Upland Game Hunting

Hunters looking to pursue upland game will find several opportunities in Idaho.

Upland Game Animal Opportunities

  • Cottontail rabbit
  • Snowshoe hare

Idaho’s native Pygmy rabbit is a protected species and there is no hunting season for them. Be sure of your target.

Pygmy rabbit / Photo by Beth Waterbury
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Beth Waterbury for IDFG

Pygmy - no hunting season
  Tail: buff-gray
  Adult size: - less than 1 foot in length

Cottontail rabbit / Photo by Justin Wilde
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Justin Wilde

  Tail: white
  Adult size: - more than 1 foot in length


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