Bear General Any Weapon Season

Unit 51

6/16/2014 - 7/31/2014

Black Bear (Ursus americanus)
Either-sex Black Bear
No female black bear accompanied by young may be taken.
Dog Training
Dogs may be used for training purposes ONLY.

  • 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

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Hunt Area

Unit 51
All of Unit 51. Area Size: 604,463 acres
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No historical hunts resemble this hunt or harvest statistics are not currently available for this opportunity.

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 44.75 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 44.75%
Graph illustrating 44.56 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 44.56%
Graph illustrating 8.17 percent Private 8.17%
Graph illustrating 2.22 percent State of Idaho 2.22%
Graph illustrating 0.3 percent U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 0.3%

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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.

There are no wilderness areas in this hunt.

Land Use/Land Cover

Graph illustrating 65.45% Rangeland 65.45 %
Graph illustrating 28.16% Forest 28.16 %
Graph illustrating 3.88% Irrigated-Sprinkler 3.88 %
Graph illustrating 2.26% Irrigated-Gravity Flow 2.26 %
Graph illustrating 0.25% Urban 0.25 %
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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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