Question regarding whistle pigs/gophers/rock chucks


Are there certain species of whistle pigs/gophers/rock chucks that are protected and cannot be hunted? Is there a certain time frame of the year I can only hunt them? Are their any weapon restrictions on hunting these animals? Thanks


They may be hunted all year...a hunting license is required.

Details below:

Hunting of Predatory & Unprotected Animals

Some animals are classified as “predators” or as  “unprotected” and can be hunted and taken all year. Animals classified as predators in Idaho include coyotes, raccoons, jackrabbits, skunks, weasels, and starling. The most

frequently hunted unprotected animals include marmots, fox squirrels, porcupines and Columbian ground squirrels, English sparrows, Eurasian-collared doves, and feral pigeons. These species may 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.