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Backcountry Idaho Elk Guides

  • All hunts are 7 days. 5 full hunt days with 2 days for pack in/out.
  • Guaranteed tags (when applied for by application deadlines)
  • September archery elk hunts.
  • October rifle elk hunts during the rut.
  • Late season elk, mule deer, wolf combo hunts.
  • A few DIY drop camps for archery elk are also available.
  • 80% success rate on guided hunts.
  • 200-280 inch 5×5’s and 6×6’s, with the occasional 300+ inch bull can be expected.
  • Great mule deer bucks have been taken during the late combo hunt.
  • Comfortable wall tent camps
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Our Idaho outfitter offers a wide variety of backcountry big game hunts for both elk and mule deer, ranging from their early season guided hunts; DIY archery drop camps; all the way to their late season combo hunts for elk, mule deer, and wolves!

September Rifle Rut Hunts!

Not only can you hunt with your bow, but this outfitter is able to offer a rifle elk hunt during the rut. That’s right, for those not interested in the challenge of trying to harvest the great wapiti with stick and string can still hunt during the rut in September with their rifle!

We suggest you get in shape for a better experience.

Idaho has earned a reputation for being steep and rugged, these hunts should be taken seriously as any mountain hunt, and can be physically difficult. It would be in your best interest to be in elk shape. However, our outfitter has still been able to accommodate most hunters as their guides are experts in their crafts and the horses are gentle and well broke.

Typical Daily Schedule

On the guided camps you can expect to wake up early to a hearty camp style breakfast prepared by your camp cook. After breakfast hunters and guides will prepare for departure for the day on horseback or on foot, season and camp location dependent. Be prepared to hike here and there as well as ride the horses to and from hunting areas every day.

Hunting tactics vary across the entire season, as the earliest archery hunt starts at the end of August, and the last hunt going till mid November. Tactics are adjusted accordingly to most effectively harvest intended game.

Our Idaho elk guides also offer some solid, backcountry drop camp hunts.

If you’re an experienced elk hunter, this is a great opportunity.When you’re ready to start planning your hunt, just contact us. Be sure to let us know exactly what you have in mind, and we’ll do our best to help you find the perfect outfitter and get it booked.

If our Idaho backcountry elk guides sound intriguing, contact us today for more details.

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5 reviews for Backcountry Idaho Elk Guides

  1. Bren Hasslen

    This was three days of exhausting, exciting, and intense hunting. Just what the doctor ordered!!! This is hunting at its truest. By foot and horseback. Couldn’t get any better.

  2. Danny Torrell

    Normally I skip over these reports because I’m not a writer. But after working with Kyle, he deserves my time. I couldn’t have asked for more. I’ll be using him again. So that’s as good as it gets for you guys lol

  3. Kyle Hanson

    This outfitter knows his area well. Guides and staff were top notch. One of the guides was even born and raised in this area on an old homestead ranch, he knew it like the back of his hand.

  4. Lee Albright

    I had an awesome elk hunt in Idaho. It was arguably the best hunting experience I’ve had so far.

  5. John Hampey

    This trip was exactly what my dad and I were looking for in an elk hunt.
    Having Kyle as a consultant helped my dad and I to find the outfitter that fit what we wanted in a trip. With previous experience with the outfitter and the location Kyle was able to speak very knowledgeably about the trip and what to expect.

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My hunt was absolutely top notch.

The outfitter is a fantastic man and incredibly hard working and knowledgeable, there is no doubt he will do everything within his power to make peoples hunts successful and enjoyable. I plan to do it again with him next year for sure.

Wade Zuver

Our hunt was excellent.

We saw bucks every day along with all other sorts of wildlife. Mountain goats, bears, and foxes were common sights. Fishing and crabbing was special bonus. The food was excellent, the crew was amazing. Outdoors International did a great job of finding exactly what we were looking for.

Jesse Neveau

What an amazing experience!

The hunting lodge was out of this world!, Rooms, food and the scenery were all A+. Our guide was exceptional and had us on Shiras moose all five days. We saw over 30 total with at least 10 bulls. They had a plan for everything including taxidermy and game processing.

Kayla Redmon