Bear General Any Weapon Season

Unit 5
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
  • Dogs Prohibited.

Dogs prohibited Apr. 15 - Apr. 30. Caution: Grizzly bears may be encountered.

Unit 5
All of Unit 5. Area Size: 457,550 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 5

General Season Harvest Statistics

Year Unit Harvest Boars Sows Fall Spring Bait Hounds Incidental Still Stalk
2015 5 40 20 20 25 15 18 15 3 4
2014 5 26 15 11 13 5 2 3
2013 5 30 19 11 14 5 3 7
2012 5 31 19 12 22 9 12 7 5
2011 5 28 17 11 24 4 11 6 5
2010 5 31 18 13 24 7 12 8 3 8
2009 5 40 20 20 31 9 12 16 2 9
2008 5 29 14 15 26 3 8 7 4 8
2007 5 51 28 23 42 9 11 15 8 15
2006 5 37 16 21 29 8 10 10 4 11
2005 5 42 21 21 30 12 14 8 1 13
2004 5 35 20 15 28 7 10 14 1 10
2003 5 46 24 22 36 10 10 15 6 12
2002 5 45 21 24 34 11 11 15 7 10
2001 5 29 16 13 23 6 8 9 3 6
2000 5 31 24 7 16 15 6 10 3 12
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 75.67 percent Private 346,222 acres   75.7%
Graph illustrating 10.82 percent Indian Reservation / Bureau of Indian Affairs 49,498 acres   10.8%
Graph illustrating 6.16 percent Other 28,178 acres   6.2%
Graph illustrating 2.75 percent State of Idaho 12,594 acres   2.8%
Graph illustrating 1.89 percent State of Idaho 8,649 acres   1.9%
Graph illustrating 1.59 percent Indian Reservation / Bureau of Indian Affairs 7,276 acres   1.6%
Graph illustrating 0.51 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 2,321 acres   0.5%
Graph illustrating 0.34 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 1,541 acres   0.3%
Graph illustrating 0.21 percent State of Idaho 945 acres   0.2%

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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.