River Otter Harvest Quota

Trapping Seasons

The river otter trapping season opens October 22 in the Southeast, Upper Snake, and Salmon Trapping Regions, and November 1 in the Panhandle, Clearwater, Southwest and Magic Valley Trapping Regions.

The map at the bottom of this page shows the counties within each trapping region; county descriptions are located near the map. The table below displays the status of each region for the current trapping season.

 

Updated: February 19, 2019 11:30 am MT
Trapping Region Harvest Quota Otters Harvested Harvest Quota Remaining Status Season Dates
Panhandle 40 30 10 Open Nov 1 - Mar 31
Clearwater 20 8 12 Open Nov 1 - Mar 15
Southwest 20 20 0 Closed Nov 1 - Feb 11, 2019
Magic Valley 30 14 16 Open Nov 1 - Mar 15
Southeast 15 5 10 Open Oct 22 - Mar 15
Upper Snake 15 15 0 Closed Oct 22 - Jan 11
Salmon 15 15 0 Closed Oct 22 - Dec 31
TOTALS 155 107 48    
The river otter season will close in each region 72 hours after the harvest quota for that region is reached. Trappers will be allowed to keep otters within this 72-hour period provided their personal quota of 2 has not been filled. Please call 1-800-323-4334 for the most up-to-date information on harvest limits and closures.

 

Trapping Regions
  • Panhandle - Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai and Shoshone counties.
  • Clearwater - Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Lewis and Nez Perce counties.
  • Southwest - Ada, Adams, Boise, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, Valley and Washington counties.
  • Magic Valley - Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka and Twin Falls counties.
  • Southeast - Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida and Power counties.
  • Upper Snake - Bonneville, Butte, Clark, Fremont, Jefferson, Madison and Teton counties.
  • Salmon - Custer and Lemhi counties.

Idaho trapping regional boundaries.