Important message from Idaho Fish and Game:  "If you discover a possible poached animal, please do not disturb, approach or move the carcass.  Important evidence can be corrupted. Call IF&G at 208-232-4703 immediately and report what you see"


You and beaver

  • Beaver are active at night, but are most easily viewed before dusk.
  • Because they live in a wet habitat, prepare to be around wet areas
  • Few beaver ponds have mosquitos.  This maybe because the fish and other water wildlife consume them
  • Watch out for the "pongee sticks".   These are the chewed off end of willows are like sharpened pencils.  Wear heavy shoes
  • Take a camera.  If you use your cell phone put it in a Ziploc bag so it does not get wet.
  • Be quiet.  Especially if this is the first time you have visited them.  They have become wary after years of trapping.
  • Be patient.  If you set quietly, you are more likely to see them
  • Talk to them. Sometimes beaver respond to gentle talking.

Whether you've seen  beaver recently, wildlife shenanigans or have a story to share, we want to hear from you!

Tell us your story below.   If you'd like, you can use the name "anonymous".  If you have picture, you can upload a smaller file here too :)

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