Furbearer General Any Weapon Season

Magic Valley Furbearer Region
Unlimited Tags

11/1/2013 - 3/15/2014

Northern River Otter (Lontra canadensis)
Either-sex Northern River Otter
Either sex may be taken.
Open to Trapping, Closed to Hunting.


Harvest quota 30 for the Magic Valley Region. Visit River Otter Harvest Webpage, call the Magic Valley office at (208)324-4359 or call the 24 hour hotline at (800)323-4334 24 to obtain current harvest information. Season closes 48 hours after quota is reached. Maximum limit of 2 otters per trapper.

All areas closed to beaver trapping are closed to otter trapping.

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Hunt Area

Magic Valley Furbearer Region
Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka and Twin Falls Counties. Area Size: 7,383,020 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 36 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 52 52A 53 54 55 56 57 68


No historical hunts resemble this hunt or harvest statistics are not currently available for this opportunity.

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Landscape Characteristics and Access

Surface Management

For government land, these data show the managing agency of the land, which may or not be the same as the owning agency.

Graph illustrating 38.24 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 38.24%
Graph illustrating 36.07 percent Private 36.07%
Graph illustrating 17.42 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 17.42%
Graph illustrating 4.33 percent U.S. National Park Service (NPS) 4.33%
Graph illustrating 3.11 percent State of Idaho 3.11%
Graph illustrating 0.44 percent U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) 0.44%
Graph illustrating 0.2 percent Other 0.2%
Graph illustrating 0.09 percent U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) 0.09%
Graph illustrating 0.06 percent U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 0.06%
Graph illustrating 0.03 percent U.S. National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) 0.03%
Graph illustrating 0.01 percent U.S. Military 0.01%

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Land management via Inside Idaho

Access Yes! Properties

Access Yes! is Fish and Game program designed to improve hunting and fishing access to private land or through private land to public land by compensating willing landowners who provide access.

Forest Service Land

Check for road and area closures on National Forest websites

Federally-designated Wilderness Areas

No motorized vehicles are allowed in these areas.

Land Use/Land Cover

Graph illustrating 58.62% Rangeland 58.62 %
Graph illustrating 13.24% Irrigated-Gravity Flow 13.24 %
Graph illustrating 9.94% Forest 9.94 %
Graph illustrating 7.8% Irrigated-Sprinkler 7.8 %
Graph illustrating 4.3% Rock 4.3 %
Graph illustrating 3.8% Dryland Agriculture 3.8 %
Graph illustrating 1.06% Urban 1.06 %
Graph illustrating 0.99% Riparian 0.99 %
Graph illustrating 0.23% Water 0.23 %
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1990 Land Use/Land Cover based on Anderson et al scheme via Idaho Department of Water Resources