Press Release

New upland game opportunity for 2018: red squirrel season opens Aug. 30

F&G Commission added red squirrel to the upland game offerings, which also include cottontail rabbit and snowshoe hare

Hunters taking to the field on Aug. 30 can add red squirrel to their list of potential quarry. Aug. 30 is the traditional opening date for cottontail rabbit and snowshoe hare. The season for all three species will run through March 31, 2019. 

Bag limit for red squirrels is eight per day. 

Here's more information on red squirrels. 

Red squirrels were reclassified as a game species earlier this year, and the Fish and Game Commission approved the hunting season on Aug. 23. 

Here's more information about upland game hunting in Idaho.