Hunters have through February 15 to apply for this spring's controlled black bear hunts.

Spring 2020 bear controlled hunt information is in the 2019-20 Big Game Seasons & Rules book available at all license vendors and online

To apply for a controlled hunt, residents and nonresidents must have a valid Idaho hunting license. You can apply online, at any vendor, at Fish and Game offices or by phone (800) 554-8685.

The non-refundable 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.

Junior hunters must be between the ages of 10 and 17 to participate in any bear controlled hunt, but a 9-year-old may buy a junior license to apply, provided the hunter is 10 years old at the time of the hunt for which they are applying.

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.

To apply online, click here.

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