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Idaho Fish and Game

Falconry in gold grasslands / photo by Glenn Oakley

Upland Game Hunting

Learn about upland game hunting in Idaho

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

Upland Game Animal Opportunities

  • Cottontail rabbit
  • Snowshoe hare
  • Red Squirrel (as of 8/23/18)

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

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

Cottontail rabbit / Photo by Justin Wilde

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


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