Bear General Any Weapon Season

Unit 15
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
  • 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.
  • Dogs Prohibited.

Electronic calls may be used. Dogs prohibited Aug. 30 - Sep. 14 and Oct. 10 - Oct. 31. Second bear tag may be used.

Unit 15
All of Unit 15. Area Size: 560,305 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 15

General Season Harvest Statistics

Year Unit Harvest Boars Sows Fall Spring Bait Hounds Incidental Still Stalk
2015 15 55 40 15 27 28 35 9 6 5
2014 15 45 17 28 26 6 7 5
2013 15 31 13 18 17 5 4 5
2012 15 35 22 13 21 14 14 10 5
2011 15 29 19 10 14 15 13 5 5
2010 15 46 31 15 26 20 18 8 9 11
2009 15 52 35 17 40 12 17 7 14 13
2008 15 31 23 8 22 9 10 3 8 10
2007 15 47 31 16 23 24 20 11 8 6
2006 15 31 22 9 17 14 19 4 5 3
2005 15 44 28 16 24 20 17 11 9 6
2004 15 22 13 9 12 10 9 7 5 1
2003 15 22 17 5 14 8 8 3 7 4
2002 15 18 14 4 10 8 5 3 5 5
2001 15 17 11 6 6 11 8 2 4 3
2000 15 15 10 5 7 8 2 6 5 2
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 90.06 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 504,625 acres   90.1%
Graph illustrating 7.25 percent Private 40,607 acres   7.2%
Graph illustrating 2.4 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 13,446 acres   2.4%
Graph illustrating 0.15 percent State of Idaho 855 acres   0.2%
Graph illustrating 0.12 percent State of Idaho 698 acres   0.1%
Graph illustrating 0.01 percent Other 59 acres   0%
Graph illustrating 0 percent Indian Reservation / Bureau of Indian Affairs 16 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.