I am interested in trapping but would like to use primitive type traps as they are made in the field so they require less gear to pack other than tools to make them. Is it legal to employ primitive trapping methods in our state?
Yes, you are allowed to use primitive traps for trapping. On page 45 of the Upland Game, Furbearer, and Turkey rules the definition of trapping includes the use of trap, snare, deadfall, or other device commonly used to capture wildlife. You can find the trapping rules at: http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/hunt/?getPage=141