Franklin County Guide

Guide created on 2017-11-06


County Exceptions

Badger

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

Gray partridge

License:
Youth Hunting License
Bag Limit:
8
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Possession Limit:
24

Mule deer

Dates:
Closed All Year

Dates:
Closed All Year

Bass

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
Section: From the Utah state line upstream to Oneida Dam
Size:
any size

Ruffed grouse

Dates:
Open Season
License:
Hunting license
Bag Limit:
4 in the aggregate
Possession Limit:
12 in the aggregate
Special:
Upland Game Bird Forest Grouse: Dusky (Blue), Ruffed, and Spruce

Sharp-tailed grouse

Method:
Specific Closures see special
Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
West of Interstate 15 The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is surveying the state for mountain quail. This bird was once common in the western part of Idaho but now exists only in small scattered populations. We need your help in determining the status and distribution of these birds. Please report any sighting you make as soon as possible to your nearest Fish & Game office. What to Look For: Long straight head plume Chestnut throat (not black like California quail)Vertical white bars on sides Most common on brushy mountain slopes or in brushy forest

Dates:
Open Season
License:
Hunting license
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
6
Method:
Specific Closures see special
Special:
Upland Game Bird Bingham and Clark counties east of Interstate 15, Franklin, Fremont, Jefferson counties east of Interstate 15, Madison, and Teton counties, Bonneville County east of Interstate 15, Bannock County east of Interstate 15 and south of Interstate 86, Bear Lake, Caribou, Cassia counties east of Interstate 84 and that portion west of Interstate 84 south of the Malta-Sublett Road and east of the Malta-Strevell Road, Franklin, Oneida, and Power counties south of Interstate 86.

Fox

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

Otter

Dates:
All year
Method:
Special Closures See Special
Special:
Franklin County: Logan R. drainage including the Beaver Cr. and White’s Cr. drainages - CLOSED. Birch Creek Drainage above the Forest Service boundary - CLOSED.

Dates:
All year
Method:
Special Closures See Special
Special:
Franklin County: Logan R. drainage including the Beaver Cr. and White’s Cr. drainages - CLOSED. Birch Creek Drainage above the Forest Service boundary - CLOSED.

Dates:
All year
Method:
Special Closures See Special
Special:
Franklin County: Logan R. drainage including the Beaver Cr. and White’s Cr. drainages - CLOSED. Birch Creek Drainage above the Forest Service boundary - CLOSED.

Dates:
All year
Method:
Special Closures See Special
Special:
Franklin County: Logan R. drainage including the Beaver Cr. and White’s Cr. drainages - CLOSED. Birch Creek Drainage above the Forest Service boundary - CLOSED.

Spruce grouse

Dates:
Open Season
License:
Hunting license
Bag Limit:
4 in the aggregate
Possession Limit:
12 in the aggregate
Special:
Upland Game Bird Forest Grouse: Dusky (Blue), Ruffed, and Spruce

Beaver

Dates:
All year
Method:
Special Closures See Special
Special:
Franklin County: Logan R. drainage including the Beaver Cr. and White’s Cr. drainages - CLOSED. Birch Creek Drainage above the Forest Service boundary - CLOSED.

Dates:
All year
Method:
Special Closures See Special
Special:
Franklin County: Logan R. drainage including the Beaver Cr. and White’s Cr. drainages - CLOSED. Birch Creek Drainage above the Forest Service boundary - CLOSED.

Dates:
All year
Method:
Special Closures See Special
Special:
Franklin County: Logan R. drainage including the Beaver Cr. and White’s Cr. drainages - CLOSED. Birch Creek Drainage above the Forest Service boundary - CLOSED.

Dates:
All year
Method:
Special Closures See Special
Special:
Franklin County: Logan R. drainage including the Beaver Cr. and White’s Cr. drainages - CLOSED. Birch Creek Drainage above the Forest Service boundary - CLOSED.

