This has to be a one-off due to the heavy fog near the Payette today. I couldn't believe my eyes, and got so excited I'll probably need to get my car interior detailed!
I had zero connectivity, in auto route trolling mode, and was watching the hunters leave, the red tails playing, and the fog roll in when I found it. Crikey, what a big owl! Roosting about 3 ft off the ground. I didn't linger, no longer than the time to get 3 photos. I made a u-turn after the hunters had left and it was still there, preening!
To be as quasi precise as a sensitive species sighting is allowed, this was in Gem County, Montour WMA, about .5 mile or so from the Payette River. Someone tell me if I need to do anything else, or less than.