Bear General Any Weapon Season

Unit 17
Black Bear Tag Unlimited Tags

4/1/2020 - 6/30/2020

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.

Electronic calls may be used. Second bear tag may be used. Caution: Grizzly bears may be encountered.

Unit 17
All of Unit 17. Area Size: 970,046 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 17

General Season Harvest Statistics

Year Unit Harvest Boars Sows Fall Spring Bait Hounds Incidental Still Stalk
2015 17 63 45 18 18 45 40 3 3 17
2014 17 62 17 45 38 5 2 15
2013 17 55 5 50 35 3 17
2012 17 66 47 19 20 46 53 1
2011 17 80 56 24 21 59 54 2
2010 17 75 54 21 18 57 43 2 6 22
2009 17 71 52 18 19 52 42 1 2 22
2008 17 69 50 19 13 56 49 1 2 15
2007 17 76 51 25 25 51 48 1 3 22
2006 17 95 64 31 10 85 74 1 2 16
2005 17 93 63 30 19 74 56 4 4 28
2004 17 137 92 44 25 112 90 6 6 33
2003 17 106 76 30 22 84 60 8 3 32
2002 17 46 33 13 22 24 15 1 9 20
2001 17 40 28 10 10 30 21 4 5 9
2000 17 43 34 9 20 23 7 4 8 21
Source: Harvest Statistics Database compiled from Mandatory Harvest Reports and Check Station Records
* In 2000 hunter information not collected.

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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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 99.84 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 968,497 acres   99.8%
Graph illustrating 0.09 percent Other 859 acres   0.1%
Graph illustrating 0.01 percent Private 93 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.

No properties are currently available in this hunt area.
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Federally-designated Wilderness Areas

No motorized vehicles are allowed in these areas.