Marten

Method:
Special Closures See Special
Dates:
All year
Special:
Bear Lake & Franklin Counties: CLOSED

Blue grouse

Dates:
Open Season
License:
Hunting license
Bag Limit:
4 in the aggregate
Possession Limit:
12 in the aggregate
Special:
Upland Game Bird Forest Grouse: Dusky (Blue), Ruffed, and Spruce

Bobwhite quail

Dates:
Closed All Year

Cutthroat trout

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
Section: From the Utah state line upstream to Oneida Dam No harvest of cutthroat trout

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
Section: From the confluence with Oneida Reservoir upstream to the Wyoming state line No harvest of cutthroat trout

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
no harvest of cutthroat trout

Pheasant

License:
Hunting license and a Wildlife Management Area Upland Game Bird Permit
Bag Limit:
3 cocks
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Possession Limit:
9 cocks

License:
Youth Hunting License
Bag Limit:
3 cocks
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Possession Limit:
9 cocks
Method:
Youth Hunt Only
Special:
All youth hunters must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older. One adult may accompany more than one youth hunter

California quail

Dates:
Closed All Year

Dusky grouse

Dates:
Open Season
License:
Hunting license
Bag Limit:
4 in the aggregate
Possession Limit:
12 in the aggregate
Special:
Upland Game Bird Forest Grouse: Dusky (Blue), Ruffed, and Spruce

Chukar

License:
Youth Hunting License
Bag Limit:
8
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Possession Limit:
24

Trout

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
Section: From the Utah state line upstream to Oneida Dam No harvest of cutthroat trout

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
Section: From the confluence with Oneida Reservoir upstream to the Wyoming state line No harvest of cutthroat trout

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6
Possession Limit:
3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season
Special:
no harvest of cutthroat trout

Antlerless

Dates:
Closed All Year
Species:
White-Tailed Deer

Dates:
Closed All Year
Species:
Mule Deer

Dates:
Closed All Year
Species:
Mule Deer

Dates:
Closed All Year
Species:
White-Tailed Deer

Dates:
Closed All Year
Species:
Mule Deer

Dates:
Closed All Year
Species:
White-Tailed Deer

Dates:
Closed All Year
Species:
White-Tailed Deer

Dates:
Closed All Year
Species:
White-Tailed Deer

Antlered

Dates:
Regular Deer Tag General Any Weapon Season
License:
Hunting License and Deer Tag
Species:
White-Tailed Deer

Dates:
Regular Deer Tag General Any Weapon Season
License:
Hunting License and Deer Tag
Species:
Mule Deer

Dates:
Regular Deer Tag General Any Weapon Season
License:
Hunting License and Deer Tag
Species:
Mule Deer

Dates:
Regular Deer Tag General Any Weapon Season
License:
Hunting License and Deer Tag
Species:
White-Tailed Deer

Dates:
Regular Deer Tag General Any Weapon Season
License:
Hunting License and Deer Tag
Species:
Mule Deer

Dates:
Regular Deer Tag General Any Weapon Season
License:
Hunting License and Deer Tag
Species:
White-Tailed Deer

Closed to all fishing

Dates:
December 1 through Friday before Memorial Day weekend
License:
Required
Special:
includes tributaries

Hunting license

Dates:
All year
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Special:
Southeast Region: Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida, and Power counties

Dates:
All year
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Special:
Southeast Region: Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida, and Power counties

Dates:
All year
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Special:
Southeast Region: Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida, and Power counties

Dates:
All year
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Special:
Southeast Region: Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida, and Power counties

Activities Available

Big Game Hunting
Fresh Water Fishing
Furbearer Hunting
Game Bird Hunting
Rabbit Hunting
Small Game Hunting
Turkey Hunting

