Lion General Any Weapon Season

Unit 38

8/30/2014 - 3/31/2015

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.

  • Dogs Prohibited.

Dogs prohibited Oct. 5 - Nov. 30

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Hunt Area

Unit 38
All of Unit 38. Area Size: 1,273,261 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 38


General Season Harvest Statistics

Year Weapon Unit Hunters* Harvest Success% Days Lions Lionesses Hounds Incidental Predator Call
2014 Any Weapon 38
2013 Any Weapon 38
2012 Any Weapon 38
2011 Any Weapon 38
2010 Any Weapon 38 1 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 38 1 3 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 2015
  • Adult Mountain Lion Tag $11.50 2014
  • Hound Hunter Permit* $12.75 2015
  • Hound Hunter Permit* $12.75 2014

NonResident Tags, Permits, and Fees

  • Adult Mountain Lion Tag $186.00 2015
  • Adult Mountain Lion Tag $186.00 2014
  • Hound Hunter Permit* $169.75 2015
  • Hound Hunter Permit* $169.75 2014

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 59.06 percent Private 59.06%
Graph illustrating 32.58 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 32.58%
Graph illustrating 5.01 percent State of Idaho 5.01%
Graph illustrating 1.29 percent U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) 1.29%
Graph illustrating 1.16 percent Other 1.16%
Graph illustrating 0.61 percent U.S. Military 0.61%
Graph illustrating 0.09 percent U.S. National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) 0.09%

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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

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 46.76% Rangeland 46.76 %
Graph illustrating 35.82% Irrigated-Gravity Flow 35.82 %
Graph illustrating 7.83% Irrigated-Sprinkler 7.83 %
Graph illustrating 5.62% Urban 5.62 %
Graph illustrating 2.36% Dryland Agriculture 2.36 %
Graph illustrating 0.98% Water 0.98 %
Graph illustrating 0.61% Riparian 0.61 %
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1990 Land Use/Land Cover based on Anderson et al scheme via Idaho Department of Water Resources