Hunting in Idaho

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42 hunting trips from 7 outfitters starting from $1,500

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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 https://idfg.idaho.gov/hunt.

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10 Day Archery Drop Camp

10 Day Archery Drop Camp United States

Hunt Drop Camps What is a drop camp? This is where we pack you and/or your gear on horseback to a designated camp spot. We then leave you for a specific amount of time and then come back for you. You may either ride or you may hike into your campsite. Why would I want a drop camp? Drop camps are an alternative for the in-shape experienced hunter who may be on a budget or who may just not want to feed livestock all year to use for 1 week a year but wants to get away from the crowds and access the remote parts of elk country and have energy enough when he gets there to actually hunt. They are less than half the price of a fully guided hunt and they allow you to run the camp the way you already know how without someone telling you when and how to hunt. General Drop Camp Information We offer Outfitted and Non-Outfitted for hunters who prefer a more do-it-yourself type of hunt. All of the Drop Camps are located in the backcountry best accessed by horseback and pack string. These are camps located in excellent country.

Trip duration: 10 days

Hunting season: 29 Aug 2021 30 Sep 2021

Package price $2,750 for 10 days, 1 hunter
15 Day Archery Drop Camp

15 Day Archery Drop Camp United States

Hunt Drop Camps What is a drop camp? This is where we pack you and/or your gear on horseback to a designated camp spot. We then leave you for a specific amount of time and then come back for you. You may either ride or you may hike into your campsite. Why would I want a drop camp? Drop camps are an alternative for the in-shape experienced hunter who may be on a budget or who may just not want to feed livestock all year to use for 1 week a year but wants to get away from the crowds and access the remote parts of elk country and have energy enough when he gets there to actually hunt. They are less than half the price of a fully guided hunt and they allow you to run the camp the way you already know how without someone telling you when and how to hunt. General Drop Camp Information We offer Outfitted and Non-Outfitted for hunters who prefer a more do-it-yourself type of hunt. All of the Drop Camps are located in the backcountry best accessed by horseback and pack string. These are camps located in excellent country.

Trip duration: 15 days

Hunting season: 29 Aug 2021 30 Sep 2021

Package price $3,000 for 15 days, 1 hunter
Horseback Grouse Hunt 2 Hunters

Horseback Grouse Hunt 2 Hunters United States

Experience western upland hunting in a unique way. Enjoy 4 nights, 3 days guided hunting for the trifecta of Idaho forest grouse; Ruffed, Spruce, and Blue. Stay your first and last nights at luxurious lodge, the remaining nights will be spent in deluxe wilderness wall tent camps. Hunt from both foot and horseback over pointers in some of the most amazing upland country imaginable. Dine in style with unbeatable views and amazing homemade delicacies prepared fresh. A very limited number of these unique wilderness adventures will be offered each year early September. This in an upland adventure like none other. $4,000ea / 2 Hunters

Trip duration: 3 days

Hunting season: 1 Sep 2021 15 Sep 2021

Package price $4,000 for 3 days, 1 hunter
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