Lion General Any Weapon Season

Unit 36A
Mountain Lion Tag Unlimited Tags

8/30/2019 - 3/31/2020

Mountain Lion, Cougar, or Puma (Puma concolor)
Either-sex Mountain Lion
Neither spotted mountain lion young nor female mountain lions accompanied by young may be taken.
Any Weapon
Rifle, Archery, Muzzleloader, Shotgun, or Handgun.

  • 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
  • Dogs Prohibited.

Dogs prohibited Oct. 1 - Nov. 8

Unit 36A
All of Unit 36A. Area Size: 493,901 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 36A

General Season Harvest Statistics

Year Unit Harvest Males Females
2014 36A 2 1 1
2013 36A
2012 36A 3 1 2
2011 36A 1 1
2010 36A 5 2 3
2009 36A 1 1
2008 36A
2007 36A 6 3 3
2006 36A 6 6
2005 36A 2 2
2004 36A 1 1
2003 36A 5 3 2
2002 36A 4 4
2001 36A 5 3 2
2000 36A 4 1 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 Mountain Lion Tag
  • Hound Hunter Permit*
  • Handicapped Motor Vehicle Permit*

NonResident Tags and Permits

  • Adult Mountain Lion Tag
  • 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 51.45 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 254,125 acres   51.5%
Graph illustrating 42.37 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 209,266 acres   42.4%
Graph illustrating 3.23 percent State of Idaho 15,954 acres   3.2%
Graph illustrating 2.8 percent Private 13,842 acres   2.8%
Graph illustrating 0.11 percent Other 522 acres   0.1%
Graph illustrating 0.04 percent State of Idaho 192 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.

There are no wilderness areas in this hunt.