Bear General Any Weapon Season

Unit 20A

4/1/2015 - 6/30/2015

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.

Electronic calls may be used. Second bear tag may be used.

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Hunt Area

Unit 20A
All of Unit 20A. Area Size: 483,039 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 20A 17 4 13 3
2013 Any Weapon 20A 10 2 8 2
2012 Any Weapon 20A 14 14 6 8 5
2011 Any Weapon 20A 10 6 4 3 7 4
2010 Any Weapon 20A 13 11 2 2 11 5
2009 Any Weapon 20A 18 14 4 9 9 4
2008 Any Weapon 20A 24 16 8 9 15 7
2007 Any Weapon 20A 8 6 2 3 5
2006 Any Weapon 20A 18 11 7 5 13
2005 Any Weapon 20A 20 14 6 5 15
2004 Any Weapon 20A 15 10 5 6 9 2
2003 Any Weapon 20A 22 16 5 10 12 4
2002 Any Weapon 20A 17 11 6 8 9 1
2001 Any Weapon 20A 10 5 4 5 5
2000 Any Weapon 20A 10 6 4 8 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 2002 20A 1 1 0 0 0 0
Handgun 1996 20A 1 1 0 0 0 0
Handgun 1992 20A 1 3 1 0 0 0
Handgun 1990 20A 1 1 0 0 0 0
Rifle 2003 20A 9 5 2 0 0 0
Rifle 2002 20A 19 2 9 0 5 0
Rifle 2001 20A 14 4 3 0 0 0
Rifle 2000 20A 13 2 3 0 0 0
Rifle 1999 20A 14 5 1 0 0 0
Rifle 1998 20A 9 6 0 0 0 0
Rifle 1997 20A 8 4 2 0 0 1
Rifle 1996 20A 20 3 5 0 0 0
Rifle 1995 20A 13 4 1 0 0 0
Rifle 1994 20A 13 3 4 0 2 0
Rifle 1993 20A 11 3 2 0 0 0
Rifle 1992 20A 9 5 4 0 0 0
Rifle 1991 20A 9 2 4 0 1 0
Rifle 1990 20A 24 5 15 0 0 1
Rifle 1989 20A 5 2 4 0 2 0
Rifle 1988 20A 12 3 7 0 2 0
Rifle 1987 20A 17 4 8 0 0 0
Rifle 1986 20A 7 5 7 0 0 0
Rifle 1985 20A 4 4 0 0 0 0
Rifle 1984 20A 6 5 5 2 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 2015
  • Jr./Sr./DAV Bear Tag $6.75 2015
  • Hound Hunter Permit* $12.75 2015
  • Bear Bait Permit* $12.75 2015

NonResident Tags, Permits, and Fees

  • Junior Mentored Bear Tag $23.75 2015
  • Adult Bear Tag $186.00 2015
  • Bear Bait Permit* $31.75 2015
  • Hound Hunter Permit* $169.75 2015

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 99.41 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 99.41%
Graph illustrating 0.23 percent Other 0.23%
Graph illustrating 0.19 percent Private 0.19%
Graph illustrating 0.17 percent State of Idaho 0.17%

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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.

No properties are currently available in this hunt area.
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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

Graph illustrating 98.94% Forest 98.94 %
Graph illustrating 1.06% Rangeland 1.06 %
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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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