Idaho Shiras Moose Hunting

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 Idaho Shiras Moose Hunting

Moose hunting in Southeast Idaho is extremely good with more moose spotted each hunting day in Idaho than on most Canadian moose hunts or Alaskan moose hunts. This is great moose hunting country and Bearpaw Outfitters have seen well over twenty moose in a single day during past moose hunts. Best of all, success has been 100% on bull moose hunts and cow moose hunts nearly every season.

 

 

The reason Bearpaw Outfitters have such high success on their Shiras moose hunts is because they are always watching for moose even while they are hunting for other species. Bearpaw Outfitters are consistently spotting moose throughout the area and as a result they know the best places to hunt moose each season.

Bull, Cow, or Combo Moose Hunts for multiple species are offered. You can choose to stay at the tent camp, the mountain lodge, or the local motel during your hunt. Moose tags are issued through a draw, and Idaho has the best moose drawing odds anywhere in the lower 48 states. Your chance of drawing a moose tag often ranges from 20% to 40%.

Location & Terrain

The hunt area is in F&G Units 73, 74, 75, 77, & 78, an area over 50 miles across. Elevations range from 5,000 to 9,000 feet. There are rugged mountains and canyons and there are also mountain basins and benches with easier terrain. Please advise Bearpaw Outfitters in advance if you have terrain preferences.

Trophy Quality

Most mature bull moose taken have had antlers from 38” to 45” wide and there are some old bulls in this area that are close to 50”. There’s not a high probability of getting a Boone & Crocket bull, but it’s not impossible either. If you're an archery hunter there's a good chance of getting a Pope & Young moose.

Seasons & Best Time

Moose season is open Aug 30 to November 23 for any legal weapon. Archery hunting is best during the rut in late September and early October when moose can be called in close. Rifle hunting is best in November after leaves fall and there’s snow for better visibility, we see more animals.

Hunting Methods

Depending on which weapon and time of the season you hunt, methods may include glassing open hillsides and basins, stalking, or sitting and watching water holes or feeding areas where moose have been spotted.

Shot Opportunity & Physical Condition

Shot opportunity has been 100% nearly every year on the moose hunts. Most rifle shots have ranged from 50 to 200 yards, archery shots range from 10 to 60 yards. Physical condition is not that important on this hunt.

Additional Game

Idaho has many great hunting opportunities. Deer, elk, and cougar tags are available over the counter with no draw needed. You can combine rifle or archery elk and deer hunting with your moose hunt. If you finish moose hunting early there are forest grouse and coyotes in the mountains and the local streams and reservoirs offer exciting trout fishing.

Licenses & Hunter Ed

Apply for Idaho Moose Tags in April. Call or email Bearpaw Outfitters and get on the mailing list. You will be advised when and how to apply. The total cost for a non-resident to apply is about $2270. Approximately $2100 is refunded back to you by Idaho F&G if you are not drawn.

Additional tags for mule deer, elk, cougar, and small game are sold over the counter . Hunters born after Jan 1, 1975 are required to have Hunter Education. Lower license rates apply for youth under 18 years.

Guiding Options

Bearpaw Outfitters offer 1x1 or 2x1 Guided moose hunts. Bearpaw Outfitters do not recommend unguided hunts for moose. Trophy moose can be hard to find and very tough to pack without stock.

Accommodations & Meals

Mountain Lodge:  Enjoy the comforts of indoor living in the mountains, 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 4x4 transportation.

Base Tent Camp:  Camp is accessed by auto, usually 4 to 10 hunters in camp. Includes tents, camp gear, cots, portable toilet, kitchen area, water, meals, and guides for guided hunters. Bring your personal gear, sleeping bag and pad, and unguided hunters need 4x4 transportation.

Motel “Town Hunts”:  Stay 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 expenses.

Farm House: The old farm house is one mile from town, it's not fancy, but it's warm and dry. Modest meals are provided at the farm house or you can eat at restaurants in town. Restaurant meals are not included. Bring your sleeping bag for the bunk bed.

What’s Not Included

Your personal gear, sleeping bag, meat processing, taxidermy, licenses, state sales tax, gratuities, and any other items not listed as being included.

Travel and Itinerary

If you are flying into the Salt Lake City Airport, rent a car and it’s only about a 2 1/2 hour drive to meet Bearpaw Outfitters. Arrive the evening before your hunt begins. Stay at a motel near the butcher shop the last evening so you can clean up that evening and get your meat from the butcher shop in the morning before departing for home.

Contact Us Today

Call or Email with any questions or to book a hunt. If sending a deposit by postal mail, use the Hunt Application to verify your details. "We look forward to meeting you and hunting with you soon."

Best Regards,
Dale, Tara, and The Staff

 

5-Day Moose Hunt
Aug 30 to Nov 23
Guide Ratio - Each
Guided 1x1…$3950
Non-Hunter…...$600
5-Day Moose Combo
With Elk or Mule Deer
Oct 10-14, Oct 15-19, Oct 20-24
Guide Ratio - Each
Guided 1x1…$4250
Guided 2x1…$3250
Cow Moose & Cow Elk
3-Day Hunts, Nov 2 - 23
Guided 1x1…$2450
Non-Hunter….$400
 

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