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Mountain Lion 
Mountain Lion Hunt
Shana Bayer
2064 Eastside Dr.
McCall, ID 83638
Ph 208-469-0327

If your are searching for a high quality mountain lion hunt, there are some key things to consider. The good news is that with a few facts, you can narrow your search and up the odds of a quality mountain lion hunt. Some of the largest and highest scoring mountain lions have been take on a mountain lion hunt somewhere in the greater northwest area of the United States. Specifically on Idaho mountain lion hunts, Oregon Mountain Lion Hunts, and Washington Mountain Lion hunts. Without a doubt the most effective way to target large toms on a mountain lion hunt would be with the uses of hounds. For the sake of making things as simple as possible we will rule out a border crossing into Canada and focus on a mountain lion hunt athat takes place in the northwest, and that brings us to the question of which state to choose.

 
Elk*Deer*Sheep
Barker River Expeditions
John Barker
34808 Hassinger Road
Lenore, ID 83541
Ph 208-836-5551
Cell 509-780-9599
I have been outfitting trophy deer and elk hunts in Idaho's Unit 11 for 30 years. During this time we have maintained a 99% hunter success rate. We have been able to maintain results like this due to our knowledge of the terrain and our experience in this area. We spend summers running our company on the Salmon and Snake rivers, which border Unit 11, and we guide hunters in the fall. Unit 11 is the best Mule deer, Rocky Mtn. elk, and Bighorn sheep trophy hunt in Idaho. Unit 11 has been a draw system hunt for the last 30 years, and has seen excellent management by Idaho Fish and Game. Due to this management the unit consistently turns out top quality bulls, bucks, and rams. We provide top quality guided hunts, and we only take a few hunters each year.
Chukar
Helfrich River Outfitters Inc
42091 Mckenzie Hwy
Springfield, OR 97478
Ph 541-896-3017
Fax 541-896-3419
The Helfrich name has been synonymous with running trips since the mid 1920’s when Prince Helfrich founded Helfrich expeditions. In their small wooden boats, designed to be maneuverable on fast-running rivers, Prince and his pals and clients were the first to run many rivers in Oregon. Prince took the first commercial group down the Middle fork of the Salmon in 1940. Dave Helfrich began running rivers with his dad Prince, at the tender age of 12 and passed on the family passion for rivers through generations.
Elk*Deer*Moose*Mountain Lion
Kohls Outfitting
Robin Kohls
HC 75 Box 101A1
Kooskia, ID 83539
Ph 1-866-460-4340
Ph 208-926-4338
Our elk hunts are offered in unit 12 some of the most remote areas in Idaho. Most of our area is located in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, between the Lochsa and the Selway. A part if the area is north of the Lochsa River. It is not in the wilderness, but is still road less. The entire area is assigned to Robin Kohls and Kohls Outfitting/Oswold Pack Camp.  We hunt moose in unit 12, 17 and we also hunt bear, moose and mountain lion.
Elk*Deer*Bear*Cougar
*Mountain Goat
*Bird* Unit 10

RidgeRunner Outfitters
Dick & Nedra Andersen
PO Box 756 • Kamiah, Idaho 83536    
Ph 801-633-3264
Ridgerunner Outfitters LLC is a family owned and operated outfitting business licensed by the Idaho Outfitters and Guides Licensing Board.  Located in the heart of the Clearwater National Forest, past home of the elusive Idaho legend, "The Ridgerunner."  Come see this beautiful, wild country with its virgin cedar groves, white pines, fir trees, and hundreds of varieties of ferns.   Choose a summer pack trip for fishing, photography, or just plain 'ol fun and relaxation.  Easy access to our Base Camp on Skull Creek is about a 3 hour drive from Lewiston or Kamiah, Idaho.  We specialize in Outdoor Adventures and fully guided, semi-guided, or drop camp hunts for Black Bear, Bobcat, Cougar, Deer, Elk, Forest Grouse, Gray Wolf, Mountain Goat, and Shiras Moose.  Tell us what you want in a wilderness experience, and we'll do our best to make your vacation or hunt one you'll never forget.

 

Elk*Bear*Cougar*Unit 20
Bitterroot Outfitter
Tom & Shannon Henderson
907 W. Cow Creek
Hamilton, MT  59840
Ph 406-363-0403 
If you are looking to hunt Elk, Mountain Lions or Bear, then you've come to the right place! Please consider us for your next Hunting Trip! It takes time to plan for a hunt, with your first choice being whom to hunt with. We will walk you through the process of obtaining your license, we will make sure you have all the proper license applications and mailed in before the deadlines. Our guides are all licensed trained professionals. They know how to hunt and they know the area well, this is very important for a successful hunt. We realize the time, efforts and costs that go into planning a hunt; we want you to feel at ease when booking a hunt with us!
Chukar
Aggipah River Trips
Box 425
Salmon, ID 83467
Ph 208-756-6737
Fax 208-756-6737
Experience the fun and excitement of  Idaho Whitewater Trips, Camping and Fly fishing with Aggipah guides. Aggipah Trips guides a variety of first-class white water trips and trips on the three wilderness sections of Idaho's Salmon. For a great Middle Fork of the Salmon White Water, Main Salmon and Lower Salmon, call Aggipah Trips. We can arrange Idaho family vacations and activities tailored to your group’s preferences for a memorable wilderness tour!
Elk*Deer*Moose*Bear*Cougar
Ready Outfitters
Brett and Hank Ready
1175 Blackmer Lane
Columbia Falls, MT 59912
Ph 406-755-6280
Cell 406-270-9125
We would like to be your hosts with a trip into Idaho's beautiful and rugged Selway-Bitteroot Wilderness. Both our fall elk, deer, moose, bear and cougar hunting and summer fishing packages provide the ultimate back country experience, starting with a horseback ride through one of the most scenic areas in North America. You'll view spectacular mountain vistas and clear rivers and streams. Wildlife, including deer, elk, bear, moose, mountain goats, bald eagles and small animals are abundant along the trails. Ready Outfitters will provide the key ingredients for getting the best chance available to harvest the abundant game that is being pursued.
Elk*Deer*Bear*Moose*
Mtn Lion*
Big Horn Sheep
*Chuckar*Varmits

