Dog proof trap for raccoons

Is it legal to use foot hold traps such as a dog proof duke raccoon trap without a trapping licence to catch raccoons. On private property and only because they are a problem. Live traps have been very unsuccessful due to amount of tomcats in the area

Answer: 

Racoons are classified as preditors in Idaho and can be taken in any amounts and at any time by holders of the appropriate valid Idaho hunting, trapping or combination hunting license, provided such taking is not in violation of state, county, or city laws, ordinances or regulations.  Take care not to catch non-target protected species.  Please review the Upland Game, Furbearer & Turkey 2014 and 2015 Seasons and Rules book pages 45 and 46 for specific trapping rules relative to predatory wildlife.  

Answered on: 
August 8, 2014 - 9:46am