Racoon hunting

Question:

I grew up back east and this is a very popular sport. I do not see any info on this in the regs. Can I run my hounds on coon? Is it open in all units? Is it open year round? Can you hunt at night? Thanks for your help

Answer:

Raccoons are classified as "Unprotected and Predatory Wildlife" under IDAPA (Idaho Code).

The specific rule states:

Unprotected and Predatory Wildlife. Those species of wildlife classified as Unprotected Wildlife and Predatory Wildlife may be taken in any amount, at any time, and in any manner not prohibited by state or federal law, by holders of the appropriate valid Idaho hunting, trapping, or combination hunting and fishing licenses, provided such taking is not in violation of state, county, or city laws, ordinances, or regulations.

So, the only requirement is that you possess a valid hunting, trapping or combination license.