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Time to apply for spring bear hunt nears
January 9, 2017
By Mike Demick
IDFG Conservation Information Supervisor

Hunters wanting to participate in this spring's controlled hunts for black bear can apply from January 15 through February 15.

Spring 2017 bear controlled hunt information is in the 2015 and 2016 Big Game Seasons and Rules book.

Hunters who have a 2017 hunting license may apply for controlled hunts at any Fish and Game license vendor; with a credit card by calling 1-800-554-8685, or online at

The nonrefundable application fee is $6.25 per person for residents and $14.75 per person for nonresidents. An additional fee is charged for telephone and Internet applications.

Successful spring black bear applicants will be notified by mail no later than March 10. Any leftover tags for spring bear controlled hunts go on sale April 1.
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