Trapping and Furbearer Information

Trapping information in Idaho

Idaho's beavers, bobcats, river otters and other furbearers provide recreational opportunities, viewing enjoyment, and an economic return from fur pelts. Furbearers provide not only recreational, harvest, and aesthetic values, but also social, cultural, scientific, and genetic values. Furbearers and their harvest are managed in order to benefit wildlife populations and to ensure a long-term return from the animals to humans.

Beaver on winter pond
The Department regulates the harvest of eight furbearer species:
Badger Beaver Bobcat
Red Fox Marten Mink
Muskrat River otter
Beaver trappers: This map shows boundaries for closure areas.

These furbearers may also be hunted: Badger, bobcat, red fox

The coyote, striped skunk, spotted skunk, long-tailed weasel, raccoon and ermine, also considered furbearers, are classified as predatory wildlife and are open to hunting or trapping.

There is no open season for lynx, wolverine, or fisher.

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