Lion General Any Weapon Season

Unit 52A
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. 30

Unit 52A
All of Unit 52A. (Caution: Craters of the Moon National Park is CLOSED) Area Size: 1,111,356 acres
pdf View a High Resolution Adobe PDF Map of Hunt Area Mountain Lion Tag
More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 52A

General Season Harvest Statistics

Year Unit Harvest Males Females
2014 52A
2013 52A
2012 52A
2011 52A
2010 52A
2009 52A 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

Learn more about IDFG Licenses, Tags & Permits

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 55.47 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 616,427 acres   55.5%
Graph illustrating 33.59 percent U.S. National Park Service (NPS) 373,266 acres   33.6%
Graph illustrating 8.84 percent Private 98,269 acres   8.8%
Graph illustrating 1.97 percent State of Idaho 21,937 acres   2%
Graph illustrating 0.05 percent State of Idaho 558 acres   0.1%
Graph illustrating 0.04 percent U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) 475 acres   0%
Graph illustrating 0.04 percent State of Idaho 424 acres   0%

Make your own map of Unit 52A Mountain Lion Tag
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.
View all Access Yes Participants.

Federally-designated Wilderness Areas

No motorized vehicles are allowed in these areas.

There are no wilderness areas in this hunt.