Lion General Any Weapon Season

Unit 38
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.

  • Dogs Prohibited.

Dogs prohibited Oct. 5 - Nov. 30

Unit 38
All of Unit 38. Area Size: 1,273,259 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 38

General Season Harvest Statistics

Year Unit Harvest Males Females
2014 38
2013 38
2012 38
2011 38
2010 38 1 1
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 59.07 percent Private 752,162 acres   59.1%
Graph illustrating 32.57 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 414,683 acres   32.6%
Graph illustrating 4.65 percent State of Idaho 59,218 acres   4.7%
Graph illustrating 1.29 percent U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) 16,469 acres   1.3%
Graph illustrating 1.15 percent Other 14,587 acres   1.1%
Graph illustrating 0.61 percent U.S. Military 7,820 acres   0.6%
Graph illustrating 0.32 percent State of Idaho 4,134 acres   0.3%
Graph illustrating 0.1 percent U.S. National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) 1,292 acres   0.1%
Graph illustrating 0.04 percent State of Idaho 558 acres   0%
Graph illustrating 0 percent Other 1 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.

There are no wilderness areas in this hunt.