Idaho is one of the top elk hunting states and
elk tags can be purchased over-the-counter with no draw needed. Bearpaw Outfitters offer
elk & mule deer combo hunts in southeast Idaho or elk/deer/bear/wolf combo hunts in
northern Idaho. Elk or deer tags can be used on bear, wolf, or cougar, or you can buy
additional tags for those species over the counter. Contact Bearpaw Outfitters today to
arrange your Idaho elk hunting adventure.
Elk & Mule Deer - Each
5-Day Combo 1x1..........$4950
5-Day Combo 2x1..........$3950
Horseback Drop Camp...$1950
3-Day Cow Elk 2x1........$1950
Semi-Guided Cow Elk....$1450
Elk/Deer/Bear/Wolf - Each
5-Day Guided 1x1..........$4950
5-Day Guided 2x1..........$3950
Other Hunt Options
Guaranteed Hunt.......Add 30%
Horseback Hunt.......Add $500
DIY Elk Hunting Map.......$595
Trophy Quality & Shot Opportunity
Statistics show that 18% to 40% of the bull elk
taken in these Idaho hunt areas are 6x6 or larger. Not all animals taken are trophy class,
but every year trophy class elk, deer, and bear are taken. Shot opportunity usually runs 60%
to 80% and a few hunters get opportunities at multiple animals. Hunters can take the first
legal animal seen or they can hold out for bigger trophies, it's entirely your choice what
you choose to shoot.
Elk Hunting Methods
Elk hunting methods may include calling, still
hunting along trails and ridges, watching water holes, feeding areas or elk wallows,
glassing open areas to spot and stalk, and sometimes we even see elk while driving to the
hunt areas. Archery, muzzleloader, and rifle elk hunts are offered.
Licenses, Hunter Ed, Hunter Orange
A non-resident hunting license and elk tag
are available over the counter for $571.50, deer $301.75, bear $41.75, and wolf $30.75.
Non-resident youth and non-resident disabled veterans get discounted licenses and tags for
about $100. Hunter Education is required for anyone born after Jan 1, 1975. Hunter orange
is recommended but is not required in Idaho.
Elk Hunting Seasons
General rifle elk seasons run from Oct 10 to
29. Archery elk seasons run from Aug 30 to Sept 30. Muzzleloader elk seasons are in November
and December. Rifle Cow Elk is open Oct 25 to Nov 15. There is an excellent early rifle
bugle elk season Oct 1-10, that hunt is a draw that you must apply for in May.
Elk country is
country, the better your physical condition the higher the success. Bearpaw Outfitters
have arranged easier hunts for hunters with limited physical ability and these hunts
are often successful too.
Temperature & Weather
Check the weather forecast on the
Weather Channel before
you leave for the hunt. Generally you can expect a mixture of warm days and frosty nights
during September, during October expect 30's to 60's in the daytime with frosty nights.
Remember, rain or snow is always possible in the mountains, but snow anytime before
November usually melts off quickly.
Include a guide with 4x4 vehicle, meals, lodging, field dressing, and game retrieval.
Hunts can be guaranteed if you buy the guaranteed hunt.
Horseback Hunts: Include
a guide with 4x4 vehicle, riding horses for the hunt, meals, lodging, field dressing, and game retrieval.
Guaranteed Elk Hunt: You
can buy the guarantee before the hunt begins. The guarantee is a return hunt for half price
if you have no shot opportunity.
Includes a guide for a group of 3 to 6 hunters, meals, lodging,
hunting map, guide assistance during the hunt, and guide will help
retrieve your game. During the hunt you will hunt mostly on your own.
Include accommodations, hunting map & advice, and help retrieving your game. You will
need a 4x4 vehicle and you hunt on your own.
DIY Hunting Maps: Good
hunting areas are marked on a map which is sent to you for a do-it-yourself hunt, no other
services are included.
Beautiful three story lodge, close to many hunting areas, lounging room, meals in the
dining room, eight guest rooms with private bathroom, internet, landline phone, and
only a 10 minute drive to cell service.
Bed & Breakfast:
Cozy B&B with six comfortable guest rooms, lounging area, meals in the dining area,
bathrooms, good cell service, internet, and only a 15 to 45 minute drive to the hunting areas.
Indoor lodging, meals in dining area, living room, guest rooms, bathroom, landline phone,
short drive to cell service, short drive to hunt area.
Old Farm House:
Indoor lodging, meals, dining and living room, guest rooms, bathrooms, good cell service,
internet, short drive to hunt area.
Accessible by auto, 4 to 8 hunters in camp, kitchen tent, sleeping tents, cots, heaters,
lanterns, outhouse toilet, portable shower. Bring personal gear, sleeping bag, sleeping pad,
unguided hunters need a 4x4.
Motel “Town Hunts”:
If you prefer to stay at the motel in town the guide will pick you up each day. Motel rooms
and restaurant meals are your expense.
Drive-In Drop Camp:
For 2 to 8 unguided hunters, accessible by auto, includes tent, camp gear, cots, heater, cook
stove, firewood saw, portable toilet, maps, hunting advice. Bring 4x4 vehicle, personal gear,
sleeping bag & pad, food, drinking water, and stay as long as desired.
Horseback In Drop Camp:
Includes tent, camp gear, cots, heater, cook stove, dishes, utensils, firewood saw, portable
toilet, maps, hunting advice, and horse packing 2 to 6 unguided hunters and their gear. Bring
your personal gear, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, food, drinking water, and stay as long as desired.
What Is Not Included
Your personal gear, sleeping bag,
meat processing and shipping fees, taxidermy, licenses, 6% sales tax, gratuities, transportation
during unguided or semi-guided hunts, and any other items not listed as being included.
Contact Bearpaw Today
Call Dale or Tara at (509) 684-6294 or send
Email to ask questions or book a hunt. Use the
Application when sending a deposit to confirm hunt details and license
information. Sign up for the
Wild Update Newsletter to receive updated hunt info and license
deadline reminders. "We look forward to meeting you and hunting with you soon."
Dale, Tara, and The Staff