We have recently moved to Idaho and have several acres in the country. Our nine year old boys would like to shoot birds with BB guns in our back field. What are they legally allowed to shoot?


Some animals are classified as “predators” or as “unprotected” and can be hunted and taken all year.  The only unprotected birds in Idaho are English sparrows, Eurasian-collared doves, and feral pigeons.  These species may be taken in any amounts and at any time by holders of the appropriate valid Idaho hunting or combination hunting license, provided such taking is not in violation of state, county, or city laws, ordinances or regulations. 
Please remember, it is important for hunters to be sure of their target at all times.

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Friday, May 3, 2013 - 1:18 PM MDT