Idaho Elk and Mule Deer hunts

Our Elk & Deer hunts start August 30th through November 18th, our hunts are 7 days with 5 full days of hunting. These hunts are not for the faint of heart Idahos backcountry can be steep and rugged and these hunts can be physically demanding. On these hunts we do our best to make sure you are well taken care of and you are paired with a sure footed mount and a experienced guide that suits your phisical shape and ambition. All of our guides are experienced hunters, outdoorsmen, and horsemen. on these hunts you can expect to see anything from a spike to a mature 7 by 7, We are are a fair chase hunting operation (hunting is hunting there are no gauranteees ) there are several factors that come in to play with a successful hunt!

FACTS:

  • On these hunts we use our horses to get to prime Glassing & hunting areas, If you are afraid of horses or Heights these hunts are Not for you, we put our clients on our best & proven mounts to asure there safty. We use the horses to cover distances and to go up in elevation where the terrain permits to save on your legs. We do require our clients to walk there mounts down hill as it saves on our horses front ends.

-On our 20 A rifle hunts crossing the river dailey on horseback is required to get to the hunting unit, it is a long shallow crossing.

-Riding back to camp on horseback in the dark after a day of hunting is a common event, Horses can see in the dark & using flashlights blinds them.

-There is No guarantee on these hunts we do our best to pair you with a experienced Guide that is familiar with our hunting area, but there are alot of other factors that come into play such as weather, the moon, and being in good physical shape to get to the game.

  • – We hunt on public land on the Payette National Forrest and we can Not garuntee that we will not run in to other hunters, although using the horses we can typically get away from most other DIY’s
  • – We do Not have more than 4 hunters in a camp at a time, we are about quality Not quantity

Our Archery hunts start August 30th through September 30th, In our early Archery hunts depending on the sign our guides are seeing we either do them from our place in Yellow Pine where you have your own cabin and we Drive ( 40 to 60 Minutes ) to different trail heads, we may go on foot or use horses to get to where we have been seeing sign. Our early hunts can be challanging depending on the weather, we recomend doing these hunts as a Elk, Bear,& Wolf combo as the Mule Deer can be hard that time of year, you can bring a rifle for bear and wolf and have your guide pack it in case you get an opprotunity to harvest one.

On our later Archery hunts September 15th to the 30th we do our hunts from our back country camps the ride in can be 3 to 5 hours depending on the camp. Our camps consist of wall tents, wood stoves, cots, lanterns exetra, everything is packed into our camps on our Packstring. We have a Cook tent where our meals are served, a client tent, guides tent, and an outhouse tent.

Our rifle season starts September 15th and runs through November 18th these hunts can be combo Elk, Mule Deer, ( Bear, until end of October ) & Wolf hunts. These hunts are also done from our back country camps, our camp sits in Unit 25 on the border of Unit 20 A which works to our benefit with our hunt schedule as we use each unit for a two week period and give the other unit a break. Our camp sits right on the South Fork of the Salmon River at just under 4000 ft in elevation, we can hunt up to 7000 ft in elevation. With our later rifle hunts the more weather the better as it pushes the game down from the high country.

1 on 1 Archery Hunt 6500.00
2 on 1 Archery Hunt 6000.00

1 on 1 Rifle Hunt 7700.00
2 on 1 Rifle Hunt 6500.00

Non-Hunter Fee $2,000

Prices Do Not Include :
Rental vehicels to & from airport
Taxes 6% Idaho sales Tax & 3% Federal Use Tax
Tags & License fees:
License 185.00
IDFG Depredation Acess Fee 10.00
Elk 651.75
Deer 351.75
Bear 231.75
Wolf 31.75
Archery Permit 81.75

Gratuities to Guide, Cook, & Wrangler/Packers

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