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Idaho Fish and Game

Pennal Access otter on log March 2011

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


The quota of 15 otters was reached on January 17

The river otter harvest quota for Idaho’s Upper Snake Region was reached at 5 p.m. Tuesday, January 17. 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, January 20.

Any otter trapped in the Upper Snake Region after 5 p.m. Friday, January 20 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 please review the 2022-2023 Upland Game, Turkey and Furbearer Seasons and Rules Booklet.