Wind River Outfitters
Mike
and Jaylene Branson
5265 Highway 30 South
New Plymouth, ID 83655
Ph 800-854-6697
The entire 58 day season is excellent elk hunting . If you choose a combo hunt, you will have the choice of hunting any combination of elk, deer, bear, and/or cougar due to the fact that all four species are open at the same time. The season starts in mid September during the elk rut and runs through the deer rut and the elk migration in mid November. The entire season is an any weapon hunt! We limit our guided hunts to four guests per camp with two exceptions. First is if there are more than 4 in your group and the second is the two hunts in October where we can hunt two separate units.
Elk*Deer*Bear*
Lion*Moose
 
Pan Handle Outfitters
Tom Loder
12601 South Thunder Mountain
Valleyford, WA 99036
Ph 509-922-8289
Fax 509-922-8289
In Idaho we feature Trophy hunts for Combo Elk & Deer, Bear, Cougar, Moose, and Wolf. In Washington we hunt an exclusive 17,000 Acre Private Ranch for Trophy Mule Deer. We Guide Fly Trips on famous trout rivers including: Idaho's St. Joe, Clearwater, Moyie, and Private Trophy Waters loaded with 2 to 12 pound trout, located near Coeur d’Alene ID. In Montana we fish the Clark Fork and Kootenai Rivers and in Washington we fish the Spokane, Spring Creeks, and Lakes. Pursuit of Tom's passion for hunting led to a BS Degree.
Elk*Deer
Dry Ridge Outfitters
Kevin & Deb Little
160 N. 4th Street
Driggs, ID 83422
Ph 208-354-2284
Imagine exploring the Teton mountains for elk and deer without the burden of a heavy backpack. Dry Ridge Outfitters’ experienced guides and packers will meet you at a designated trail head. We'll take your gear into remote wilderness areas on pack horses. You walk (or ride) into camp with only a light day pack. We'll meet you with a pack string on a prearranged date for the return trip to town. We accommodate most camping gear.

 

Elk*Deer*Bear
Mystic Saddle Ranch
Jeff & Deb Bitton
HC 64, Box 9951
Stanley, ID 83278
Ph 888-722-5432
Ph 208) 774-3591
Fax 208-774-3455 
Mystic Saddle Ranch offers the best hunting for trophy bull elk, mule deer, black bear in Idaho. Our Idaho hunting guide services and Idaho guide services allow you to make the best of your families Idaho vacation. Hunters should plan to arrive at Stanley, Idaho, the evening before the hunt start date. We would be happy to make motel reservations in Stanley for your stay. There is a two duffle bag limit on gear totaling no more than 75 lbs, excluding rifles and food for drop camps.Drop camps, hunters are responsible for field dressing, capeing and quartering game. 
Elk*Deer*Bear*Grouse
Ruggs Outfitting LLC
Ray Rugg
116 Black Bear Trail
Superior, MT 59872
Ph 406-822-4240 
Our services are always changing to better serve our clients and friends. Our Elk bow hunting has increased with very good and memorable results. The Mule Deer hunts have been exceptionally successful the past few years resulting in most clients being successful.  Our WhiteTail Deer, while not the largest in the states, are very plentiful and our hunts have a high success rate. As for Mountain Lion hunts, we have taken the majority of all outfitted client awards since 2000.  For the last 10 years we have been able to produce a 100% success rate on Mountain Lion.
Elk*Deer*Bear*
Moose*Mtn Lion

