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Idaho Mule Deer Hunting Guides & Outfitters

Idaho is the top rated mule deer hunting state with over the counter tags. Bearpaw Outfitters offer guided hunts, semi-guided, unguided, and guaranteed hunts, horseback drop camps, drive-in camps, & DIY hunting maps.

Bill Donohue's Idaho Mule Deer Hunt


During the last 40+ years hunters have taken hundreds of mule deer with Bearpaw Outfitters who have an A+ Better Business Bureau rating, please see some of the Hunt Reviews.

Kai's 2020 Idaho Youth Mule Deer Hunt

Hunt Areas

Mule deer hunts are conducted in units 70, 73, 73a, 74, 75, 77, 78 near Pocatello, Idaho. This is breathtakingly beautiful country, many trophy class bucks have been taken.

Bridger's Idaho Mule Deer Buck


Shot opportunity during the general season mule deer hunts usually runs 40% to 80%. Shot opportunity on the controlled hunts is usually higher running from 75% to 100%.

Guided Idaho Mule Deer Hunt


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 or more hunters.

The Hunting Lodge


Lodging and meals are provided at a lodge, inn, farm house, or tent camp. Arrive 2pm-5pm, shoot weapons before sunset, hunt for 4.5 days, move out of rooms the last morning, hunt til noon.

Mule Deer Guide Brian Denney


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.

Guided Mule Deer

Most Popular Deer Hunt
4.5 Days w/Room & Meals
Over The Counter Tags
1x1 Guided...$4950
2x1 Guided...$3450
3x1 Guided...$2950
Semi-Guided $2250

CH Units 70,73,78

Our Best Idaho Deer Hunt
Higher Buck/Doe Ratios
Higher Trophy Potential
80% to 100% Opportunity
OTC Allocation Tags
No Draw Needed
1x1 Guided...$6950
2x1 Guided...$5450

DIY Unguided Hunts

Indoor Lodging & Meals
Horseback-In Drop Camp
Drive-In Drop Camp
Bring Your Own Camp
Indoor Lodging....$1950
Horse Drop Camp $2250
Drive-In Camp....$1950
BYO Drop Camp....$1750
DIY Map Only.......$595

Lindsey's Honeymoon Mule Deer Hunt


Your license and most tags are purchased over-the-counter, an adult non-resident hunting license and deer tag is $551.75, non-resident youth are $277.50, disabled veterans is $64.50.

Successful Idaho Mule Deer Hunt


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.

Archery Mule Deer Hunt


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.

Idaho Mule Deer Hunting Season


Archery season runs Aug 30 - Sept 30, general rifle season runs Oct 10-24, some controlled rifle hunts are Oct 10-31. The best time to hunt varies by unit, so ask Dale which unit is best for you.

Glassing for Mule Deer In SE Idaho


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

Quality Idaho Mule Deer


Trophy quality is very good, average bucks are 3x3 or 4x4 antlers that are 18" to 24" wide. Some larger bucks 24" to 30+" scoring 160 to 200" or more are taken in this hunting area each year.

Dan's Mule Deer Hunt


Archers should practice sitting and standing at 10 to 60 yards. Most rifle shots are 50 to 300 yards, sight dead on at 200 yards, practice out to 300 yards (or further to know your max range).

Packing Out Idaho Mule Deer

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


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.

Mule Deer Hunt In Snow


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.

Ericka's Idaho Mule Deer Hunt


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.

Idaho Mule Deer Hunts


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!

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Dale (Dill)

Idaho Mule Deer Guide


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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Office (509) 684-6294

Dale Cell (208) 852-6494

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