Idaho Tree squirrel hunting

Is it legal to hunt tree squirrles in Valley County, Idaho? If so, what license is required and what methods of take are allowed? Are any tree squirrels protected? I have seen many tree squirrles that have a gray body with a black tail and I want to know if it is legal to hunt/shoot these on private property?

Answer: 

The tree squirrel you describe appears to be a red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus).  This squirrel is classified as a Protected Nongame Species. It is not legal to shoot/hunt this squirrel in Valley County or for that matter, anywhere in Idaho.
 

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Monday, June 18, 2012 - 8:56 AM MDT