gopher hunting

Over the weekend (24-25 March 2010), I read on an internet forum that the Weiser - Parma area was is closed to shooting gophers (ground squirrels). True or not? If it is true why was it closed?

Answer: 

Gophers are different from ground squirrels.  Most ground squirrels in the Weiser area are southern Idaho ground squirrels and are protected and cannot be killed.  The ground squirrels found in the Parma area are Piute ground squirrels and are not protected.  Hunting ground squirrels in the Parma area is legal.

Answered on: 
April 16, 2012 - 9:42am