Furbearer General Any Weapon Season
Magic Valley Furbearer Region
11/1/2013 - 3/15/2014
- Northern River Otter (Lutra canadensis)
- Either-sex Northern River Otter
- Either sex may be taken.
- Open to Trapping, Closed to Hunting.
Harvest quota 30 for the Magic Valley Region. Visit River Otter Harvest Webpage, call the Magic Valley office at (208)324-4359 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.
All areas closed to beaver trapping are closed to otter trapping.
- Magic Valley Furbearer Region
- Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka and Twin Falls Counties. Area Size: 7,383,009 acres
No historical hunts resemble this hunt or harvest statistics are not currently available for this opportunity.
Tags, Permits & Fees
No resident tags are necessary.
No non-resident tags are necessary.
Landscape Characteristics and Access
For government land, these data show the managing agency of the land, which may or not be the same as the owning agency.
|U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 38.24%|
|U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 17.42%|
|U.S. National Park Service (NPS) 4.33%|
|State of Idaho 3.11%|
|U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) 0.44%|
|U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) 0.09%|
|U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 0.06%|
|U.S. National Wildlife Refuge 0.03%|
|U.S. Military 0.01%|
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Land management via Inside Idaho
Access Yes! Properties
Access Yes! is Fish and Game program designed to improve hunting and fishing access to private land or through private land to public land by compensating willing landowners who provide access.
- Arimo Corp.
- Dry Creek Cattle Assn.
- Vernon Miller
- Janss Farms
- Wood River Land Trust - Draper Wood River Preserve
- Wood River Land Trust - Porcupine Creek Preserve
- Wood River Land Trust - Cowcatcher Ridge
- Lava Lake Land & Livestock
- Muldoon Grazing Assoc.
- Flat Top Sheep Co.
- Diamond A Livestock
- Weatherly Property
- Fish Creek Angus
- Guerry, Inc.
- Pat and Debra Woodworth
- Tom Billington
- The Nature Conservency - Fish Creek
Forest Service Land
Check for road and area closures on National Forest websites
Federally-designated Wilderness Areas
No motorized vehicles are allowed in these areas.
- Hemingway-Boulders Wilderness 26,091 acres (0.35% of hunt area)
- Sawtooth Wilderness 13,430 acres (0.18% of hunt area)
Land Use/Land Cover
|Rangeland 58.62 %|
|Irrigated-Gravity Flow 13.24 %|
|Forest 9.94 %|
|Irrigated-Sprinkler 7.8 %|
|Rock 4.3 %|
|Dryland Agriculture 3.8 %|
|Urban 1.06 %|
|Riparian 0.99 %|
|Water 0.23 %|
1990 Land Use/Land Cover based on Anderson et al scheme via Idaho Department of Water Resources
Lodging, Camping, Restaurants & Other Services
- Cities in Magic Valley Furbearer Region
- Twin Falls, pop. 35,633
- Burley, pop. 9,375
- Jerome, pop. 7,866
- Hailey, pop. 7,084
- Rupert, pop. 5,402
- Sun Valley / Ketchum, pop. 4,547
- Buhl, pop. 3,972
- Gooding, pop. 3,334
- Heyburn, pop. 2,805
- Wendell, pop. 2,348
- Bellevue, pop. 2,008
- Filer, pop. 1,649
- Shoshone, pop. 1,446
- Hagerman, pop. 684
- Oakley, pop. 669
- Fairfield, pop. 400
- Bliss, pop. 273
- Albion, pop. 264
- Hollister, pop. 237
- Minidoka, pop. 123
- Rogerson, pop. 65
- Cities within 25 mi.
- Cities within 50 mi.