Bear Creek Outfitters, LLC
Ken & Barb Francisco
454 Lost Horse Road
Hamilton, MT 59840
Ph 406-375-1371
Fax 406-375-2341
Bear Creek Outfitters offers exciting wilderness hunting trips and vacations in the Idaho Selway Wilderness. We provide elk hunting, deer hunting, bear hunting, wilderness pack trips and Summer and camping trips. We can custom-tailor a trip to suit your needs and schedule. You can hike, hunt and fish! Bear Creek Outfitters is permitted and licensed with the State of Idaho and the U.S. Forest Service to provide you with a wilderness trip of a lifetime!
Deer*Chukar
Hells Canyon Jet Boat Adventures & Lodging
Killgore Adventures
HCO 1, Box 160
White Bird, ID 83554
Ph 800-469-8757
Ph 208-839-2255
You will be hunting on our private ranch property located above the Salmon River just south of White Bird, Idaho. Access is close and easy from our base facilities on the Salmon Frontage property, Hells Canyon Jet Boat Trips and Lodging. Jet boating, and / or chukar hunting in Hells Canyon on the Snake River are all available activities.The 5 day hunt package includes 3 or 4 days of whitetail deer hunting and one or two days of fishing, chukar hunting (clients choice) or a jet boat river tour of Hells Canyon, the deepest gorge in North America.
Chukar
Idaho Afloat
Kate Tyvand
Box 956
Missoula, ID 59806
Ph 800-700-2414
Quality time: every day, all day – guaranteed! Sharing stories, laughter, and playtime continues well into the evening around the campfire each night. Days are filled with rafting easy to exciting rapids, swimming and playing, hiking on amazing trails at each camp, learning about the area’s cultural and natural history, and from your boat or at camp in the afternoon. All your busyness of the family work/life routine melts away. The river doesn’t know about deadlines, cell phones, email, or video games. Its lessons are timeless, transparent, and invaluable.
Elk*Deer*Bear*Mtn Lion*Moose
LocKey U Outfitters
Frank Schmitz
Box 392
Grangeville, ID 83530
Ph 208 983 1802
Hi we are Frank and Terri Schmitz and we own LocKey U Outfitters and the Whietbird Summit Lodge located in North Central Idaho.  LocKey U Outfitters offers fully guided hunting camps and drop camps for all the wests premier species. We have traditional tent camps in remote area's. We have  hunting from the Historic Gilmore Ranch cabin as well as some hunts from out of the luxurious Whitebird Summit Lodge. Most of our hunts are by horseback in the back country. Hunting for elk, moose, bear, lion, whitetail deer.
Elk*Deer*Bear
Elk Springs Outfitters
Elk*Deer*Bear
Al Bayer
Box 1429
McCall, ID 83638
Ph 208-469-9999
Elk Springs Outfitters is an Idaho hunting outfitter we specialize in combination elk hunts, mule deer hunts, black bear hunts in the beautifully rugged back country of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness 

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Barker Expeditions
John Barker
34808 Hassinger Road
Lenore, ID 83541
Ph 208-836-5551
Cell 509-780-9599
The Jarbidge, Bruneau, and Owyhee drain one of the most rugged, remote, and spectacular high-desert plateaus in North America, flowing through an incised network of canyons and desert gorges in Idaho, Oregon, and Nevada.

Helfrich Outfitters Inc
42091 Mckenzie Hwy
Springfield, OR 97478
Ph 541-896-3017
Fax 541-896-3419
Experience the fun and excitement of  Idah Trips, Camping with Aggipah guides. Aggipah Trips guides a variety of first-class trips on the three wilderness sections of Idaho's Salmon.

Kohls Outfitting
Robin Kohls
HC 75 Box 101A1
Kooskia, ID 83539
Ph 866-460-4340
Ph 208-926-4338
Idaho's remote crater lakes and pristine streams offer rare opportunities for the finest wild trout in the world.  Brook Trout, Rainbows and Cutthroats up to 24 inches.  Some lakes will wear you out reeling them in.

RidgeRunner Outfitters
Dick & Nedra Andersen
PO Box 756 • Kamiah, Idaho 83536    
Ph 801-633-3264
Your trip begins at our Base Camp on Bim Creek.  We offer high mountain lake trips in the back country.  Fish four major creeks in our area or the North Fork Clearwater. 

Aggipah Trips
Box 425
Salmon, ID 83467
Ph 208-756-6737
Fax 208-756-6737
 
Exciting Trout trips in Idaho on the Middle Fork of the Salmon for rainbow and cut-throat trout. A serious fisherman can catch dozens of trout, especially later in the season.

Solitude Trips
Al and Jeana
P.O. Box 907
Merlin, OR 97532
Ph 800-396-1776
Cutthroat trout were once the dominant trout species of the western United States. In fact, cutthroat were the first salmonid chronicled by Lewis & Clark on their historic journey west.

Pan Handle Outfitters
Tom Loder
12601 South Thunder Mountain
Valleyford, WA 99036
Ph 509-922-8289
Fax 509-922-8289
Few Fisherman realize that the remnant populations of cutthroat are now only found in less than 2% of our west. Panhandle Outfitters will guide you back to the days of Lewis & Clark where you can still experience wild native cutthroat.

Middle Fork Expeditions
Box 199
Stanley, Idaho 83278
Ph 800-801-5146
Both the Main Salmon and the Middle Fork offer different experiences. For those who find it difficult to pick which one is right for them, we offer the best of both worlds in a combination trip. .

Ready Outfitters
Brett and Hank Ready
1175 Blackmer Lane
Columbia Falls, MT 59912
Ph 406-755-6280
Cell 406-270-9125
We would like to be your hosts with a trip into Idaho's beautiful and rugged Selway-Bitteroot Wilderness. Both our fall elk, deer, moose, bear and cougar hunting and summer packages provide the ultimate back country experience, starting with a horseback ride through one of the most scenic areas in North America.

