Bear General Any Weapon Season

Unit 26

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.

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Hunt Area

Unit 26
All of Unit 26. Area Size: 381,055 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 26 4 2 2
2013 Any Weapon 26 3 2 1
2012 Any Weapon 26 9 7 2 9
2011 Any Weapon 26 4 4 4 1
2010 Any Weapon 26 10 7 2 8 2 3
2009 Any Weapon 26 3 3 3 1
2008 Any Weapon 26 9 4 5 9 3
2007 Any Weapon 26 17 9 8 15 2 1
2006 Any Weapon 26 10 8 2 10
2005 Any Weapon 26 4 1 3 4
2004 Any Weapon 26 17 10 7 15 2 1
2003 Any Weapon 26 10 6 4 9 1 2
2002 Any Weapon 26 15 10 5 15
2001 Any Weapon 26 13 9 4 11 2 1
2000 Any Weapon 26 6 5 1 5 1
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 2001 26 1 1 0 0 0 0
Archery 1999 26 1 1 0 1 0 0
Archery 1989 26 1 5 0 0 1 0
Rifle 2003 26 8 3 3 0 2 0
Rifle 2002 26 16 2 6 0 0 1
Rifle 2001 26 10 3 6 0 0 0
Rifle 2000 26 7 2 3 0 0 0
Rifle 1999 26 6 2 0 0 0 0
Rifle 1998 26 4 1 0 0 0 0
Rifle 1997 26 7 4 6 0 0 0
Rifle 1996 26 8 3 2 0 0 0
Rifle 1995 26 7 1 3 0 0 0
Rifle 1994 26 11 2 4 0 0 0
Rifle 1993 26 7 5 2 0 0 0
Rifle 1992 26 2 5 0 0 0 0
Rifle 1991 26 4 2 2 0 0 0
Rifle 1990 26 9 3 3 0 0 0
Rifle 1989 26 3 6 1 0 0 0
Rifle 1988 26 11 4 5 0 1 2
Rifle 1987 26 8 4 2 0 0 0
Rifle 1986 26 1 3 1 0 0 0
Rifle 1985 26 4 6 0 0 0 0
Rifle 1984 26 3 3 3 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, 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 99.24 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 99.24%
Graph illustrating 0.38 percent State of Idaho 0.38%
Graph illustrating 0.37 percent Private 0.37%
Graph illustrating 0.02 percent U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) 0.02%
Graph illustrating 0 percent Other 0%

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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

Graph illustrating 100% Forest 100 %

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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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