Press Release

River Otter trapping season closed in the Salmon Region

Quota of 15 otters was reached March 6

The river otter harvest quota for Idaho’s Salmon Region was reached at 5 p.m. Friday, March 6. 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 entire region closed at 5 p.m. Monday, March 9.

Any otter trapped in the Salmon Region after 5 p.m. Monday, March 9 must be surrendered to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game office, 99 Highway 93 North in Salmon for a $10.00 reward.

Trappers can call 1-800-323-4334 for the most up-to-date information on harvest limits and closures. For more information on reporting requirements, review page 34 of the 2020 & 2021 Upland Game, Turkey & Furbearer Seasons and Rules, or contact the Fish and Game office in Salmon at 208-756-2271.