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Idaho Fish and Game

river otters playing on ice near water December 2005

River otter trapping season closed in the Clearwater Region


The quota of 20 otters was reached on March 13

The river otter harvest quota for Idaho’s Clearwater Region was reached on March 13 . The otter trapping season for the entire region closes 72 hours after the harvest quota has been met. As a result, the otter season for the Clearwater Region closes at 11:59 p.m. on March 16, 2023.

Any otter trapped in the Clearwater Region after 11:59 p.m. March 16, must be surrendered to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game office, 3316 16th St. in Lewiston for a $10.00 reward.

Trappers can call 1-800-323-4334 or visit for the most up-to-date information on otter harvest limits and closures. For more information on reporting requirements please review the 2022-2023 Upland Game, Turkey and Furbearer Seasons and Rules Booklet.