Adventure Guides
Dirk Gibson
15 Springview Lane
Great Falls, MT 59404
Ph 888-948-4337
Adventure Guides strives to provide the best adventure vacations for our guests. Our Outfitter Dirk Gibson has spent over 25 years guiding groups down the Middle Fork of the Salmon.

Yellow Dog Fly Fishing Adventures
Robert Boyce
Box 11535
Bozeman, MT 59719
Ph 888-777-5060
Ph 406-585-8657
Fax 406-585-8657
The South Fork of the Henry’s Fork hands-down offers some of the best dry fly in the country. South Fork Lodge itself sits on the banks of this river, which has been widely recognized as one of America's greatest tailwater.

Wind Outfitters
Mike
and Jaylene Branson
5265 Highway 30 South
New Plymouth, ID 83655
Ph 800-854-6697
We can ride to several different crystal clear lakes full of scrappy cutthroat trout. There are even a few lakes that are accessible by foot only.

Bear Creek Outfitters, LLC
Ken & Barb Francisco
454 Lost Horse Road
Hamilton, MT 59840
Ph 406-375-1371
Fax 406-375-2341 
Bear Creek Outfitters offers exciting wilderness hunting trips and vacations in the Idaho Selway Wilderness. We provide elk hunting, deer hunting, bear hunting, wilderness pack trips and camping trips.

Ruggs Outfitting LLC
Ray Rugg
116 Black Bear Trail
Superior, MT 59872
Ph 406-822-4240 
Our most popular trip over the last couple of years has been: 3 days/2 nights in the mountains and then a one day white water float through the famed Alberton Gorge, followed by a one day leisure or float on the Clark Fork.

Hells Canyon Jet Boat Adventures & Lodging
Killgore Adventures
HCO 1, Box 160
White Bird, ID 83554
Ph 800-469-8757
Ph 208-839-2255
Put in at the famous Pittsburg Landing where the Wild begins and the Scenic ends.. Your adventure begins wherever the fish are biting. Summertime on the Snake, water levels are lower and the trout is good.

Idaho Afloat
Kate Tyvand
Box 956
Missoula, ID 59806
Ph 800-700-2414
Spend 7 days hunting chukar and while floating the Salmon through the wild and scenic Frank Church Wilderness.  After a long day of hunting the banks and you'll pull into camp for a sumptous dinner and great conversation around the fire.

Beamers Hells Canyon Tours
Jim & Jill Koch
Box 1243
Lewiston, ID 83501
Ph 800-522-6966
Ph 509-748-4800
Fax 509-758-3643


What a great way to fish . . . almost every time you'd have a bite - something would happen each time you set down. A spectacular experience! What a trip to the Snake. I'll remember it as long as I live!"

Whitebird Summit Lodge and Guest Ranch
BOX 392
GRANGEVILLE, ID 83530
Ph 866-562-5398
Ph 208-983-1802
Explore Idaho as Lewis and Clark did 200 years ago. Ride our horses to the peaks of the Nez Perce national forest and explore the back country. Experience the thrill of the whitewater rapids thru the world class Salmon and Snake.
   
   

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Barker Expeditions
John Barker
34808 Hassinger Road
Lenore, ID 83541
Ph 208-836-5551
Cell 509-780-9599
The Owyhee is filled with pioneer history, plentiful wildlife, and dramatic vistas. We will float through the headwaters of the Owyhee  basin, dropping deeper and deeper into the main canyon as rhyolite cliffs tower.

Aggipah Trips
Box 425
Salmon, ID 83467
Ph 208-756-6737
Fax 208-756-6737
 
Idaho vacations on our favorite stretches of the Middlefork of the Salmon, the Lower and Main Salmon. Because road accesses to the canyons of Idaho can be up to a hundred miles apart, back country wilderness journeys are multi-day trips. Overnight Excursions. .

Canyon's Incorporated
PO Box 823
1401 N. Hwy. 55 
McCall, Idaho  83638
Local 208-634-4303
Toll Free 888-634-2600
Fax 208-634-4766
We invite you to take a glimpse into one of the country's most beautiful vacations. Travel is like no other way of adventuring. Filled with world class whitewater, pristine green forests, hillsides of wildflowers, huge sandy beaches, natural hot springs, blue ribbon, hiking vistas that take your breath away, and star filled skys that seem to never end.

Solitude Trips
Al and Jeana
P.O. Box 907
Merlin, OR 97532
Pho 800-396-1776
Solitude Trips invites you to experience Idaho's Middle Fork of the Salmon. Spectacular beyond imagination, it carves and churns through 106 miles of the most rugged inaccessible and primitive country in the United States - a country still relatively untouched by man.


Middle Fork Expeditions
Box 199
Stanley, Idaho 83278
Ph 1-800-801-5146
An Idaho whitewater trip on the Middle Fork of the Salmon is second to none and is known as "The Best in the West". The Middle Fork Salmon is a true wilderness trip... it's the the largest, most remote, roadless and unspoiled Wilderness Area in the US. 

