Ground squirels


Where can I find a map of where I can and cannot shoot whistle pigs? I know there are some river boundaries (south of the Payette River and north of the Snake River) but there are also some no shooting signed areas south of Kuna on State and BLM ground.


Shooting restrictions are put in place by BLM on the Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area. You can find this information on BLM's website; here is the current link:

Types of ground squirrels classified by the State of Idaho as Protected Nongame occur statewide, so knowing your target is very important regardless of your location. Considering that some of types of ground squirrels are particularly difficult to identify, knowing the ranges of protected species is useful. One important boundary to remember is that the Southern Idaho Ground Squirrel, which is a Protected Nongame Species, occurs on the north side of the Payette River in Gem, Payette, Washington, and Adams counties. The Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel is federally protected under Endangered Species Act, and it occurs in the mountains of Adams, Valley, and Idaho counties. You can find a map on page 48 of our Upland Game rules booklet.