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River Otter Harvest

Sunday, February 7, 2016 

River otter

Trapping Seasons

The river otter trapping season opens October 22 in the Southeast, Upper Snake, and Salmon Trapping Regions, and November 1 in the Panhandle, Clearwater, Southwest and Magic Valley Trapping Regions.

All seasons close no later than March 15 statewide.

The map on this page shows the counties within each trapping region. The chart displays 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.

Closure Notices

  • Southwest Region Season - Closed: December 21, 2015.
    The counties included in this closure are Ada, Adams, Boise, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, Valley and Washington.
  • Panhandle Region Season - Closed: February 5, 2016.
    The counties included in this closure are Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai, and Shoshone.

River Otter Harvest Information

Updated: February 3, 2016

Trapping RegionHarvest QuotaNumber HarvestedHarvest Quota RemainingStatusSeason Dates
Panhandle 40 40 0 CLOSED Nov 1 - Mar 15
Clearwater 20 16
4 OPEN Nov 1 - Mar 15
Southwest 20 20 0 CLOSED Nov 1 - Mar 15
Magic Valley 30 13 17 OPEN Nov 1 - Mar 15
Southeast 15 6 9 OPEN Oct 22 - Mar 15
Upper Snake 15 12 3 OPEN Oct 22 - Mar 15
Salmon 15 7 8
OPEN Oct 22 - Mar 15
TOTALS155 114 41
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.

Trapping Regions

Panhandle - Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai and Shoshone counties.
Clearwater - Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Lewis and Nez Perce counties.
Southwest - Ada, Adams, Boise, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, Valley and Washington counties.
Magic Valley - Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka and Twin Falls counties.
Southeast - Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida and Power counties.
Upper Snake - Bonneville, Butte, Clark, Fremont, Jefferson, Madison and Teton counties.
Salmon - Custer and Lemhi counties.

Trapping Regions
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