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Upper Snake Furbearer Region

10/22/2013 - 3/15/2014

Either-sex Northern River Otter furbearer info»
Either sex may be taken. view all»
Open to Trapping, Closed to Hunting. more»

Special Restrictions:
  • Motorized Hunting Rule (MHR): Motorized vehicle use as an aid to hunting for wildlife is restricted to established roadways open to motorized vehicle traffic capable of travel by full-sized automobiles. A full-size automobile shall be defined as any motorized vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) in excess of 1,500 lbs. Find out more information about hunting with ATVs and the Motor Hunting Restriction at fishgame.idaho.gov/cms/hunt/atv/

Harvest quota 15 for the Upper Snake Region. Visit River Otter Harvest Webpage, call the Upper Snake office at (208)525-7290 or call the 24 hour hotline at (800)323-4334 24 to obtain current harvest information. Season closes 48 hours after quota is reached. Maximum limit of 2 otters per trapper.
South Fork Snake R. from Palisades Dam to the Heise Cable, mainstem Buffalo R., mainstem Warm R. and mainstem Henrys Fork R. from Big Springs to Del Rio Bridge at St. Anthony: CLOSED.

All areas closed to beaver trapping are closed to otter trapping.

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Hunt Area

Upper Snake Furbearer Region
Bonneville, Butte, Clark, Fremont, Jefferson, Madison and Teton Counties. Area Size: 6,288,242 acres
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No historical hunts resemble this hunt or harvest statistics are not currently available for this opportunity.

Tags, Permits & Fees

Licenses, tags and permits may be purchased:

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No resident tags are necessary.

No non-resident tags are necessary.

Note: A valid hunting license is required.

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Landscape Characteristics and Access

Surface Management Agency

Indian Reservation Graph illustrating 0% 0 %
U.S. National Park Service (NPS) Graph illustrating 2.48% 2.48 %
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Graph illustrating 0.25% 0.25 %
U.S. National Wildlife Refuge Graph illustrating 0.45% 0.45 %
Private Graph illustrating 34.8% 34.8 %
U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Graph illustrating 28.25% 28.25 %
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) Graph illustrating 0.3% 0.3 %
U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Graph illustrating 28.17% 28.17 %
State of Idaho Graph illustrating 4.99% 4.99 %
U.S. Military Graph illustrating 0.02% 0.02 %
U.S. Corps of Engineers (COE) Graph illustrating 0.09% 0.09 %

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Surface Management Agency data source: Inside Idaho
*Surface Management Agency (a.k.a. Land Status) depicts categories for Federal and State agencies as well as Private lands in Idaho. For government land, this data displays the "managing agency" of the land, which may or may not be the same as the "owning agency" of the land. SMA is sometimes referred to as "ownership", although this term is inaccurate when describing public lands.

Access Yes! Properties

Access Yes! is Fish & Game program designed to improve sportsmen's access to private land or through private land to public land by compensating willing landowners who provide access.

No properties are currently available in this hunt area.
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Forest Service Land

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Federally-designated Wilderness Areas

There are no wilderness areas in this hunt.

Land Use/Land Cover

Urban Graph illustrating 0.28% 0.28 %
Water Graph illustrating 0.48% 0.48 %
Rock Graph illustrating 2.59% 2.59 %
Riparian Graph illustrating 2.09% 2.09 %
Irrigated-Sprinkler Graph illustrating 9.88% 9.88 %
Irrigated-Gravity Flow Graph illustrating 7.7% 7.7 %
Dryland Agriculture Graph illustrating 7.47% 7.47 %
Forest Graph illustrating 24.94% 24.94 %
Rangeland Graph illustrating 44.54% 44.54 %

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Land Use data source: IDWR


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Outfitters and Guides

Local Furbearer Outfitters & Guides

No local hunting outfitters are licensed for Furbearer.

No pack trip outfitters are available in Upper Snake Furbearer Region.

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Lodging, Camping, Restaurants & Other Services

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