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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)