Lion General Any Weapon Season

Unit 52
Mountain Lion Tag Unlimited Tags

8/30/2023 - 3/31/2024

Mountain Lion, Cougar, or Puma (Puma concolor)
Either-sex Mountain Lion
Neither spotted mountain lion young nor female mountain lions accompanied by young may be taken.
Any Weapon
Rifle, Archery, Muzzleloader, Shotgun, or Handgun.

  • Motorized Hunting Rule (MHR): Motorized vehicle use by all big game hunters is restricted to established roadways legally open to travel by full-sized automobiles. The motorized hunting rule applies only to big game animals, including moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goats, in designated units from August 30 through December 31. Learn more about the Motorized hunting Rule at

Dogs prohibited Oct. 1 - Nov. 30. Motorized Hunting Rule Applies. Electronic calls may be used.

Unit 52
All of Unit 52. Area Size: 525,276 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 52

General Season Harvest Statistics

Year Unit Harvest Males Females
2014 52 2 1 1
2013 52 3 2 1
2012 52 1 1
2011 52
2010 52
2007 52
2006 52 1 1
Source: Harvest Statistics Database compiled from Mandatory Harvest Reports and Check Station Records
* In 2000 hunter information not collected.

Resident Tags and Permits

  • Adult Mountain Lion Tag
  • Hound Hunter Permit*
  • Handicapped Motor Vehicle Permit*

NonResident Tags and Permits

  • Adult Mountain Lion Tag
  • 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

Learn more about IDFG Licenses, Tags & Permits

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 65.08 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 341,832 acres   65.1%
Graph illustrating 31.66 percent Private 166,300 acres   31.7%
Graph illustrating 3.26 percent State of Idaho 17,125 acres   3.3%
Graph illustrating 0 percent U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) 19 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.

Federally-designated Wilderness Areas

No motorized vehicles are allowed in these areas.

There are no wilderness areas in this hunt.