Bear General Any Weapon Season

Unit 12
Black Bear Tag Unlimited Tags

4/1/2021 - 6/30/2021

Species
American 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

Electronic calls may be used. Second bear tag may be used. Caution: Grizzly bears may be encountered.

Unit 12
All of Unit 12. Area Size: 760,646 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 12

General Season Harvest Statistics

Year Unit Harvest Boars Sows Fall Spring Bait Hounds Incidental Still Stalk
2015 12 144 105 39 24 120 126 3 2 11
2014 12 117 7 110 104 4 1 7
2013 12 124 13 111 98 3 4 19
2012 12 149 102 47 21 128 126 4 2
2011 12 136 97 39 32 104 104 8 4
2010 12 143 100 43 25 118 123 4 14
2009 12 102 76 26 13 89 82 3 5 9
2008 12 108 73 35 22 86 83 9 4 10
2007 12 147 97 50 30 117 116 4 13 13
2006 12 120 89 31 17 103 85 2 6 24
2005 12 166 109 57 17 149 132 9 4 18
2004 12 156 91 65 27 129 108 15 16 16
2003 12 158 107 51 24 134 119 4 7 25
2002 12 163 117 45 21 142 118 9 13 19
2001 12 156 92 64 8 148 129 6 8 12
2000 12 116 88 28 19 97 76 17 13 10
Source: Harvest Statistics Database compiled from Mandatory Harvest Reports and Check Station Records
* In 2000 hunter information not collected.

Resident Tags and Permits

  • Adult Bear Tag
  • Jr./Sr./DAV Bear Tag
  • Hound Hunter Permit*
  • Bear Bait Permit*
  • Handicapped Motor Vehicle Permit*

NonResident Tags and Permits

  • Junior Mentored Bear Tag
  • Adult Bear Tag
  • Bear Bait Permit*
  • Hound Hunter Permit*
  • Handicapped Motor Vehicle Permit*

A valid hunting license is required for all hunting and trapping activities.
* Indicates this item is optional.

Where to purchase

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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 94.48 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 718,660 acres   94.5%
Graph illustrating 5.25 percent Private 39,937 acres   5.3%
Graph illustrating 0.2 percent Other 1,495 acres   0.2%
Graph illustrating 0.02 percent State of Idaho 159 acres   0%

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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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Federally-designated Wilderness Areas

No motorized vehicles are allowed in these areas.