Bear General Any Weapon Season

Unit 4
Black Bear Tag Unlimited Tags

4/15/2018 - 6/30/2018

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
  • Nonresidents may purchase two (2) reduced-price tags for Units 4, 4A, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 16A, 17, 19, 20, 20A, 26, 27, that portion of Unit 16 north of the Selway river, and those portions of Units 21 and 28 within designated wilderness at a discounted price; or may purchase one (1) full priced tag to hunt anywhere outside the areas listed above and one (1) reduced price tag valid in areas listed above.
  • A second animal may be taken in all or part of this unit. Appropriate tags are required for all kills.
  • Dogs Prohibited.

Electronic calls may be used. Dogs prohibited Apr. 15 - Apr. 30. Second bear tag may be used. Caution: Grizzly bears may be encountered.

Map

Unit 4
All of Unit 4. Area Size: 787,905 acres
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Statistics

General Season Harvest Statistics

Year Unit Harvest Boars Sows Fall Spring Bait Hounds Incidental Still Stalk
2015 4 208 133 74 79 129 82 43 24 54
2014 4 130 45 85 40 28 16 42
2013 4 104 51 53 40 25 8 26
2012 4 123 77 45 66 57 40 25 13
2011 4 129 68 61 89 40 38 22 25
2010 4 140 89 51 77 63 44 39 15 40
2009 4 117 79 37 81 36 24 22 12 46
2008 4 99 57 42 74 25 22 15 28 34
2007 4 159 96 62 86 73 44 24 32 55
2006 4 127 87 40 80 47 33 24 26 42
2005 4 181 113 67 84 97 46 23 27 82
2004 4 112 75 36 67 45 18 23 34 35
2003 4 133 81 52 93 40 18 22 37 50
2002 4 151 109 40 126 25 22 23 29 69
2001 4 93 65 28 65 28 8 28 11 38
2000 4 87 56 31 60 27 9 23 14 38
Source: Harvest Statistics Database compiled from Mandatory Harvest Reports and Check Station Records
* In 2000 hunter information not collected.

Tags, Permits & Fees

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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