Press Release

Otter Trapping Quota Reached In Panhandle, Season Closed

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has announced that the river otter harvest quota of 15 otters for the Panhandle Region was reached at 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 28.

The otter season for the entire region closes 72 hours after the harvest quota has been met. This will occur at 10 a.m. Friday, December 31.

Trappers will be allowed to keep otters trapped within this period provided their personal quota of two has not been reached.

Any otters trapped in the Panhandle Region after 10 a.m. December 31 must be surrendered to Idaho Fish and Game for a $10 reward.