River Otter Harvest
Friday, December 13, 2013
The river otter trapping season reopened in 2000 after a 30-year closure. Regional harvest quotas and personal harvest quotas regulate the season.
The river otter trapping season opens October 22 in the Southeast, Upper Snake, and Salmon Regions, and November 1 in the Panhandle, Clearwater, Southwest and Magic Valley Regions. The season closes no later than March 15 statewide.
This map indicates the status of each region for the trapping season. The river otter season will close in each region 72 hours after the harvest quota for that region is reached. Trappers will be allowed to keep otters within this 72-hour period provided their personal quota of 2 has not been filled.
River Otter Harvest Information
Updated: December 11, 2013
|Region||Harvest Quota||Number Harvested||Harvest Quota Remaining||Status||Season Dates|
|Panhandle||30||30||0||CLOSED||Nov 1 - Mar 15
|Clearwater||20||14||6||OPEN||Nov 1 - Mar 15|
|Southwest||30||16||14||OPEN||Nov 1 - Mar 15|
|Magic Valley||30||17||13||OPEN||Nov 1 - Mar 15|
|Southeast||15||4||11||OPEN||Oct 22 - Mar 15|
|Upper Snake||15||7||8||OPEN||Oct 22 - Mar 15|
||Oct 22 - Mar 15|
|Seasons close when harvest quotas are met or season ends.
Please call 1-800-323-4334 for the most up-to-date information on harvest limits and closures.