Snowshoe Hare

Snowshoe Hare

Lepus americanus

Upland Game Animal
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    Top 3 small game species to hunt this winter

    December 10, 2021 - 12:10 PM MST

    Hunters: Don’t lock up the gun safes just yet. Here are three of the most commonly found (and exciting) small game species to hunt this winter.

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    Extend your season -- five reasons to hunt small game this winter

    December 17, 2020 - 3:23 PM MST

    Although most big game seasons are wrapped up for the year, there are open hunting seasons for small game throughout the winter months. North-central Idaho has some great woodland-agriculture interfaces that provide excellent habitat for small game animals such as; squirrel, rabbit, hare and grouse. Read the article and watch the videos to learn five reasons why small game hunting might be right for you!

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    A wealth of hunting opportunities kick off Aug. 30 and Sept. 1

    August 27, 2020 - 11:38 AM MDT

    Some small game hunting seasons will open in Idaho on Aug 30 and Sept. 1, with opportunities including upland birds, upland game, and doves. Many general archery seasons for deer and elk also open on Aug. 30. There is a wealth of opportunity that this time of year provides for Idaho’s hunters.