Lion General Any Weapon Season

Unit 52A

8/30/2011 - 3/31/2012

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.

Dogs prohibited Oct. 1 - Nov. 30

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Hunt Area

Unit 52A
All of Unit 52A. (Caution: Craters of the Moon National Park is CLOSED) Area Size: 1,111,357 acres
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General Season Harvest Statistics

Year Weapon Unit Hunters* Harvest Success% Days Lions Lionesses Hounds Incidental Predator Call
2014 Any Weapon 52A
2013 Any Weapon 52A
2012 Any Weapon 52A
2011 Any Weapon 52A
2010 Any Weapon 52A
2009 Any Weapon 52A 1 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
Handgun 1998 52A 1 1 0 0 0 1
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 Mountain Lion Tag $11.50 2012
  • Adult Mountain Lion Tag $11.50 2011
  • Hound Hunter Permit* $12.75 2012
  • Hound Hunter Permit* $12.75 2011

NonResident Tags, Permits, and Fees

  • Adult Mountain Lion Tag $186.00 2012
  • Adult Mountain Lion Tag $186.00 2011
  • Hound Hunter Permit* $169.75 2012
  • Hound Hunter Permit* $169.75 2011

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 55.47 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 55.47%
Graph illustrating 33.59 percent U.S. National Park Service (NPS) 33.59%
Graph illustrating 8.84 percent Private 8.84%
Graph illustrating 2.06 percent State of Idaho 2.06%
Graph illustrating 0.04 percent U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) 0.04%

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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

Check for road and area closures on National Forest websites

No National Forest lands overlap this hunt area.

Federally-designated Wilderness Areas

No motorized vehicles are allowed in these areas.

Land Use/Land Cover

Graph illustrating 60.31% Rangeland 60.31 %
Graph illustrating 32.76% Rock 32.76 %
Graph illustrating 4.66% Irrigated-Sprinkler 4.66 %
Graph illustrating 1.85% Irrigated-Gravity Flow 1.85 %
Graph illustrating 0.34% Dryland Agriculture 0.34 %
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1990 Land Use/Land Cover based on Anderson et al scheme via Idaho Department of Water Resources