Methods Available

Archery And Spear Fishing
Artificial Fly
Artificial Lure
Attendance Of Fishing Gear
Bait
Bait, Prohibited
Bait Fishing
Barbless Hook
Barbless Hooks Required
Catch-and-release, No Bait Allowed, Barbless Hooks Required
Catch-and-release, No Bait Allowed Except Maggots, Barbless Hooks Required
Catch-and-Release Fishing
Catch And Release
Catch And Release Only
Catch And Release Only, Barbless Hooks And Sliding Sinkers Are Required
Catch And Release Only, No Bait Allowed
Catch And Release Only, No Bait Allowed, Barbless Hooks Required
Catch And Release Only, Only Single-pointed Barbless Hooks Are Allowed
Chumming, Illegal
Closed
Closed To All Fishing
Closed To Fishing
Closed To Harvest
Contest/Tournament Fishing
Dip-netting Permitted
Fishing
Fishing Shelter
Fly-Fishing
Fly-fishing Only, No Bait Allowed
Gaff Hook
Ground Set Trap
Hands, Use Of For Fishing
Hook
Ice Fishing
Ice Fishing, One Line Only When Ice Fishing. Two-lines Permitted When Ice Fishing With A Two-pole Permit
Identification
Identification Requirements
Illegal Fishing Methods
It Is Legal To Take Fish With Dip Nets, By Snagging Or By Hand
Maggot
May Not Be Harvested
Molesting Fish
No Bait Allowed
No Bait Allowed, Barbless Hooks Required
No Bait Allowed, Barbless Hooks Required, One Line Only When Ice Fishing
No Bait Allowed, Barbless Hooks Required, Only One Line When Ice Fishing
Not More Than 2 Baited Hooks, Flies, Or Lures Per Line. One Line Only When Ice Fishing. Two-lines Permitted When Ice Fishing With A Two-pole Permit
Only Single-pointed Barbless Hooks Are Allowed
Other Set Trap
Private Lands Only
Prohibited
Prohibited,the Use Or Aid Of Any Electronic Call
Prohibited, Trap, Snare, Net, Crossbow, Slingshot, Handheld Or Thrown Missiles, Firearms Except A Shotgun Using Shells Not Exceeding 3 ½ Inches Maximum Length, Except Forest Grouse.
Prohibited, Trap, Snare, Net, Or Shotgun Using Shotgun Shells Exceeding 3 1/2 Inches In Length
Prohibited, Unlawful
Prohibited, With A Trap, Snare, Net, Crossbow, Slingshot, Handheld Or Thrown Missiles, Firearms Except A Shotgun Using Shells Not Exceeding 3 ½ Inches Maximum Length, Except Forest Grouse
Prohibited: Forest Grouse Shall Not Be Taken With A Trap, Snare, Net Or Crossbow. See Special For Excetpions
Prohibited: From Any Watercraft.
Prohibited: The Aid Of Baiting.
Prohibited: The Use Or Aid Of Any Electronic Call
Prohibited From Any Watercraft.
Single-pointed Barbless Hooks Are Required
Snagging
Special Closures See Special
Specific Closures See Special
Trapping
Trapping Or Seining
Trapping Prohibitions
Unlawful
Watercraft
Watercraft Restrictions
Watercraft Restrictions, Catch-and-release, No Bait Allowed, One Barbless Hook Per Fly Or Lure
Watercraft Restrictions, Catch And Release Only
Watercraft Restrictions, Closed To Fishing
Watercraft Restrictions, No Bait Allowed, Barbless Hooks Required, One Line Only When Ice Fishing
Water Set Trap
Youth Hunt Only

State-wide Species Available

All Other Fish Species
Arctic Graylings
Badger
Bass
Bear Lake Sculpin
Beaver
Black Crappie
Blueback Salmon
Bluegill
Blue Grouse
Bluehead Sucker
Bobcat
Bobwhite Quail
Brook Trout
Brown Trout
Bullfrog
Bullhead
Bull Trout
Burbot
California Quail
Catfish
Chinook Salmon
Chiselmouth
Chukar
Cisco
Coho Salmon
Cottontail Rabbit
Crappie
Crayfish
Cutthroat Trout
Dusky Grouse
Fox
Gambel's Quail
Golden Trout
Gray Partridge
Kokanee Salmon
Lake Trout
Largemouth Bass
Leatherside Chub
Lynx
Mackinaw Trout
Marten
Mink
Minnows
Mountain Quail
Mountain Whitefish
Mule Deer
Muskrat
Northern Bobwhite Quail
Northern Pike
Northern Pikeminnow
Northern Squawfish
Otter
Pacific Lamprey
Pheasant
Protected Nongame Fish
Pygmy Rabbit
Rainbow Trout
Ring-necked Pheasant
Ruffed Grouse
Sage-grouse
Sage Grouse
Salmon
Sand Roller
Sharp-Tailed Grouse
Shoshone Sculpin
Smallmouth Bass
Sockeye Salmon
Splake
Spruce Grouse
Steelhead
Sturgeon
Sunapee
Tiger Muskie
Tiger Trout
Trout
Trout Hybrids
Turkey
Utah Chub
Walleye
White-Tailed Deer
White Crappie
Whitefish
White Fish
White Sturgeon
Wood River Sculpia
Yellow Perch

General Regulations


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