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Idaho Mule Deer Hunting Guides & Outfitters

Southern Idaho is known for trophy mule deer hunting. Bearpaw Outfitters offer guided, semi-guided, and unguided mule deer hunts, guaranteed hunts, horseback drop camps, and DIY Mule Deer Hunting Maps for do-it-yourself hunters.

Idaho Mule Deer Hunts

Experience

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


Idaho Mule Deer Hunting Area

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.


Successful Idaho Mule Deer Hunt

Success

Shot opportunity during the general season mule deer hunts usually runs 50% to 80%. Shot opportunity on the controlled hunts is usually higher running from 80% to 100%.

Guided Idaho Mule Deer Hunt

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 or more hunters.


The Idaho Hunting Lodge

Lodging

Lodging and meals are provided at a lodge, b&b, 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.


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.

5-Day Mule Deer

General Season Tags OTC
1x1 Guided...$3950
2x1 Guided...$2950
Semi-guided $2250
Unguided.....$1750
Drop Camp...$1950
DIY Map.........$495

CH Unit 73

5-Day Controlled Hunt
(Higher Success Rate)
1x1 Guided...$3950
2x1 Guided...$2950
Semi-guided $2250
Drop Camp...$1950
DIY Map.........$495

CH Unit 70 or 78

5-Day Controlled Hunt
Outfitter Allocation
Highest Success Rate
Highest Buck/Doe Ratio

1x1 Guided...$5950
2x1 Guided...$4950


Lindsey's Honeymoon Mule Deer Hunt

Licensing

Your license and most tags are purchased over-the-counter, an adult non-resident hunting license and deer tag is $466.50. Non-resident youth or disabled veterans total cost is only $59.50.


Idaho Rifle Mule Deer 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.


Archery Mule Deer Hunt

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.

Idaho Mule Deer Hunting Season

Seasons

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

Methods

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

Quality

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

Shooting

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

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.

Mule Deer Hunt In Snow

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.


Ericka's Idaho Mule Deer 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.


Mule Deer Guide Brian Denney

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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