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Idaho Fish and Game Seeking Public Input on Idaho Upland Game, Turkey, and Furbearer Season Setting, 2024-2025

C. Liess | IDFG

BOISE – Idaho Fish and Game will be setting the new seasons for upland game, turkey, and furbearers for 2024-2025 in January 2024. Hunters and trappers are highly encouraged to review the proposed seasons and changes and weigh in with their own comments. The comment period is open until Dec. 3, 2023, at 6 p.m. MST.


Fish and Game staff will also host a series of open houses at Fish and Game regional offices between Nov. 21-30. For a full list of upcoming open houses, scroll to the bottom.

Season proposals are broken down by regions, so it’s easy to find which changes pertain to each hunter’s given location. Department proposals will be presented to the Fish and Game Commission for their consideration at their January 2024 meeting at the Fish and Game Headquarters Office in Boise. Here’s what is being proposed:

Wild Turkey

  • Create archery-only spring wild turkey hunt (Panhandle Region)
  • Reduce landowner permission wild turkey hunt tags (Southwest Region)
  • Fall and winter landowner permission wild turkey hunts (Magic Valley Region)
  • Eliminate landowner permission wild turkey hunts (Southeast Region)
  • Change opening date for fall wild turkey season (Southeast Region)
  • Convert fall wild turkey controlled hunts to general season (Salmon Region)
  • Convert spring youth-only wild turkey hunt to general season (Salmon Region)

Forest Grouse

  • Extend forest grouse season (Clearwater Region)


  • Remove beaver trapping closures (Clearwater Region)

River Otter

  • Increase river otter quota (Southwest Region)


  • Move opening day of trapping season (multiple regions)

Photo courtesy of CJLiess | IDFG

Learn More at These Upcoming Open Houses

Fish and Game staff will host a series of open houses at Fish and Game regional offices from Nov. 21-30. Hunters, trappers and members of the public are encouraged to attend an open house nearest to you for an opportunity to chat with staff and ask questions.

Panhandle Region | Nov. 30 | 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
2885 W. Kathleen Avenue, Coeur d’Alene

Clearwater Region | Nov. 29 | 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
3316 16th Street, Lewiston

Southwest Region (McCall) | Nov. 29 | 4-6 p.m.
555 Deinhard Lane, McCall

Southwest Region (Nampa) | Nov. 29 | 3-6 p.m.
15950 N. Gate Boulevard, Nampa

Magic Valley Region | Nov. 21 | 3-7 p.m.
324 South 417 East – Suite 1, Jerome

Southeast Region | Nov. 27 | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
1345 Barton Road, Pocatello

Upper Snake Region | Nov. 29 | 3-7 p.m.
4279 Commerce Circle, Idaho Falls

Salmon Region | Nov. 28 | 3-6 p.m.
99 Highway 93 North, Salmon


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