What nongame birds are legal to shoot? For instance, are starlings, crows, or other nusiance birds legal to shoot? What birds are illegal to shoot?


All birds in Idaho are protected except starlings, Eurasian collared doves, English sparrows and feral pigeons.

Protected nongame birds cannot be hunted, taken or possessed (including parts of birds, even if found dead). All hawks, owls, eagles and vultures are protected. Game birds may be

taken only in accordance with established hunting rules.