Idaho Hunting Details
Southeast Idaho is
well known for trophy
Mule Deer Hunting,
Shiras Moose Hunting, and Mountain Lion
Cougar Hunting. There's also fast action
hunting for Forest Grouse, Coyote Hunting, and excellent fishing
in local waters for Cutthroat, Rainbow, Brook
Trout, Walleye, and Bass.
Several of the
largest mule deer taken in Idaho have come from
Southeast Idaho, see the (Idaho
Trophy Records). Mule Deer with 30” or
larger racks and trophy class 6x6 bull elk are possible in
this area. Bearpaw Outfitters (BPO) have taken
many great trophies including a 32" 8x9
non-typical Mule Deer that scored 215, a 7x6
bull Elk that scored 352, a 51" Shiras Moose,
and numerous record class cougar.
Elk and Mule Deer
can be hunted on the same hunt and if a person
draws a moose tag they can also hunt moose on
the same hunt. Southeast Idaho has some of the
best Moose hunting available and the best odds
for drawing a Shiras Moose tag of any state.
Idaho also allows
hunters to use their deer tag on a cougar if
they see one. BPO suggest that you purchase 2
deer tags so you can hunt two deer or hunt a
deer and a cougar. BPO do not charge an extra
fee for hunting the extra animal.
predation is not a serious problem like in some
other areas. There are no documented wolf packs
and there are very few bear in this area so
there is very little impact.
have several proven hunting camps where many
good animals have been taken. Choose a guided
hunt or an unguided hunt from any of the camps
or the lodge.
Location, Elevation, Terrain
The hunt area is
50 miles wide and located in Fish & Game Units
73, 74, 75, 77, & 78 in Caribou, Franklin,
Oneida, and Bannock counties about
halfway between Salt Lake City and Yellowstone
Park. Elevations run from 5000 to 9000 feet.
Terrain varies from easy rolling mountain basins
to steep ridges with rugged canyons. This is one
of the most scenic mountain areas in the west
with forests of evergreen, juniper, maple, and
aspen. There are sage openings and open
hillsides that provide excellent feeding areas
include glassing feeding areas in the sage
openings and open hillsides, spot & stalk
hunting, watching water holes and wallows, or
hunting trails and ridges.
Be in as good of
physical condition as possible for your hunt.
However, Bearpaw Outfitters can accommodate
hunters with physical limitations by watching
feeding areas, water holes, driving mountain
roads, or using ATV’s for access.
Dale & Tara
Denney, the owners of Bearpaw Outfitters
full time outfitters who have guided hunters in
the best areas of the west for
more than 30 years. Don't take a
chance booking a hunt with a part time or
inexperienced outfitter who operates in a less
than desirable area?
Dale and Tara have survived the test of time and
are one of very few outfitters who are
accredited by the Better Business Bureau.
Choose 1 to 3 hunters per guide. Hunts include
your guide, meals, lodging, game care and
Get meals, lodging, and hunting advice daily.
You hunt on your own but you get help retrieving your game.
Includes the accommodations that you choose, a map
of the area, and hunting advice. For hunters who
want to be self sufficient, hunt on their own, and
care for their game.
Enjoy indoor lodging in the mountains with
cooked meals in the dining room, warm indoor
bathrooms, and cozy
bedrooms. It’s only minutes to hunting areas.
Hosted Tent Camp:
The camp is accessed by auto and usually has 4
to 10 Guided or Unguided hunters in camp.
Includes tents, camp gear, portable toilet,
kitchen area, water, cooked meals and services
provided by Bearpaw staff.
Camp is accessed by auto and suited for 2 to 8
unguided hunters. You do not have to ride horses
to get to camp. Includes tent, camp gear, water,
portable toilet, firewood hand saw, and hunting
advice. Bring your own food.
Stay at a comfortable motel in town. BPO will pick up & return guided
hunters daily. Unguided hunters
drive themselves. Your room and restaurant meals are not
included so remember to budget for these
Hunter Ed, Hunter Orange
Licenses are sold
over the counter for mule deer, elk, small game,
and cougar. Moose licenses are a draw but the
draw odds are the best in the U.S. Adult
licenses for elk and deer cost $772.50. Youth
licenses are cheap (even non-residents) and cost
less than $40. On Sept 1 if the tag quota has
not sold out, hunters can buy 2nd elk and 2nd
deer tags. BPO does not charge any more for
hunters to hunt the extra animals.
is needed if born after Jan 1, 1975. There are
no hunter orange requirements in Idaho, but BPO
recommend that orange be worn when rifle
Salt Lake Airport & Directions
The Salt Lake
Airport is less than 3 hours from Bearpaw
Outfitters. Check the
Hunt Details Page for cheap flight and rental car
info. From Salt Lake City take Interstate 15
north to Brigham City then follow Hwy 91 to
Taxidermy and Meat Processing
Both services are
available locally for a fee. Meat
processing is usually done in a day or two or
you may choose to transport your trophy and
Contact Us Today
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look forward to meeting you and hunting with you
Dale, Tara, and The Staff