Idaho Frank Church Wilderness Cast-and-Blast Hunt #OI-IWC5

Frank Church Wilderness area has some fantastic steelhead fishing


Idaho Frank Church Wilderness Cast-and-Blast Hunt

This wilderness cast and blast trip offers the chance to take a multiple wolves, two bears, and fly fish along the way. Idaho has high wolf populations and many of them are black! Black bear hunting is done spot and stalk, no baits on this hunt (you will probably see bears while you’re fishing). Did we mention that this is a two bear unit? Fishing is walk-and-wade for several species including cutthroat, rainbow, bull trout and steelhead. Some of the best fly fishing available anywhere!

Enjoy one of the most unique Cast and blast opportunities available anywhere!

  • Idaho back country holds some very large old Idaho wolves. Black wolves are fairly common!
  • Early September is is the best time of year as the wolves are responding to calls.
  • Fish the river while watching for feeding black bears along the river. This is a two bear area!
  • The fly fishing is spectacular!

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This is an epic Idaho wilderness fly fishing trip for native Westslope cutthroat trout. on Big Creek.
This is an epic Idaho wilderness fly fishing trip for native Westslope cutthroat trout on Big Creek.

Dates and Pricing

Please note that your hunt dates are NOT locked in until a full deposit is received. Also, outfitters reserve the right to change pricing at any time, and that is out of our hands. If you are serious about this hunt, send in your deposit asap! If you haven’t already received pricing, please request it here, and be sure to reference the trip number at the top of this page.

Trip Includes:

  • Professional Hunting Guide.
  • Tent camp with sleep tents (two hunters in each), and “kitchen” tent.
  • All meals.
  • Field dressing and pack-out of your animal.
  • Professional caping if the animal is to be mounted.
  • Combo with black bear, wolf, or mountain lion at no additional cost. You just need to get the appropriate tags prior to your hunt.

Not Included:


This Outfitter Does Have a Wilderness Clause

As we mentioned above, this is a traditional wilderness hunt. There are no roads, no cars, no power lines. This hunt takes place on nearly 300 square miles in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. The land that Lewis and Clark had to go around. A true “Mountain Man “ experience and the hunt of a lifetime in the beautiful mountains, valleys and ridges of Idaho. It is one of the few places left where you can leave civilization behind. You will be asked to do just that and to leave all electronics and communication devices at home. Your camera and flashlight are the only exceptions. Prior to booking this hunt, you will need to agree to the outfitter’s Wilderness Ethics Agreement.

This is NOT a long-range shooting affair. Classic locate and stalk hunting, expect shots of 300 yards or less.

WILDERNESS FISHING, LUXURY CAMPING, HORSEBACK RIDING, FAMILY ADVENTURES All on the largest tributary of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River: BIG CREEK.

You will be staying in very comfortable wall tents with wood stoves.

There are two to a tent so there will be plenty of space. In order to save you time, many days will be spent out of what we call spike camps, or camps away from the main camp. Some mobile horseback camps are also used. The days will start with one of their camp cooks hearty breakfasts. After breakfast hunters and guides will get on horses and head in the woods or to the river. Be prepared to hike here and there as well.

Prior to the fire of 2000 our camp was located on a State Land lease about a ten minute walk from Big Creek. This site lost all of its charm in the fire. So we went searching for a new location for our fishing camp. The result was “Fish Camp“, maybe the most perfect setting for a wilderness, fly in, horseback, fishing camp.

Travel Information

If you plan to fly commercially to Idaho, we recommend that you arrive in Salt Lake, Utah. You will arrive in Salt Lake and then drive a rental to either Challis or McCall for your flights into camp. You will be met by the outfitter at a wilderness airstrip with horses and mules to pack you into camp. *There are services available to assist in these arrangements, and the outfitter is available to discuss options on a case-by-case basis.

Air Taxis

  • Salmon Air Taxi – (208) 756-6211
  • Middle Fork Aviation – (208) 879-5728

Car Rental

  • Practical Rent-A-Car – (800) 437-7136
  • The larger car rental companies are also available from the Boise airport.

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