River Otter Harvest Quota

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.

The map at the bottom of this page shows the counties within each trapping region; county descriptions are located near the map. The table below displays the status of each region for the current trapping season.

 

Updated: December 6, 2016

Trapping Region Harvest Quota Otters Harvested Harvest Quota Remaining Status Season Dates
Panhandle 40 7 33 OPEN Nov 1 - Mar 15
Clearwater 20 3 17 OPEN Nov 1 - Mar 15
Southwest 20 5 15 OPEN Nov 1 - Mar 15
Magic Valley 30 7 23 OPEN Nov 1 - Mar 15
Southeast 15 7 8 OPEN Oct 22 - Mar 15
Upper Snake 15 8 7 OPEN Oct 22 - Mar 15
Salmon 15 1 14 OPEN Oct 22 - Mar 15
TOTALS 155 38 117    
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. 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.

Idaho trapping regional boundaries.