Holiday Expeditions
544 E. 3900 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
Ph 800-624-6323
Ph 801-266-2087
Fax 8801-266-1448
There is a green hole in the middle of Idaho. A spot refreshingly empty on your highway map. A place where pavement never was…and wild rivers still are…raw country, 20,000 square miles of it, and right through the middle runs the Salmon.

O.A.R.S.
Box 67
Angels Camp, CA 9522
Ph 800-346-6277
Ph 209-736-4677
Fax 209-736-2902
Idaho has more miles of whitewater than any other state in the county. So, it should come as no surprise that O.A.R.S. offers a wide variety of river trips for first-timers and intermediate paddlers.


Idaho Guide Service
Olin & Shelley Gardner
563 Trotter Dr.
Twin Falls, ID 83301
Ph 888-73-IDAHO
Ph 208-734-4998
Welcome to our adventures in the deep canyons and majestic mountains of Idaho. We wish to share with you the unique beauty, challenge, and thrill of the Snake and Salmon.

Oregon Experiences
18074 S Boone Ct
Beavercreek, OR 97004
Ph 800-827-1358
Ph 503-632-6836
Fax 503-632-6836
Join us for a Salmon adventure and experience the largest undammed river in the American West. We float the Salmon's lower reaches, where the flows through four spectacular wilderness canyons.

Action Whitewater Adventures
BOX 1634
Provo, Utah 84603
Ph 800 453-1482
Fax 801-375-4175
Join Action Whitewater Adventures and travel with Idaho’s premier Salmon outfitter. Enjoy food and fun with family and friends for five magical days whitewater down the Grand Canyon of the Salmon.

Idaho Journeys
Box 1415
Salmon, ID 83467
Ph 888-997-8399
Join us on Idaho's Middle Fork of the Salmon or Main Salmon for a fabulous vacation. We've been outfitting trips in Idaho since 1978 and enjoy a reputation for running top-quality, fun trips with an outstanding crew of family friendly, knowledgeable guides.

Hells Canyon Jet Boat Adventures & Lodging
Killgore Adventures
HCO 1, Box 160
White Bird, ID 83554
Ph 800-469-8757
Ph 208-839-2255
Our comfortable 28′ and 36′ Bentz Jet Boats will transport you safely on world class whitewater with powerful twin and triple engines that propel you through some the of the most scenic, breathtaking country in the world.

Idaho Afloat
Kate Tyvand
Box 956
Missoula, ID 59806
Ph 800-700-2414
Idaho Afloat offers one day and multi-day whitewater vacations on four of Idaho’s rivers. No matter which river you choose you can be sure that you will be enjoying gourmet meals and the best of camping ameniities.


Beamers Hells Canyon Tours
Jim & Jill Koch
Box 1243
Lewiston, ID 83501
Ph 800-522-6966
Ph 509-748-4800
Fax 509-758-3643
You will pass through many sets of rapids as your Full Day jet boat tour encompasses just under a 200 mile round trip tour into the deepest gorge in North America. Uniquely narrated by your United States Coast Guard certified tour captain to include Native American history, geology,

Whitebird Summit Lodge and Guest Ranch
BOX 392
GRANGEVILLE, ID 83530
Ph 866-562-5398
Ph 208-983-1802
While in Idaho white water should be on your list of vacation adventures. We can provide your family and friends a deluxe Idaho whitewater vacation. Our trips offer families, first-time and experienced whitewater enthusiasts a variety of adventure opportunities.
   
Mountain Biking
Barker Expeditions
John Barker
34808 Hassinger Road
Lenore, ID 83541
Phone 208-836-5551
Cell 509-780-9599
You can also try one of our vehicle-supported overland tours. We drive by vehicle for day hikes to canyon overlooks, hot springs, and the most spectacular side canyons in the region. You'll hike during the day and in the evening you'll relax in a luxurious camp set up by your guides. These adventures allow you to travel to many remote canyons that cannot be reached from the river 
   
Hiking/Back/Trek
RidgeRunner Outfitters
Dick & Nedra Andersen
PO Box 756 • Kamiah, Idaho 83536    
Ph 801-633-3264
A vacation your family will remember for years as a cherished memory of time together.  There is something special about this area that binds hearts with nature and each other. 
Camp W.I.L.D
Action Whitewater Adventures
BOX 1634
Provo, Utah 84603
Ph 800 453-1482
Fax 801-375-4175
Camp Wild will take place at a new site this year, The Salmon River Lodge.. just down from the famous Pine Creek rapid right on the Salmon River of Idaho. When Lewis and Clark’s expedition arrived at Pine Creek Rapid, they decided that it looked too treacherous to navigate, and turned back to find another route to the Pacific Ocean and deemed it "The River of No Return.
Hiking*Camping
Bear Creek Outfitters, LLC
Ken & Barb Francisco
454 Lost Horse Road
Hamilton, MT 59840
Ph 406-375-1371
Fax 406-375-2341 
Bear Creek Outfitters offers exciting wilderness hunting trips and vacations in the Idaho Selway Wilderness. We provide elk hunting, deer hunting, bear hunting, wilderness pack trips and Summer fishing and camping trips. We can custom-tailor a trip to suit your needs and schedule.
Hiking*Back Packing
Mystic Saddle Ranch
Jeff & Deb Bitton
HC 64, Box 9951
Stanley, ID 83278
Ph 888-722-5432
Ph 208) 774-3591
Fax 208-774-3455 
Hiking with pack stock can create leisurely hikes with a different camp each night. This is your opportunity to design a hiking trip through as much or as little of the wilderness as your group desires.
Hiking
Whitebird Summit Lodge and Guest Ranch
BOX 392
GRANGEVILLE, ID 83530
Ph 866-562-5398
Ph 208-983-1802
Whitebird Summit lodge offers many amenities that many lodges in the area do not offer.
We have one of the largest taxidermy displays in the NorthWest. With displays from Africa,
   
