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Idaho Panhandle Elk Hunting Guides & Outfitters

The Northern Idaho Panhandle is the top producing elk zone in Idaho. Bearpaw Outfitters offer guided, semi-guided or unguided combo hunts for elk, whitetail, mule deer, bear, wolf, & cougar, stay in cabins or tent camps, purchase tags over the counter, no draw needed. Elk & Mule Deer hunts also offered in southern Idaho.

Idaho Elk Hunting


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

Elk Hunting in Idaho

Hunt Area

Hunt elk in the Panhandle Elk Zone, one of Idaho's most productive elk zones. Hunters can also take either-sex whitetail, bear, cougar, or wolf on their elk hunt.

Elk Hunting 6x6 Idaho Bull Elk


Shot opportunity varies, guided hunters often have 40% to 80% opportunity for at least one animal and a few hunters usually get chances at more than one animal.

Archery Elk Hunting Guides


Guided hunts have your choice of 1 or 2 hunters per guide. Your guide will also field dress, skin, and pack out your game. Semi-guided camp hunts will have a cook and 1 guide in camp assisting and packing game for a group of up to 6 hunters.

Photo Of Elk Hunting Cabins


Lodging & meals are provided at the house and cabins or stay in a mountain tent camp. Arrive 2pm-4pm, check your weapon on a target before sunset, then hunt each day, move out of your room the morning of the last day, hunt until noon & depart.

Photo Bill's Archery 6x6 Bull Elk


Wake up to a continental breakfast each morning, leave camp early to get into the elk hunting areas by dawn, take a sack lunch with you or you can return to camp mid day for lunch, your dinner will be ready when you return in the evening.

Archery or Muzzleloader

Combo Elk/Deer/Bear/Wolf
6-Day Bow, 5-Day Muzzy
1x1 Guided...$5450
2x1 Guided...$3950
Semi-Guided $2950

Rifle Elk Combo Hunt

5 Day Elk,Deer,Bear,Wolf
(Cabin or Tent Camp)
Guided 1x1...$5950
Guided 2x1...$4450
Semi-Guided $2950

License Fees

Purchase Over The Counter
(No Draw Needed)
$164.75 Hunt License
$416.75 ....... Elk Tag
$301.75 .... Deer Tag
$41.75 ...... Bear Tag
$31.75 ...... Wolf Tag

Idaho Archery Elk Hunting Photo

Bow Season

Archery hunts are Sept 6-11, Sept 14-19, & Sept 22-27. Bows must have at least 40# draw weight up to 28" draw, max of 85% letoff, arrows minimum 24" and 300 grains, broadheads 7/8" or wider (no expandables), no electronics on bow or arrows.

Idaho Rifle Elk Hunting

Rifle Season

Rifle hunts are Oct 10-14, Oct 15-19, Oct 20-24, & Oct 25-29. Rifles .257 or larger are preferred. Maximum weight is 16 pounds, no electronics can be attached, except scopes with battery powered or tritium reticles are allowed, no orange is required.

Photo Idaho Elk Hunting


Season is Nov 20-Dec 1. Must: be .50 caliber or larger, loadable only from the muzzle, use exposed flint or percussion or musket cap ignition, loose powder, lead roundballs or conical bullets. No scopes, 209 primers, pellet powder, sabots, or jacketed bullets.

Elk Hunting Licenses OTC in Idaho


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.

Photo Elk Hunting, 4x4 Idaho Bull


Elk hunting methods vary and may include calling, watching elk trails, glassing logging cuts, hiking on ridges, walking closed logging roads, and watching water sources or elk wallows.

Elk Hunting Trailcam Photo 6x7


Trophy quality is good, we see bulls with antlers ranging from spikes to 7x7's, an average bull elk is probably a 5x5 and bulls scoring over 300" are taken in the area every season.

Photo Elk Hunting In Snow


Sept can be warm in the day with cool to frosty nights possible. October is cooler with snowy conditions possible. Check the Weather forecast or call before leaving for your hunt.

Elk Hunting Photo 5x5 On Pack

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.

North Idaho Elk Map


The northern Idaho elk hunting area is only a couple hours drive from the Spokane or Missoula airport. Driving directions and paperwork will be sent after your deposit is received.

Elk Hunting Camp Photo2


Archers should practice sitting and standing at 10 to 60 yards. Most rifle shots are 30 to 300 yards, sight dead on at 200 yards, but practice out to 300 yards (and know your max range).

6x6 Bull Elk


This is mountain country and success is usually higher for hunters who are in good physical condition but there are some good easier areas to hunt if you need an easier type of hunt.

Photo Elk Wallow


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

Meet The Team

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

Dale Denney: Elk Hunting Outfitter & Guide


Outfitter & Guide

Brian Denney: Elk Hunting Guide


Idaho Manager/Guide

Brandon Chevrefils: Idaho Elk Hunting Guide


Elk Hunting Guide

Zach Smith: Idaho Elk Hunting Guide


Elk Hunting Guide

Daniel Evans: Idaho Elk Hunting Guide


Elk Hunting Guide

Ray Doppenberg: Idaho Elk Hunting Guide


Elk Hunting Guide


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Office (509) 684-6294

Dale Cell (208) 852-6494

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