Bear Hunt

There are two regular rifle limited bear seasons.  The 1st season opens September 2 and closes on September 30, 2016 and is a limited (draw required) rifle season. Any unfilled licenses may not be used during the 2nd rifle bear season.IMG_2472

The second bear hunt in all three of our Game Management Units (45, 48, and 49) is over the counter with a cap for archery, muzzle loading, and the concurrent deer and elk rifle hunts. This means you can buy your tag over the counter, but you should buy early because only a limited number are sold. Archery bear season opens on September 2 and closes on September 30, 2018. Muzzle loader is September 8-16, 2018. These are over the counter licenses and not are not available in the draw.

 Bear rifle season runs concurrent with the elk/der seasons; the licenses are valid only during open rifle deer or elk season dates. Bear hunters must have a rifle deer or elk license valid during any date of the regular rifle seasons for the same GMU.