Trail Rides*Horse Pack Trips
RidgeRunner Outfitters
Dick & Nedra Andersen
PO Box 756 • Kamiah, Idaho 83536    
Phone: 801-633-3264
EMAIL WEBSITE
If fishing is not your fancy, then sit back and enjoy the solitude and beauty of the mountains that surround you.  How about going down the trail on horseback for sightseeing and picture taking?  Who knows what may appear before your very eyes, a deer, elk or possibly a bear.  The Clearwater National Forest experience will be an adventure you and your family will never forget.
Pack Trips*Back Packing
Wind Outfitters
Mike
and Jaylene Branson
5265 Highway 30 South
New Plymouth, ID 83655
Ph 800-854-6697
Take a step back in time and enjoy the country just as the early settlers did. Although this is a total wilderness experience our back-country camps have many of the comforts of home. You will reside in canvas cabins with  vinyl flooring, you sleep on comfortable foam padded cots, and there are wood burning stoves for those chillier nights that you may need a little extra warmth.
Trail Rides*Back Country Trips
Bear Creek Outfitters, LLC
Ken & Barb Francisco
454 Lost Horse Road
Hamilton, MT 59840
Ph 406-375-1371
Fax 406-375-2341 
Bear Creek Outfitters offers exciting wilderness hunting trips and vacations in the Idaho Selway Wilderness. We provide elk hunting, deer hunting, bear hunting, wilderness pack trips and Summer fishing and camping trips. We can custom-tailor a trip to suit your needs and schedule.
Trail Rides*Summer Pack Trips
Dry Ridge Outfitters
Kevin & Deb Little
160 N. 4th Street
Driggs, ID 83422
Ph 208-354-2284
Dry Ridge Outfitters offers full-day extended trail rides in Wyoming, Idaho and Yellowstone. Between the Targhee National Forest, the Jedediah Smith Wilderness and Yellowstone National Park there are many spectacular destinations to choose from for your horseback ride.
Horseback Rides*Wagon Rides
Mystic Saddle Ranch
Jeff & Deb Bitton
HC 64, Box 9951
Stanley, ID 83278
Ph 888-722-5432
Ph 208) 774-3591
Fax 208-774-3455 
 
Our friendly guides will assist you in making this ride a highlight of your vacation. They know the history of the area and point out areas of interest along the way. You will ride through towering evergreens, along historic mining and logging trails in the Galena area. Galena Lodge is nearby for refreshments and meals, before and after your ride.
Whitewater Rafting*Jet Boating Tours
Whitebird Summit Lodge and Guest Ranch
BOX 392
GRANGEVILLE, ID 83530
Ph 866-562-5398
Ph 208-983-1802
Trail rides out of the lodge overlooking the Camas Prairie, the Gospel Hump  Wilderness area and the Salmon River Valley. Ride through historic grounds and listen to Frank tell the story of the Nez   Perce Indian war from 1877. Trace the steps of Chief White Bird and Chief Joseph.  On the full day rides enjoy a BBQ or a picnic lunch with breathtaking views of the canyon below us. Our trail rides take place daily out of the lodge with half day trips and full day trips
   
Cross Country Sking*Winter Camping
Idaho Guide Service
Olin & Shelley Gardner
563 Trotter Dr.
Twin Falls, ID 83301
Ph 888-73-IDAHO
Ph 208-734-4998
We will gladly share the latest equipment, the most experienced guides and helpful instruction for all levels as you glide into a Nordic backcountry adventure in the awe-inspiring Sawtooth Mountains.
Snow Mobiling*Cross Country Skiing
Whitebird Summit Lodge and Guest Ranch
BOX 392
GRANGEVILLE, ID 83530
Ph 866-562-5398
Ph 208-983-1802
The Whitebird Summit Lodge located on the LocKey U Ranch. Seventy acres overlooking White Bird Canyon, the Camas Prairie and the Salmon River basin. Whether it be by foot, horse, boat or just plain relaxing, the adventure you undertake is up to you.
   
