Hunting in Idaho

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44 hunting trips from 8 outfitters starting from $2,550

44 hunts
$2,550 starting from
7 animals
3034km to the nearest trip

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About hunting in Idaho

The rugged and beautiful landscapes in the state of Idaho feature steep mountain ranges, large lakes, rushing rivers, and steep canyons. The state contains some of the largest unspoiled natural areas in the United States, including the 2.3-million-acre Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness Area, the largest contiguous area of protected wilderness in the continental U.S. Not surprisingly, Idaho has tremendous hunting opportunities to match its wilderness character. Species include elk, deer, pronghorn, black bears, mountain lions, wolves, moose, mountain goats, and bighorn sheep. In addition, the upland bird hunting is excellent, with California quail, chukar, grey partridge, five types of grouse, pheasants, and turkeys available. Idaho currently boasts a population of about 107,000 elk, and they can be found from the sagebrush deserts to the central Idaho mountains to the timbered ridges in the northern part of the state. Over-the-counter tags are available for elk, with draw tags for bigger bulls offered in 28 zones. A combination of over-the-counter tags and controlled hunts also allows hunters to pursue both mule deer and white-tailed deer; mule deer are widespread in the central mountains and southern deserts of Idaho, while white-tailed deer dominate the northern forested areas. Overall hunting success rates over the last five years have averaged 40 percent for deer and 23 percent for elk. Idaho has a healthy population of black bears. Cinnamon and brown color-phase black bears are common in many areas, and hunters can pursue bears with hounds or over bait. Nonresident deer and elk tags may also be used to harvest a black bear or mountain lion. A limited number of draw tags are available for pronghorn, moose, goats, and bighorn sheep in Idaho. The moose population is estimated at 10,000 to 12,000. While moose populations are declining in parts of the state, they are expanding their range in several other areas. Several thousand bighorn sheep roam Idaho’s remote rugged mountains and steep river canyons; approximately 85 controlled hunt tags are available to those fortunate enough to draw. Successful applicants can harvest one California and one Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep in their lifetime. Mountain goats are found in North Idaho, the White Cloud Mountains of central Idaho, and the far southeastern corner of the state. Hunters in Idaho must possess a hunting license, a tag for the particular species of big game they are after, and they must have proof of having taken a hunter education class if born after January 1, 1975. Learn more about hunting in Idaho at

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2022 5-day Whitetail Hunt 2x1

2022 5-day Whitetail Hunt 2x1 United States

Our Deer hunts are free-range hunts in rugged terrain and will require clients to hike to prime deer habitat. Our hunting area is not as rugged or steep as Montana or Colorado, but we do recommend clients are capable of hiking a few miles a day to have a successful hunt. Deer hunting tags for our area are over-the-counter for Idaho residents and can be purchased online or locally in Avery for your convenience. As of 2021, Non-resident deer hunting tags are allocated to the outfitter and will need to be purchased through the outfitter at the time you place your deposit. Non-resident hunters can take a black bear, mountain lion or grey wolf if the opportunity presents itself with the purchase of additional tags. This hunting package includes food, tent accommodations, expert guide services (2:1 guide ratio), and transportation to and from the local airport to our full service camp site. Any Weapon - 10 – 31 Oct

Trip duration: 7 days

Hunting season: 10 Oct 2022 31 Oct 2022

Package price $3,250 for 7 days, 1 hunter
VIP Spring 5-day Black Bear 2022

VIP Spring 5-day Black Bear 2022 United States

This VIP hunt is for 2 black bears. We use bait for our guided black bear hunts. Our expert guides bait in the morning while clients hunt in the afternoon. This black bear hunting package is based out of a full service camp site with food, tent accommodations and transportation to and from the airport included. This VIP hunt also includes tips, tags, and Idaho hunting license.

Trip duration: 5 days

Hunting season: 11 May 2022 26 Jun 2022

Package price $3,250 for 5 days, 1 hunter
7 Day Guided Mountain Lion Hunt 2x1

7 Day Guided Mountain Lion Hunt 2x1 United States

Lion Hunting is our passion. We take pride in our hounds. We have the best Guides in the business and we always have fun. Available dates are as follows; Jan 2-8 Jan 16-22 Jan 23-29 Jan-Feb 30-5

Trip duration: 7 days

Hunting season: 2 Jan 2022 5 Feb 2022

Package price $5,000 for 7 days, 1 hunter

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