Idaho Backcountry Mule Deer Hunt
Come choose between a backcountry camp and a private land base camp to hunt mule deer in Idaho!
- Backcountry camps located at elevations ranging from 3,200 feet to 10,000 feet
- Over the counter and landowner tags
- Private land base camp, backcountry wall tent camps, as well as off your back bivy camps
- Horseback and mules used to reach hunting areas
- 400 square miles of public land
Hey, I’m Marc Warnke
We have sent lots of hunters with this outfitter, and we continue to get great reviews. What is cool about this hunt is that you can choose a high-country, traditional horse camp, or you can hunt from the lodge down on the private ground.
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This is a great, traditional mule deer hunt.
Our mule deer hunts will either be based out of a backcountry camp or our private land base camp. Hunters can expect to utilize horses and mules to travel the hills with final stalks accomplished on foot.
Mule deer occasionally wander into the bottoms; however, most of the mature bucks are found in the mountains at varying elevations and locations throughout the year.
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Just a little more than an hour into the hunt, I took a great 32 1/2″ ram after a short stalk with little cover and a 325 yard shot. Hit well, the ram ran about 40 yards and went down. What a way to start the hunt!
I have always heard this is a shooters hunt, this couldn’t be more true. The shortest shooting distance on our hunt was 206 yards, with the longest being 440 yards. That being said, we did have some great opportunities that could have been successful with a bow.
Food and Lodging
You’ll be fed high quality home cooking. Your morning will start off with breakfast at camp, lunches will be packed every day.
Once at camp, accommodations will be a very comfortable including large wall tents (cook tent, hunter tent, guide tent, and tack tent), cots complete with foam pads, lanterns, wood stoves, tableware, first aid kit, applicable safety equipment and more. Camp sizes will range in size from 1 hunter to a maximum of 4 hunters.
Our guides are the best in the business. We focus on safety, ethical hunting practices and pride ourselves on being experts in our trade.