Idaho Wilderness Mule Deer Rut Hunt
This wilderness mule deer hunt takes place in November during the heart of the mule deer rut during the migration out of the high country. You will be amazed at the number of deer you will see each day on this very special hunt. On a normal year, it’s not uncommon on this hunt to see 20-50 bucks a day! During the course of your hunt you should see a number of bucks that will go over 160″ or so. We’ve never been on this hunt and not seen a HUGE buck or two during the course of a week.
Unmatched landscapes, pack in on horseback, camping out, spot-and-stalk hunting during the mule deer rut, experienced guides, outstanding meals and much more. It’s the whole nine yards. There is a very reasonable possibility that you could take the muley buck of your life on this hunt.
This is a classic wilderness mule deer hunt.
- You will fly-in, hunt on horseback, and spot-and-stalk trophy mule deer. Most hunters will fly or drive to Challis, Idaho where they will take a backcountry flight into a private air strip in the wilderness. The Outfitter will pick you up at the strip with horses and a string of mules and pack you into camp. Hunting will be on foot and on horseback.
- Late October through November 18 during the rut.
- Opportunity Rate is 95%
- Success Rate is 85% on this wilderness mule deer hunt.
- Most bucks will be mature 4-points
The Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness
No fences, no fancy lodges, no travel by SUV or ATV, nor are there any crowds or cell phones. This is a true mountain man experience and the hunt of a lifetime in an area that spans 340+/- square miles. This country is rich in history and free roaming, non-pressured mule deer abound.
“I’ve been on this wilderness mule deer hunt three times, both as a guide and as a hunter. I’ve hunted a lot of places, and this is one of my favorites. LOTS of deer. LOTS of big deer. The rut is in full swing and you will see unpressured bucks right from your tent. An incredible hunt.” -Cory Glauner