Furbearer General Any Weapon Season

Panhandle Furbearer Region

11/1/2013 - 3/31/2014

Northern River Otter (Lutra canadensis)
Either-sex Northern River Otter
Either sex may be taken.
Open to Trapping, Closed to Hunting.

  • Motorized Hunting Rule (MHR): Motorized vehicle use by all big game hunters is restricted to established roadways legally open to travel by full-sized automobiles. The motorized hunting rule applies only to big game animals, including moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goats, in designated units from August 30 through December 31. Learn more about the Motorized hunting Rule at idfg.idaho.gov/hunt/access/motorized-vehicles

Harvest quota 30 for the Panhandle Region. Visit River Otter Harvest Webpage, call the Panhandle office at (208)769-1414 or call the 24 hour hotline at (800)323-4334 24 to obtain current harvest information. Season closes 48 hours after quota is reached. Maximum limit of 2 otters per trapper.

All areas closed to beaver trapping are closed to otter trapping.

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Hunt Area

Panhandle Furbearer Region
Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai and Shoshone Counties. Area Size: 5,076,376 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 1 2 3 4 4A 5 6 7 8A 9 10 10A


No historical hunts resemble this hunt or harvest statistics are not currently available for this opportunity.

Tags, Permits & Fees

No resident tags are necessary.

No non-resident tags are necessary.

A valid hunting license is required.
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Landscape Characteristics and Access

Surface Management

For government land, these data show the managing agency of the land, which may or not be the same as the owning agency.

Graph illustrating 48.1 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 48.1%
Graph illustrating 36.49 percent Private 36.49%
Graph illustrating 8.89 percent State of Idaho 8.89%
Graph illustrating 3.3 percent Other 3.3%
Graph illustrating 1.94 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 1.94%
Graph illustrating 0.98 percent Indian Reservation 0.98%
Graph illustrating 0.27 percent U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) 0.27%

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Land management via Inside Idaho

Access Yes! Properties

Access Yes! is Fish and Game program designed to improve hunting and fishing access to private land or through private land to public land by compensating willing landowners who provide access.

Forest Service Land

Check for road and area closures on National Forest websites

Federally-designated Wilderness Areas

No motorized vehicles are allowed in these areas.

There are no wilderness areas in this hunt.

Land Use/Land Cover

Graph illustrating 76.14% Forest 76.14 %
Graph illustrating 14.69% Dryland Agriculture 14.69 %
Graph illustrating 4.57% Rangeland 4.57 %
Graph illustrating 2.98% Water 2.98 %
Graph illustrating 0.84% Urban 0.84 %
Graph illustrating 0.76% Riparian 0.76 %
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1990 Land Use/Land Cover based on Anderson et al scheme via Idaho Department of Water Resources