Questions & Answers: furbearer
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A: Idaho does not have any kind of permit or license requirement for live-trapping unprotected varmints such as the raccoon.
A: Spotlight permits can only be issued through an Idaho Fish & Game Regional Office. Not all regions allow spotlight hunting of unprotected species (jack rabbits) so you might want to check with your regional office to see if they do issue spotlight permits before making the drive there.
Q: Can I persue raccoon with hounds in unit 71 even though there is no current persuit season for big game open in that unit?
A: Raccoons are classified as a predatory wildlife species and therefore the take season for them is year round. You may use dogs to hunt/pursue raccoons. The owner and/or handler and/or person taking raccoons must have a hound hunter permit.
A: The Furbearer harvest summaries are included in the annual Pittman Robertson (PR) Reports published on the Idaho Fish and Game website. The most current document is for 2009-10 Furbearer PR Report. For 2011-10, the report will be delayed due to the late arrival of a significant number of harvest ...