Red Squirrel

Red Squirrel

Tamiasciurus hudsonicus

Protected Nongame
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  • snowshoe hare in snow November 2013

    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!

  • A bushy squirrel perched on top of a rock with the words Wildlife Express across the center of the photo.

    Wildlife Express: Red squirrels are energetic, noisy acrobats

    December 3, 2020 - 11:11 AM MST

    Red squirrels create quite the commotion in Idaho’s forests, especially when it comes to protecting their territory. This month’s Wildlife Express provides a closer look at these energetic stashers and explains why they are a great game species for first-time hunters.

  • bull elk bugling November 2007

    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.

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