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Idaho Fish and Game

Ground Squirrel Information

Know your Target!

If in doubt, please check with an Idaho Fish and Game Regional Office in the area you wish to hunt for more detailed information on the distribution of ground squirrels.

A valid hunting license is required to hunt ground squirrels. It is your responsibility to verify your prey. Many ground squirrels are protected by State or Federal laws.

Hunting not allowed

Hunting of ground squirrels is not allowed for some species with limited abundance and distribution. These species include:

Hunting allowed

Ground squirrel hunting is legal for the following species:

Ground-dwelling Squirrels of the Pacific Northwest booklet cover

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USFWS / Eric Yensen and Paul Sherman

Pamphlet: Ground-dwelling squirrels of the Pacific Northwest [PDF 3.3MB]
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