Bear General Any Weapon Season

Unit 66
Black Bear Tag Unlimited Tags

4/15/2020 - 6/15/2020

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
  • 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 idfg.idaho.gov/hunt/access/motorized-vehicles

Caution Grizzly Bears may be encountered.

Unit 66
All of Unit 66. Area Size: 224,269 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 66

General Season Harvest Statistics

Year Unit Harvest Boars Sows Fall Spring Bait Hounds Incidental Still Stalk
2015 66 14 8 6 4 10 9 3 2
2014 66 13 4 9 6 1 3 3
2013 66 11 7 4 2 2 3
2012 66 14 6 7 4 10 7 1 3
2011 66 11 6 5 6 5 3 3 3
2010 66 16 10 6 11 5 5 1 6 2
2009 66 18 10 8 8 10 6 4 2 4
2008 66 14 11 3 8 6 7 1 4
2007 66 22 8 14 8 14 11 5 4
2006 66 10 6 4 7 3 3 5 1
2005 66 17 10 7 8 9 2 7 2 2
2004 66 14 8 6 4 10 6 3 2 2
2003 66 19 9 10 5 14 5 6 6
2002 66 24 7 17 7 17 8 6 4 4
2001 66 13 6 7 5 8 6 3 2
2000 66 10 5 5 5 5 3 4 1 1
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 84.78 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 190,136 acres   84.8%
Graph illustrating 8.61 percent Private 19,307 acres   8.6%
Graph illustrating 4.48 percent U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) 10,056 acres   4.5%
Graph illustrating 1.53 percent State of Idaho 3,430 acres   1.5%
Graph illustrating 0.32 percent Other 728 acres   0.3%
Graph illustrating 0.24 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 538 acres   0.2%
Graph illustrating 0.03 percent Indian Reservation / Bureau of Indian Affairs 74 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.

Federally-designated Wilderness Areas

No motorized vehicles are allowed in these areas.

There are no wilderness areas in this hunt.