Any Weapon 17 137 92 44 25 112 90
2003 Any Weapon 17 106 76 30 22 84 60
2002 Any Weapon 17 46 33 13 22 24 15
2001 Any Weapon 17 40 28 10 10 30 21
2000 Any Weapon 17 43 34 9 20 23 7
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 17 1 3 0 0 0 0
Archery 2002 17 3 4 2 0 3 0
Archery 2001 17 2 2 1 0 2 0
Archery 2000 17 3 5 0 0 3 0
Archery 1999 17 2 4 0 0 2 0
Archery 1998 17 6 4 1 0 4 2
Archery 1997 17 1 5 1 0 0 1
Archery 1995 17 1 2 0 0 1 0
Archery 1994 17 1 1 1 0 0 1
Archery 1992 17 1 6 1 0 0 1
Archery 1984 17 1 1 0 0 1 0
Handgun 2002 17 6 4 5 0 1 5
Handgun 2001 17 1 7 1 0 0 0
Handgun 2000 17 3 3 3 0 1 2
Handgun 1998 17 3 7 1 0 1 1
Handgun 1997 17 1 1 1 0 0 1
Handgun 1996 17 3 7 0 0 1 1
Handgun 1994 17 1 25 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1991 17 2 3 1 0 0 0
Handgun 1987 17 1 1 0 0 0 0
Muzzleloader 2002 17 1 5 1 0 1 0
Muzzleloader 1985 17 1 1 0 0 0 0
Rifle 2003 17 14 5 7 0 2 0
Rifle 2002 17 95 4 73 0 53 3
Rifle 2001 17 31 4 15 0 12 0
Rifle 2000 17 42 3 29 0 17 5
Rifle 1999 17 44 4 19 1 4 1
Rifle 1998 17 45 4 19 0 8 1
Rifle 1997 17 33 4 17 0 7 2
Rifle 1996 17 27 5 8 1 0 0
Rifle 1995 17 16 4 10 0 0 0
Rifle 1994 17 26 4 15 0 1 0
Rifle 1993 17 17 5 6 0 0 0
Rifle 1992 17 27 4 20 0 0 1
Rifle 1991 17 35 4 23 0 0 2
Rifle 1990 17 39 4 16 0 1 1
Rifle 1989 17 20 3 9 0 0 0
Rifle 1988 17 13 4 9 0 0 0
Rifle 1987 17 23 3 12 0 0 0
Rifle 1986 17 15 4 12 1 0 0
Rifle 1985 17 6 6 1 0 0 0
Rifle 1984 17 10 5 7 0 0 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 2014
  • Jr./Sr./DAV Bear Tag $6.75 2014
  • Hound Hunter Permit* $12.75 2014
  • Bear Bait Permit* $12.75 2014

NonResident Tags, Permits & 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.

Private Graph illustrating 0.01% 0.01 %
U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Graph illustrating 99.93% 99.93 %

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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.

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Forest Service Land

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Federally-designated Wilderness Areas

No motorized vehicles are allowed in these areas.

Land Use/Land Cover

Rangeland Graph illustrating 10.12% 10.12 %
Forest Graph illustrating 89.85% 89.85 %

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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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Services

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