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Big Game Hunting

Black Bear

Resident and Nonresident (CR 21-04)

Black Bear Hunts

Either Sex

Unit Group

Season Dates

Resident Black Bear 2020 Quota

Nonresident Black Bear 2020 Quota

Total Harvest Limit 2020

Total Female Harvest Limit 2020

192, 194 - 196 except those portions of 192 and 194 described in Special Regulations of CR 21-04

Sept 15 - Dec 1 (or until harvest limits are met)





201, 202, 204, 206



203, 291



Special Regulations:

— Hunting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

— Tag holders, or their licensed guide if applicable, must call the Black Bear Harvest Information Hotline prior to hunting to determine if the hunt has been closed due to the harvest limit being reached. The number is 1-800-800-1667 and is accessible 24 hours a day.

— Attendance at one black bear indoctrination class is mandatory for tag holders or their representative guides or sub-guides. A person represented by a guide or sub-guide at the indoctrination may only hunt under the direct supervision of the guide or sub-guide who attended the class for them. Tags will only be issued upon completion of one indoctrination class. Black bear indoctrination classes are scheduled for Saturday, August 21, 2021, and on Saturday, September 11, 2021, from 1 pm to 4 pm. Courses will be available through Zoom. The Department will provide all tag holders with directions for registration prior to August 21, 2021.

— The Department phone number to call and report a harvested black bear is 775-688-BEAR. Leave a message.

Big Game Hunt Survey

Successful bear hunters who have their harvest physically inspected at a Department office will not be required to return a big game hunt survey. Unsuccessful bear hunters will still need to complete the big game hunt survey.