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.
River Otter Harvest Information
Updated: March 15, 2016
|Trapping Region||Harvest Quota||Number Harvested||Harvest Quota Remaining||Status||Season Dates|
|Panhandle||40||40||0||CLOSED||Nov 1 - Mar 15|
|Clearwater||20||19||1||CLOSED||Nov 1 - Mar 15|
|Southwest||20||20||0||CLOSED||Nov 1 - Mar 15|
|Magic Valley||30||17||13||CLOSED||Nov 1 - Mar 15|
|Southeast||15||6||9||CLOSED||Oct 22 - Mar 15|
|Upper Snake||15||14||1||CLOSED||Oct 22 - Mar 15|
|Salmon||15||11||4||CLOSED||Oct 22 - Mar 15|
|Seasons close when harvest quotas are met or season
Please call 1-800-323-4334 for the most up-to-date information on harvest limits and closures.
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.