What are the general rules on hunting raccoons in Idaho? Do you need a spotlight permit to use a flashlight?

I have two coons at least who are coming in and killing animals. They have killed a rooster, chicken and two rabbits of mine. I want to know that I am doing everything right. What all do I need to hunt these and kill them? I also have friends who have coon hounds and will hunt them. Is a spotlight permit required as well and can they be hunted at any time at night???

Answer: 

No spot light permit is required for hunting raccoons when they follow the established IDFG Commission rules:

13.01.16 - The Trapping of Predatory and Unprotected Wildlife and the Taking of Furbearing Animals

400.2.d.Persons may hunt raccoon with the aid of an artificial light without a permit from the Director but no person hunting raccoon at night shall: (4-7-11) i. Hunt from a motorized vehicle. (7-1-93) ii. Use any light attached to any motor vehicle. (7-1-93) iii. Hunt on private land without obtaining written permission from the landowner or lessee. (7-1-93)

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December 24, 2013 - 12:22pm