Bear General Any Weapon Season

Unit 66

8/30/2014 - 10/31/2014

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
  • 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, Caution Grizzly Bears may be encountered.

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Hunt Area

Unit 66
All of Unit 66. Area Size: 224,269 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 66 13 4 9 6
2013 Any Weapon 66 11 7 4 2
2012 Any Weapon 66 14 6 7 4 10 7
2011 Any Weapon 66 11 6 5 6 5 3
2010 Any Weapon 66 16 10 6 11 5 5
2009 Any Weapon 66 18 10 8 8 10 6
2008 Any Weapon 66 14 11 3 8 6 7
2007 Any Weapon 66 22 8 14 8 14 11
2006 Any Weapon 66 10 6 4 7 3
2005 Any Weapon 66 17 10 7 8 9 2
2004 Any Weapon 66 14 8 6 4 10 6
2003 Any Weapon 66 19 9 10 5 14 5
2002 Any Weapon 66 24 7 17 7 17 8
2001 Any Weapon 66 13 6 7 5 8 6
2000 Any Weapon 66 10 5 5 5 5 3
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 66 1 7 0 0 0 0
Archery 2002 66 6 6 0 0 3 4
Archery 2001 66 4 7 0 0 2 0
Archery 2000 66 4 5 0 0 1 1
Archery 1999 66 3 3 0 0 1 1
Archery 1997 66 3 4 0 0 1 2
Archery 1996 66 3 3 0 0 3 0
Archery 1995 66 6 5 0 0 5 0
Archery 1993 66 2 6 0 0 2 0
Archery 1992 66 3 3 0 0 2 0
Archery 1991 66 2 8 0 0 1 0
Archery 1990 66 2 24 0 0 1 0
Archery 1989 66 3 7 0 0 2 0
Archery 1988 66 2 2 0 0 0 0
Archery 1987 66 2 2 0 0 1 0
Archery 1986 66 1 21 0 0 1 0
Archery 1985 66 1 1 0 0 0 0
Archery 1984 66 4 9 0 0 4 0
Handgun 2002 66 2 4 0 0 0 2
Handgun 2001 66 8 4 1 0 2 6
Handgun 2000 66 1 1 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1999 66 1 2 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1997 66 1 1 0 0 0 1
Handgun 1996 66 2 4 0 0 2 0
Handgun 1995 66 1 1 0 0 1 0
Handgun 1993 66 1 1 0 0 0 0
Handgun 1989 66 1 16 0 0 1 0
Handgun 1984 66 1 3 1 0 1 0
Rifle 2003 66 3 4 0 0 0 0
Rifle 2002 66 13 4 2 0 5 2
Rifle 2001 66 10 3 3 1 4 0
Rifle 2000 66 8 6 0 0 5 2
Rifle 1999 66 8 3 0 0 2 3
Rifle 1998 66 2 1 1 0 1 0
Rifle 1997 66 8 3 0 0 2 3
Rifle 1996 66 3 6 0 0 2 0
Rifle 1995 66 3 5 0 0 1 0
Rifle 1994 66 5 9 0 0 2 0
Rifle 1993 66 3 2 0 0 1 0
Rifle 1992 66 4 1 0 0 1 0
Rifle 1991 66 4 7 0 0 3 0
Rifle 1990 66 4 4 0 0 1 1
Rifle 1989 66 3 6 0 0 2 0
Rifle 1988 66 4 3 0 0 2 0
Rifle 1987 66 2 1 0 0 1 0
Rifle 1986 66 1 20 0 0 0 0
Rifle 1985 66 1 3 0 0 0 0
Rifle 1984 66 2 5 0 0 2 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.

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 84.78 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 84.78%
Graph illustrating 8.61 percent Private 8.61%
Graph illustrating 4.48 percent U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) 4.48%
Graph illustrating 1.53 percent State of Idaho 1.53%
Graph illustrating 0.32 percent Other 0.32%
Graph illustrating 0.24 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 0.24%
Graph illustrating 0.03 percent Indian Reservation 0.03%

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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.

Forest Service Land

Check for road and area closures on National Forest websites

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 82.06% Forest 82.06 %
Graph illustrating 8.48% Rangeland 8.48 %
Graph illustrating 5.02% Dryland Agriculture 5.02 %
Graph illustrating 3.41% Water 3.41 %
Graph illustrating 0.63% Riparian 0.63 %
Graph illustrating 0.38% Irrigated-Sprinkler 0.38 %
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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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