Bear General Any Weapon Season

Unit 63A
Unlimited Tags

4/15/2013 - 6/30/2013

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.


No special restrictions.

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Hunt Area

Unit 63A
All of Unit 63A. Area Size: 207,127 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 63A


General Season Harvest Statistics

Year Weapon Unit Hunters* Harvest Success% Days Boars Sows Fall Spring Bait
2015 Any Weapon 63A
2014 Any Weapon 63A 1 1
2013 Any Weapon 63A
2011 Any Weapon 63A 1 1 1
2009 Any Weapon 63A
2008 Any Weapon 63A
2007 Any Weapon 63A
2006 Any Weapon 63A
2005 Any Weapon 63A
2004 Any Weapon 63A
2003 Any Weapon 63A
2002 Any Weapon 63A
2001 Any Weapon 63A
2000 Any Weapon 63A
Source: Mandatory Harvest Reports and Check Station Records
* In 2000 hunter information not collected.

Tags, Permits & Fees

Resident Tags, Permits, and Fees

  • Adult Bear Tag $11.50 2013
  • Jr./Sr./DAV Bear Tag $6.75 2013
  • Hound Hunter Permit* $12.75 2013
  • Bear Bait Permit* $12.75 2013

NonResident Tags, Permits, and Fees

  • Junior Mentored Bear Tag $23.75 2013
  • Adult Bear Tag $186.00 2013
  • Bear Bait Permit* $31.75 2013
  • Hound Hunter Permit* $169.75 2013

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 80.66 percent Private 80.66%
Graph illustrating 14.38 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 14.38%
Graph illustrating 2.97 percent State of Idaho 2.97%
Graph illustrating 1.5 percent Other 1.5%
Graph illustrating 0.48 percent U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) 0.48%
Graph illustrating 0.02 percent U.S. Corps of Engineers (COE) 0.02%

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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.

There are no wilderness areas in this hunt.

Land Use/Land Cover

Graph illustrating 67.79% Irrigated-Gravity Flow 67.79 %
Graph illustrating 13.57% Rangeland 13.57 %
Graph illustrating 8.25% Riparian 8.25 %
Graph illustrating 7.18% Irrigated-Sprinkler 7.18 %
Graph illustrating 1.83% Urban 1.83 %
Graph illustrating 1.39% Dryland Agriculture 1.39 %
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1990 Land Use/Land Cover based on Anderson et al scheme via Idaho Department of Water Resources