   


Idaho Hunting Outfitters and Guides Elk Facts

Elk are found mostly in the western part of the United States. Only Colorado and Montana have more elk than Idaho. Elk need a healthy habitat and are affected by how many people live in and around that habitat. Elk need food, water, shelter and space to survive. Elk live all across Idaho but especially near large meadows to find their food and forested areas where they can hide. On average an elk must eat about three pounds of food per day for every 100 pounds it weighs. This can add up to more than 15 pounds of food! Elk need plenty of space, too. They need to be able to reach their food, water, and shelter easily without human interference. Elk are light brown with a cream colored rump. Their necks are usually darker than the rest of their bodies. Bulls (males) tend to be lighter colored than cows. Bulls and Cows are different sizes. Bull elk can weigh about 700 pounds. A cow elk can weigh more than 500 pounds. Elk gather in herds. Living in a herd helps them stay safe from predators. During the spring, elk migrate to higher elevations in search of new plants often following their old routes. Migration is a seasonal movement of an animal. Elk spend their summers in the mountains where food is abundant and the temperature is cool. In the fall, snow in the high country give elk the signal to head to lower elevations. The fall is elk mating season, Bull elk will fight each other to gain control of what is known as a harem . Calves are born eight and a half months after mating.  Rocky Mountain elk are one big game species that may be fed during a difficult winter. Winter feeding is a term biologists use to describe when people supply food to animals during the winter. Whether or not we should do this has become a yearly dilemma in Idaho. There are many issues to think about. Biologists know that whether they are fed or not, some elk won't survive until spring. When considering winter feeding, the goal is always protection of the herd rather than the individual animal. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game's policy on winterfeeding is to only feed in emergency situations. We may step in to feed in winters where abnormally high death rates are expected due to extreme winter conditions. Citizen committees have been formed to help determine when feeding is appropriate. Each committee tracks snow depth, temperature, animal condition, depredation and other factors to determine whether winterfeeding is needed. We all enjoy seeing the elk in our state and want to do what is best for them. Elk and people have lived in the same habitat for thousands of years. Prehistoric sites have given us clues as to how ancient people coexisted with elk. Elk are painted on rocks throughout archeological sites in the western United States. These pictographs many have been a form of communication among the people. Some pictographs, however, appear to be decorative. Native people worked hard to hunt elk. They took only what they needed and used as much of the elk as possible. Elk provided them with meat, weapons and tools, toys and blankets. There is evidence that elk may have played a spiritual role in some tribes across the United States.


Idaho Hunting Outfitters and Guides Deer Facts

Mule deer exceed management objectives for buck to doe ratio. All population management units exceed 15 bucks per 100 does. They are now monitoring 796 radio-marked mule deer in 39 units in 12 population management units as part of annual mule deer survival monitoring effort. Dry conditions and the unusually open winter statewide so far this year, have led plans because deer are spread widely rather than confined to typical winter range. Aerial surveys are planned or underway to estimate deer populations in Smoky-Bennett, western part of Central Mountains, and Island Park Population Management Unit. Mountain Valley has been postponed until next year. Harsh winter conditions last year resulted in the lowest over-winter deer survival, at 32 percent. Adult doe mortality was as high as 26-36 percent in four eastern Idaho deer population management units. In response to mule deer monitoring results last year, antlerless hunt tags and some buck hunt tags were reduced. Because of low survival of fawn deer, a lower buck harvest was predicted. It’s too early to tell how the mule deer will fare this winter, but Fish and Game hopes to get a better idea from the fawns biologists recently captured and radio-collared.White-tailed deer also are meeting management objectives for buck harvest throughout the state. All whitetail deer data analysis units are meeting management plan objectives for buck harvest and percent of five-points in the harvest. Unit 4 was slightly below objectives for hunter number and hunter days, but whitetail deer are not the major focus for hunters in these units. Whitetail deer numbers have been improving since the losses during the winters in the northern part of state. So far the outlook is positive for good numbers next fall.

 


Idaho Hunting Outfitters and Guides Bear Facts

Over 20,000 black bear inhabit Idaho, but if you go looking for truly black bear, you might be surprised! In Idaho, you are as likely to see a black bear that is brown as you are to see a black bear that is black. Black bears that live in the western states are often various shades of brown similar to grizzly bears.Female black bear weigh 125-150 pounds, whereas adult males are larger, typically weighing 200-250 lbs. Black bear have several color phases; most in the northeast are all black with a brown or tan muzzle. Some individuals have a small, white chest patch, called a blaze. Black bear have five toes with well-developed claws on each foot. They walk on the soles of their feet, just like humans. Black bears change their diet seasonally, taking advantage of available foods. In summer they shift to more nutritious foods including berries, fruits, roots, blossoms and insects. Hard mast -- beechnuts, acorns, and hickory nuts -- are the staple fall food source. When natural foods are not abundant, black bear will seek alternative foods such as agricultural crops, bees from commercial hives, garbage, suet and sometimes livestock. Black bear inhabit forested areas with thick understory vegetation. Wetlands and riparian areas are important components of their habitat. Optimal habitat typically includes large tracks of forest with little human disturbance. Black bear are not true hibernators as they can be roused from their winter sleep. During deep, winter sleep, their heart rate and breathing drops 50-60 percent, body temperature drops by 7-8 degrees, and they lose a quarter of their weight. Black bear usually den in brush piles, logging slash or hollow trees, under a fallen tree or under rock outcrops. Typically, winter dens are 5 1/2 feet long and 2 feet high. Black bear inhabit forested areas with thick understory vegetation. Wetlands and riparian areas are important components of their habitat. Optimal habitat typically includes large tracks of forest with little human disturbance. Black bear are not true hibernators as they can be roused from their winter sleep. During deep, winter sleep, their heart rate and breathing drops 50-60 percent, body temperature drops by 7-8 degrees, and they lose a quarter of their weight. Black bear usually den in brush piles, logging slash or hollow trees, under a fallen tree or under rock outcrops. Typically, winter dens are 5 1/2 feet long and 2 feet high.

