Whistle pigs/ground squirrels

Is it legal to hunt whistle pigs in Southwest Idaho/Kuna area?? Am aware of the Birds of Prey restrictions. If this info can be found in the hunting regs., please reference the page number. Thanks!!


Ground squirrels (sometimes called "whistle pigs") in southern Ada County are predominately the type called "Piute ground squirrel."  This species is considered to be Unprotected Wildlife in Idaho Administrative Code (IDAPA 13.01.06).  IDAPA 13.01.06, Section 300.03 states: "Those species of wildlife classified as Unprotected Wildlife and Predatory Wildlife may be taken in any amount, at any time, and in any manner not prohibited by state or federal law, by holders of the appropriate valid Idaho hunting, trapping, or combination hunting and fishing licenses, provided such taking is not in violation of state, county, or city laws, ordinances, or regulations."  Additional information can be found on page 39 of the 2016-2017 Upland Game, Furbearer, and Turkey regulations brochure, as well as the IDFG website at:  idfg.idaho.gov/hunt/ground-squirrel .  Shooting regulations for the Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area can be found on the Idaho BLM website.  Currently, these regulations can be found at this web address: http://www.blm.gov/id/st/en/prog/NLCS/MNSRBP_NM/management_and_research/...

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Monday, February 8, 2016 - 12:45 PM MST