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Idaho Elk & Mule Deer Hunting Guides & Outfitters

Elk and mule deer combo hunts in the Bear River Elk Zone & Bannock Elk Zone. Bearpaw Outfitters offer guided elk hunts, semi-guided or unguided elk hunts, guaranteed elk hunts, horseback drop camps, or DIY Elk Hunting Maps for do-it-yourself elk hunters. Elk/Deer/Bear/Wolf combo hunts are offered in northern Idaho.

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Experience

Past hunters have taken hundreds of elk and mule deer with Bearpaw Outfitters. Please read the Hunt Reviews by past hunters. BPO have an A+ rating at the BBB.


Photo Packing Out 6x6 Idaho Bull Elk

Hunt Areas

Elk & mule deer hunts are conducted in Southeast Idaho's Bear River Elk Zone & Bannock Elk Zone. This is very scenic and productive elk and mule deer country.


Photo Of Idaho Rifle Elk Hunt

Opportunity

Shot opportunity on the guided combo elk & mule deer hunt varies but is usually 40% to 80%. Shot opportunity on the controlled hunts is usually 50% to 100%.

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Guiding

Guided hunts are available for 1 to 3 hunters per guide. A guide will field dress, skin, and pack out your game. Semi-guided hunts have 1 guide advising & packing game for 3 to 6 hunters.


The Idaho Hunting Lodge

Lodging

Choose from a lodge, the inn, a farmhouse, or tent camp. Arrive 2pm-5pm, shoot weapons before sunset, hunt each day, move out of your room the last morning, hunt until noon and then depart.


Glassing for Idaho Mule Deer

Routine

Wake up to a continental breakfast, leave early to get in the hunt area before dawn, take a sack lunch or return mid day for lunch, and dinner will be ready when you return in the evening.

Archery Elk & Deer

6-Day Hunt Aug 30-Sep 30
Over The Counter Tags
1x1 Guided...$5450
2x1 Guided...$3950
Semi-guided $2950
Drop Camp...$2550
Unguided.....$2250
Non-hunter.....$750
DIY Map........$695

Rifle Elk & Deer

5-Day Oct 15-19 or 20-24
OTC Tag or Draw Hunt
1x1 Guided...$5950
2x1 Guided...$4450
Semi-guided $2950
Drop Camp...$2550
Unguided.....$2250
Non-hunter.....$750
DIY Map........$695

Cow Elk Hunts

4-Days, Oct 26-Nov 15
Over The Counter Tag
1x1 Guided...$3250
2x1 Guided...$2450
Semi-guided $1650
Unguided.....$1250
Non-hunter.....$600
DIY Map........$695


Photo of Rhett's Idaho Elk Hunt 5x5 Bull

Licensing

Your license and tags are purchased over-the-counter, an adult non-resident license, elk tag, and deer tag is $1208.50, non-resident youth $582.25, & non-resident disabled veterans $109.25.


Trevor's Idaho Rifle Elk Hunt

Firearms

Rifles .257 or larger are preferred. Rifles cannot weigh over 16 pounds or have electronics attached, except scopes with battery powered or tritium reticles are allowed, orange isn't required.


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Archery

Bow draw weight at least 40 pounds at up to 28", maximum 85% letoff, arrows minimum 24" and 300 grains, broadheads 7/8" or wider (no expandable or barbed), no electronics on bow or arrows.

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Seasons

Archery season runs Aug 30-Sept 30, general rifle bull elk season runs Oct 15-24, the early draw rifle bull elk hunt is Oct 1-14, cow elk hunts are Oct 26-Nov 15, Dale can answer any questions.


Elk & Mule Deer Hunt In SE Idaho

Methods

Hunting methods may include glassing openings in canyons and hillsides and then stalking if needed, watching water sources, and hiking or still hunting on mountain trails and on high ridges.


Photo Of 6x7 Idaho Bull Elk

Quality

Trophy quality can be good, we see bulls with antlers ranging from spikes to 7x7's, an average bull elk probably has a 5x5 rack, but several bulls over 300" are seen every elk season.

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Shooting

Archers should practice sitting and standing at 10 to 60 yards. Most rifle shots are 50 to 400 yards, sight dead on at 200 yards, practice out to 400 yards (or further to know your max range).


Field Dressing & Boning An Idaho Elk

Game Care

Your guide will field dress, skin, quarter, and pack out your game. You can debone meat or pack quarters in coolers to take home. Taxidermy and buthering are both available locally if desired.


Directions To Poacatello Area

Directions

Pocatello is the largest city in the area. The lodge and camps are about 3 hours drive from Salt Lake Airport. Driving directions and paperwork will be sent after your deposit is recieved.

Fall Idaho Elk Hunt

Weather

Early September can be very warm in the day with cool to frosty nights possible. October can be moderate to cold with snowy conditions very possible. Check the Weather forecast or call before leaving for your hunt.


Garland's 2019 Idaho Elk Hunt

Fitness

Most of the hunt area is mountainous with some easier country, overall success runs higher for hunters in good physical condition, but your guide will modify your hunt as needed so you have the best chance of success.


Photo Idaho 5x5 Bull Elk

Exclusions

Items Not Included: Hunters must provide their own personal gear, license fees, gratuities for guides, travel costs, meat processing, taxidermy, shipping fees, and any items not listed as being included in your hunt.

Meet The Team

The Bearpaw Team will insure you have a fun and exciting hunt!

Mule Deer Hunting Outfitter & Guide

Dale
Denney

Outfitter & Guide

Idaho Mule Deer Hunting Guide

Nick
Simpkins

Idaho Mule Deer Guide

Idaho Elk & Deer Hunting Guide

Daniel
Evans

Idaho Mule Deer Guide

Idaho Deer Hunting Guide

Ray
Doppenberg

Idaho Mule Deer Guide

Idaho Mule Deer Hunting Guide

Russell
Mason

Idaho Mule Deer Guide

Idaho Mule Deer Hunting Guide

Dale (Dill)
Doty

Idaho Mule Deer Guide

Contact

Please call Dale or Tara anytime, or send email with any questions you have. Sign up for the Wild Update Newsletter to receive updated info and licensing reminders. "We look forward to meeting and hunting with you!"

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Bearpaw Outfitters, Dale & Tara Denney, 345 Hwy 20E #A, Colville WA 99114