Press Release

River Otter trapping closes for the season in the Upper Snake Region

The quota of 15 otters was reached on December 21

The river otter harvest quota for Idaho’s Upper Snake Region was reached at 5 p.m. Tuesday, December 21. The otter trapping season for the entire region closes 72 hours after the harvest quota has been met. As a result, the otter season for the Upper Snake closes at 5 p.m. Friday, December 24.

Any otter trapped in the Upper Snake Region after 5 p.m. Friday, December 24 must be surrendered to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game office, 4279 Commerce Circle in Idaho Falls for a $10.00 reward.

Trappers can call 1-800-323-4334 or visit for the most up-to-date information on otter harvest limits and closures. For more information on reporting requirements, review page 34 of the 2020 & 2021 Upland Game, Turkey & Furbearer Seasons and Rules.