 


Idaho Hunting Outfitters and Guides Lion Facts

The mountain lion population in Idaho is stable with an estimated 4,000-to-6,000 of the creatures. Male mountain lion weigh up to 165 pounds and grow to more than eight feet in length. Females weigh about 100 pounds. Female lion generally first reproduce at about two and one half years of age. Generally they have two or three young (kittens). A mountain lion life spanis estimated at 12 years in the wild, although lion have lived up to 25 years in captivity. Mountain lion are solitary animals. They tend to live in remote country and are seldom seen by humans. They hunt their prey by stealth and ambush. Their method of killing is usually with a powerful bite at the base of the skull, breaking the neck.  The mountain lion, like the domestic cat with a mouse, will kill for the sake of killing. A lion may kill many more animals in an attack than it can possibly consume. Lion have killed as many as twenty sheep at one time. A mountain lion requires 8 to 10 pounds of meat per day to survive. Its diet consists of deer, elk, porcupines, small mammals, livestock, and pets. Generally a lion prefers deer. Experts tell us a lion kills one deer every 9 to 14 days.  And in some areas, it has been found that a lion kills as many as two deer per week, especially in hot weather. Why? First, a lion tends to leave a carcass once it has begun to spoil. Second, scavengers (vultures, crows, ravens, magpies, coyotes, skunks, etc.) find the carcass the lion has killed and hidden. They consume it before the lion returns to feed on the remain. Lion are active day or night throughout year and in all kinds of weather. In the absence of human disturbance, lion are more activity occurs within 2 hours of sunset and sunrise; near human presence, activity peaks after sunset. Lion are primarily solitary with the exception of females with kittens.  In Idaho, mutual avoidance maintain lion density of breeding adults below level set by food supply. Their annual home range varies greatly in different areas. In Idaho, home ranges of male lion were from 54 to 230 square miles, while females had home ranges of 14 to 148 square miles. Home ranges of resident female lion overlapped, but those of resident males did not, but one male home range typically overlaps 2 or 3 female home ranges. Seasonal lion movements occurred within home range in response to prey movements; mountain lion moved farther in summer than in winter while hunting their prey, and some altitudinal movement was associated with ungulate movements and snows in winter. In many areas of the Rocky Mountain states, mountain lion are found in residential areas that have been built in prime mule deer winter range. This, of course, is because mountain lion are following their prey. Male lion are known to kill kittens, which has been documented in an Idaho study. A radiotelemetry study has been ongoing in isolated mountain ranges of south-central Idaho for over ten years. Gestation lasts about 82-96 days. Most lion births occur April-September. Litter size varies from 1-6. Young are weaned after 2-3 mo, remain with mother for 1-2 yr, and reproduce at 2-3 years.  Usually 2 years elapse, but if litter does not survive, female lion may have litters in consecutive years. Once bred, the female lion raises the young with no help from the male. The male leaves the female shortly after breeding. Sighting a wild Mountain Lion is a rare and unexpected event. So unexpected that it's common for people to initially mistake them for deer even though the only things deer and Mountain Lion have in common are four legs and similar colored fur. These large cats, as adults, can be 30 inches in height at the shoulder, and approximately 8 feet long from nose to tail. The tail of the Mountain Lion is about one-third the entire length of the body. Mountain Lion usually weigh between 75-175 pounds. The largest Mountain Lion ever to be documented weighed 276 pounds, but a Lion of this size is extremely rare. The coat of the Mountain Lion is light brown in color, and the fur is short and coarse. The underside of the lion is white, and the tail is tipped in black. Variations in the color of the lion coat have been listed as rust, apricot, lemon, smoke, and even black. Mountain Lion can survive in a variety of habitats, including high mountains, deserts, and swamps. Human activity has encouraged Mountain Lion to retreat to the rugged terrain that remains largely uninhabited by humans. Mountain Lion habitat must provide an adequate prey base as well as cover for hunting. Mountain Lion are known as ambush hunters. The lion waits patiently in dense vegetation or rock crevices for prey to wander by. Then, silent stalking of the prey is followed by a quick surprise attack by the powerful lion. A popular myth is that Mountain Lion jump out of trees or off of cliffs to attack their prey. In actuality they may leap from a high hiding place to build up speed for the attack, but at the point of impact, they keep their hind legs on the ground for balance and, if necessary, a quick escape. When attacking large animals, Mountain Lion go for the neck. Their jaws are powerful enough to break the neck of a deer or smaller animal. Alternatively when attacking larger animals such as elk or even horses, Mountain Lion choose to clamp down on the windpipe, strangling the victim. While deer is their preferred food throughout their range, Mountain Lion also feed on mice, ground squirrels, rabbits, skunks, porcupines, and birds.
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