Is a permit required to shoot ground squirrels



You would be required to have an Idaho hunting license.

Some ground squirrels are protected.  Please contact the IDFG Region office in your area to see if any are protected there.  For example:  Paiute ground squirrels in the southwestern part of the state are legal to hunt. As long as you stay south of the Payette River and north of the Snake River you will not run into any protected ground squirrels.