Idaho Wilderness Elk Hunt
You won’t see many other hunters on this hunt…. it’s remote.
Fly into a back-country airstrip where you will be picked up by the Outfitter on horseback. From there you will ride into base camp to begin your wilderness elk/mule deer combo hunt.
Be prepared to see all types of game on this hunt. It is an incredible experience with the potential for trophy elk and mule deer. This outfitter does an amazing job of running a camp that is this remote.
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What this hunt offers is a true “mountain man experience” and the hunt of a lifetime in beautiful mountains, valleys and ridges of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho. No roads, no cars, no power lines in an area that spans 280+/- square miles.
These over-the-counter elk tags can be used anytime between mid-September and mid-November. September through early October is cool because you can hunt during the rut with your rifle and have a decent chance at a mule deer. Later in the season, the mule deer hunting gets better, so it also makes for a fun combo hunt.
You’ll be glassing, and/or calling depending on the season. On a typical day, you will get up and eat a good, hot breakfast while glassing for game right from camp. Then you will ride out with your guide (usually two hunters per guide) and spend the day elk hunting. The guides will adapt the hunt to your needs.
*Sometimes hunters will “spike out” from the main camp to reduce travel and access areas that get lower hunting pressure.
We can guarantee that you will see game on this hunt… and most likely you will get a shot. As you can see from the pictures, this outfitter takes some nice 300″+ bulls every year.
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My sons killed nice warthog, impalas and trophy Kudus. The bonfire at night was relaxing, and the weather there for mid June was perfect! Not too cold and not too warm. Can’t wait to get the shoulder mounts and skulls back!
This outfitter employs the best guides he can find. They are licensed for search and rescue as well as first aid, gracious, helpful and will work hard to make your hunt a success.
This is a Combo Hunt
Be sure to get a wolf tag, we would also suggest a mountain lion tag…. maybe even a black bear tag. It is not unheard of for our hunters to get a crack at one or all three of these species on this hunt. Also, this isn’t “just an elk hunt”, the mule deer in this area can get big. Earlier in the season, the deer can be a bit scarce, but once the migration starts, be on the look out.
Camps are comfortable wall tents with wood stoves, (two hunters per tent). There is one large cook tent and a guide tent. Because this is a wilderness area, far from any roads, elk and deer can be spotted right out of camp.
Most hunters arrive in Boise, Idaho and catch a back-country flight into the Wilderness where the Outfitter will pick them up with horses. You can also fly in from McCall or Challis, Idaho. The Outfitter will help you make all of your arrangements with your flights.