Idaho Elk, Mule Deer Combo Hunt #OI-BHON2

The outfitter will use mules to pack out your animals

Hunt #OI-BHON2

Idaho Backcountry Elk and Mule Deer Hunts

This Idaho hunting outfitter has a little bit for everyone, with a diverse offering of backcountry hunts and seasons.

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! Not to mention this outfitter is able to offer a rifle elk rut hunt. That’s right, for those not interested in the challenge of trying to harvest the great wapiti with stick and string can still take a crack at Idaho’s backcountry bulls while they’re still bugling!

Remote, backcountry hunts.

  • 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.
  • All staff are experienced Hunters, Guides, & Horsemen! Clients can expect to be well cared for during their hunt by the experienced staff. They know their areas intimately and how to get their clients on animals.
  • Guided Hunts are conducted as either 1:1 or 2:1 depending on clients preferences.
Superb archery bull
Our bowhunters have had great success on this hunt.

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.

Wall tent glowing at night.

Lodging and Accommodations

  • All backcountry hunts will be conducted from traditional wall tent camps.
  • Lodging is provided for town-based hunts in Yellow Pine, Idaho.
  • All meals are home cooked and well prepared.

Travel Information

Clients will need to provide their own transportation to Yellow Pine Idaho.

  • If you choose to drive they can drive directly to Yellow Pine.
  • If you prefer to fly they can fly into Boise Airport (BOI) and rent a vehicle to make the drive (4.5 hours) over to Yellow Pine where you will meet up with the Outfitter.
  • After your hunt, you can depart on the final evening, or stay in Yellow Pine overnight and leave the following morning for home.

A good idaho buck

Booking Information

Interested in booking this trip? If you have not yet received pricing please request it here, and be sure to reference the trip number at the top of this page. Please note that reservations are not considered finalized until agreed upon deposit is received. This ensures agreed upon dates and current pricing. Quality outfitters are in high demand so let us know right away, as some trips do book years in advance.

Guided Hunts Include:

  • 1:1 or 2:1 Guiding
  • All lodging and meals for the scheduled hunt dates
  • Experienced Guides and Staff
  • Preparation of Game in the field

Unguided Drop Hunts Include:

  • Transportation to and from hunting area of hunters and all gear
  • Pack out of any game taken during the hunt (Must get meat & trophy to an area the horses can get to)

Not Included:

  • Travel to & from Yellow Pine, Idaho
  • Required License and Tags
  • 6% Idaho Tax, 3% Federal use Tax
  • Taxidermy costs
  • Meat Processing
  • Trip Insurance
  • Gratuities for guides and staff.

Photos from this Hunt:

When you’re ready to book, if you haven’t already ask your Outdoors International Consultant for updated pricing. If it looks good, your consultant will write up a booking agreement for you.