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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.


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Success

Shot opportunity on the general elk and mule deer hunts usually averages 50% to 80%. Shot opportunity in the controlled hunt units usually runs from 75% to 100%.

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Guiding

Guided hunts have 1 to 3 hunters per guide as desired. Your guide will field dress, skin, and pack out your game. Semi-guided hunts will have 1 guide advising & packing game for 4 to 6 hunters.


The Idaho Hunting Lodge

Lodging

Choose indoor lodging and meals or a remote tent camp. Arrive 2pm-4pm, 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 you can return mid day for lunch, your 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
Unguided.....$1950
Drop Camp...$2150
Non-hunter.....$750
DIY Map........$695

Rifle Elk & Deer

5-Day Oct 15-19 or 20-24
OTC Tag or Draw Hunt
1x1 Guided...$5450
2x1 Guided...$3950
Semi-guided $2950
Unguided.....$1950
Drop Camp...$2150
Non-hunter.....$750
DIY Map........$695

Cow Elk Hunts

Hunt From Oct 26-Nov 15
Over The Counter Tags
5-Day 2x1....$2950
5-Day Semi..$1950
3-Day 1x1....$2550
3-Day 2x1....$1950
3-Day Semi..$1450
Non-hunt $450-750
DIY Map........$695


Photo of Rhett's Idaho Elk Hunt 5x5 Bull

Licensing

Your license and most tags are purchased over-the-counter, an adult non-resident hunting license and elk tag is $581.50. Non-resident youth or disabled veterans total cost is only $75.50.


Trevor's Idaho Rifle Elk Hunt

Firearms

Rifles .257 or larger are preferred. Rifles cannot weigh over 16 pounds with no electronics attached, except scopes with battery powered or tritium reticles are allowed, no orange is required.


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Archery

Bow draw 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