Bear General Any Weapon Season

Unit 18
Black Bear Tag Unlimited Tags

8/30/2019 - 10/31/2019

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 Aug. 30 - Sep. 14 and Oct. 10 - Oct. 31

Unit 18
All of Unit 18. Area Size: 180,782 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 18

General Season Harvest Statistics

Year Unit Harvest Boars Sows Fall Spring Bait Hounds Incidental Still Stalk
2015 18 30 19 11 16 14 4 9 2 15
2014 18 40 14 26 7 17 5 10
2013 18 35 23 12 3 15 3 14
2012 18 28 20 8 17 11 4 16 3
2011 18 22 15 7 11 11 3 8 3
2010 18 22 16 6 11 11 4 13 1 4
2009 18 19 13 6 18 1 3 9 3 4
2008 18 26 19 7 24 2 5 10 3 8
2007 18 22 13 9 19 3 1 10 4 7
2006 18 24 15 9 18 6 2 13 4 5
2005 18 24 17 7 15 9 3 5 16
2004 18 19 14 5 13 6 10 3 6
2003 18 17 10 7 13 4 1 7 4 5
2002 18 24 15 8 16 8 2 13 3 6
2001 18 15 11 4 9 6 8 2 5
2000 18 22 15 7 16 6 1 16 3
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 75.98 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 137,356 acres   76%
Graph illustrating 20.05 percent Private 36,248 acres   20.1%
Graph illustrating 1.99 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 3,602 acres   2%
Graph illustrating 1.15 percent State of Idaho 2,076 acres   1.1%
Graph illustrating 0.52 percent Other 946 acres   0.5%
Graph illustrating 0 percent State of Idaho 7 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.