Bear General Any Weapon Season

Unit 23
Black Bear Tag Unlimited Tags

4/15/2020 - 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

No special restrictions.

Unit 23
All of Unit 23. Area Size: 476,557 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 23

General Season Harvest Statistics

Year Unit Harvest Boars Sows Fall Spring Bait Hounds Incidental Still Stalk
2015 23 68 46 21 23 45 26 26 7 9
2014 23 70 27 43 38 11 9 10
2013 23 67 34 33 28 17 7 12
2012 23 74 46 28 34 40 28 20 11
2011 23 65 45 20 32 33 28 16 13
2010 23 59 37 22 32 26 22 9 12 14
2009 23 55 34 20 31 24 26 10 7 11
2008 23 62 41 20 45 17 23 11 14 14
2007 23 78 38 39 48 30 32 8 23 14
2006 23 46 36 10 26 20 18 6 16 5
2005 23 70 46 24 46 24 16 17 21 16
2004 23 56 37 19 38 18 18 7 13 18
2003 23 64 44 20 42 22 21 17 17 9
2002 23 50 32 18 28 22 14 9 16 11
2001 23 41 24 17 22 19 15 10 6 9
2000 23 53 37 16 28 25 10 15 15 11
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 66.13 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 315,124 acres   66.1%
Graph illustrating 24.36 percent Private 116,092 acres   24.4%
Graph illustrating 5.93 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 28,251 acres   5.9%
Graph illustrating 3.42 percent State of Idaho 16,282 acres   3.4%
Graph illustrating 0.16 percent Other 761 acres   0.2%
Graph illustrating 0.01 percent State of Idaho 31 acres   0%
Graph illustrating 0 percent State of Idaho 17 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.