Trapping and Furbearer Information
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Idaho's beavers, bobcats, river otters and other furbearers provide us with recreational opportunities, viewing enjoyment, and an economic return from fur pelts. Furbearers provide not only recreational, harvest, and aesthetic values, but also social, cultural, scientific, and genetic ones. The Department manages furbearers and their harvest in order to benefit wildlife populations and to ensure a long-term return from the animals to humans.
The Department regulates the harvest of eight furbearer species:
The following furbearers may also be hunted:
There is no open season for lynx, wolverine, or fisher.