Mule Deer Hunts
Bearpaw Outfitters offer guaranteed elk &
mule deer hunting trips in Idaho and best of all there
are over-the-counter elk and mule deer tags
available for this hunt with no draw needed.
and deer hunters
can also purchase a 2nd elk and 2nd deer tag if the
quota doesn't sell out prior to Sept 1, extra tags
are available most years. Hunters can apply
for a moose permit and hunt moose during the same
hunt if drawn. Idaho also allows a deer tag
to be used on a cougar if
you see one. Bearpaw Outfitters do not charge extra
fees for hunting these extra animals.
offer guided hunts or unguided hunts from
a cozy bed and breakfast and a comfortable
mountain lodge. Unguided drop camps are also
offered in numerous proven elk and mule deer hunting
camps. Whether you're a serious trophy
hunter or just meat hunting for the freezer, these hunts are a great choice.
Elk & Deer
Type of Hunt
Rifle or Bow.....$4750
Rifle or Bow...$2250
Unguided 5-Day (Lodge).....$1950
Guided 4-Day Cow Hunt.....$1950
Drive-In Drop Camp............$1650
DIY Elk Hunt (map only)......$495
(drop camps hunt as long as desired)
Elk Only $571.50 - Elk & Deer $873.25
Elk & Deer
Outfitters have taken up to 350 class
bull elk and 215 class trophy mule
deer in this area. Trophy animals are not as
as in limited-entry areas, but this Idaho area
has produced many 6x6+ trophy bull elk and 30"+
trophy mule deer. Remember, in order to kill trophy
you have to hunt in areas that produce trophy class animals.
If you don't get a tag in a draw state and want
to hunt where you can get a license over the
counter, this areas has produced some very nice
Hunting methods may include glassing & spotting
open hillsides, spot & stalk, watching water holes, elk
wallows, calling, mountain roads, or still hunting
trails and ridges. We regularly guide archery
and firearm hunters.
Licenses, Hunter Ed,
License and Tags for Elk and Mule Deer are available over the counter.
Hunter Education is required if born
after Jan 1, 1975. Hunter orange is recommended
but is not required in Idaho.
The general rifle bull elk and deer season is Oct 15-24. There's also an
excellent early rifle bugle
elk season open Oct 1-10, apply for those tags in the
limited-entry draw. Rifle Cow Elk is open Oct 25
to Nov 15, Muzzleloader cow elk season is
open Nov 16 to Dec 31. Archery season for elk
and deer is Aug 30 to Sept 30, the last two weeks
of September is usually best.
& Physical Condition
opportunity varies from hunt to hunt but the guided
rifle hunts usually
average from 50% to 80% on deer or elk. Opportunity is usually higher
during archery season for elk and for hunters in good physical condition.
During many archery seasons we've had 100%
opportunity. Rifle shots are
usually 100 to 300+ yards so flat shooting
calibers are best, sight dead on at 200 yards.
Archery shots often range from 10 yards to 60
Temperature & Weather
Check the current
weather forecast with the weather link on the
Home Page before you leave for the hunt.
Two hunters per guide, meals, lodging, game care, and game retrieval.
These economy priced guided hunts are not
Guaranteed Guided Hunt:
Two hunters per guide. Includes
guide, meals, lodging, game care, game
retrieval, and a 50% refund if no shot opportunity.
Includes meals, lodging, hunting advice, map, hunt on your own
and Bearpaw Outfitters will help
you retrieve your game.
Includes accommodations, hunting advice, and map.
Hunt on your own and retrieve your own game.
Include a complete drop camp, choice of
horseback-in or drive-in, hunting advice, map,
you hunt on your own and care for your game,
contact outfitter by cell or text after a kill
and we'll pack out your game.
The hunt area is in F&G
Units 73, 74, 75, 77, & 78, an area well over 50
miles across. The
mountains are breathtakingly beautiful with most elevations ranging from 6000 to 8500 feet.
the comforts of indoor living during your hunt,
beds, bathrooms, phones, meals in the dining room,
all you need is your personal hunting gear. It's
only minutes to the hunt area, guides transport
the guided hunters, unguided hunters will need
Base Tent Camp:
Camp is accessed by auto, usually 4 to 10
hunters in camp.
Includes tents, camp gear,
toilet, kitchen area, water, meals, and guides
for guided hunters. Bring your
personal gear, sleeping bag and pad, and
unguided hunters need 4x4 transportation.
at a comfortable motel in town.
Bring your personal hunting gear, unguided
hunters also need 4x4 transportation, guides
transport the guided hunters. Motel room and restaurant meals are not
included so budget $60-$90 per day for these
For 2 to 8 unguided hunters and is accessed by auto,
you do not have to ride horses
to get to camp. Includes tent, camping gear,
cots, heater, water,
portable toilet, firewood hand saw, and hunting
Bring personal gear,
4x4 transportation, sleeping bag and pad, food, drinking
water, and stay as long as desired.
horseback-in drop camp for
groups of 2 to 6 physically fit hunters. Hunt on your own, stay as
long as you want. Bearpaw
Outfitters will pack you, your gear, and your game
in and out
from camp. Camps are usually 3 to 4 miles ride
which gets you away
from most hunters, but close enough to
walk to your auto and drive to town during the
hunt if needed. Camp
tent, camp gear, cots, heater, water, portable toilet,
firewood hand saw, and hunting advice.
Bring your personal gear, sleeping bag,
pad, food and drinking water.
What’s Not Included
gear, sleeping bag, meat processing and shipping fees,
taxidermy, licenses, 6% sales tax, gratuities, and any other
items not listed as being included in your hunt.
Contact Us Today
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look forward to meeting you and hunting with you
Dale, Tara, and The Staff