Wild Idaho Outfitters


United States


P.O. Box 1176 Challis


Latitude: 44.503472

Longitude: -114.223330



(208) 252-1053

(866) 852-9880

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Wild Idaho Outfitters



We are located in central Idaho, operating from Challis. Conducting spring bear hunting, summer pack trips and fall elk, mule deer and black bear hunts in over 150 square miles of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. The terrain in the “Frank” is Very rugged and not for the faint of heart; all operations are conducted from wall tents. There is great cutthroat trout fishing, hunting bull elk in the rut with rifles, liberal mule deer season, good black bear and mountain lion, plus bighorn sheep and mountain goat.



Idaho Elk Hunting



Idaho is one of the few western states left that allow rifle elk hunting during the rut and over the counter tags and although there is a quota on Idaho nonresident elk tags, as licensed outfitters in a quota area we have guaranteed tags for hunters who book an Idaho elk hunt with us. We offer fully guided elk hunts as well as drop camps for the Do it yourself hunter otherwise known as the DIY hunter. Because of the ruggedness of our elk country, public hunting competition is very rare indeed. Our Idaho elk hunting area has experienced fires in the recent and distant past that makes for some pretty amazing elk habitat and hunting generally consists of getting to an advantage point and glassing or bugling up a rutting bull elkduring our early season Idaho elk hunts.




Idaho Mule Deer Hunting



Area 27 mule deer hunting is quite possibly some of the best backcountry over the counter mule deer hunting left out west. With the vastness and tough access of the rugged Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness area, it allows for a lengthy mule deer hunting season that runs from mid-September to the end of October and actually can run into Mid November with a draw tag that is guaranteed if you apply during the application period that generally takes place in May. With dates that coincide with the general elk hunting season, it is possible to hunt both elk and deerin a combo hunt that really gets you more bang for your hunting dollar. The rugged country of the “Frank” keeps public hunter competition to a minimum.




Idaho Spring & Fall Black Bear Hunting



Because of the access or shall we say inaccessibility of Idaho’s backcountry units, Idaho allows for a many different means of take including hunting with dogs and baiting. Idaho also allows for a limit of 2 bears in these backcountry areas. Baiting for bears is a very effective way for a selective harvest both on color and gender. With bears visiting the baits it allows the hunter time to assess the size and color phase of the bears and to avoid the bearswith cubs. Idaho has a high percentage of color phase bears and the possibility of seeing a very nice cinnamon, chocolate or blonde color phase black bear is very real.Spring bear season runs from April 1 until the end of June and fall bear season begins August 30 and runs until November 18. For the ultimate Idaho fall hunting adventure you can hunt elk, deer and bear at the same time with our combo hunts.




Idaho Elk, Mule Deer, Bear & Wolf Combo Hunts



Idaho is the last state that we are aware of where you can still pursue multiple game species during the same time frame. In the backcountry zones like our Middlefork zone all the seasons overlap and allow for elk, deer, bear, wolf and mountain lion hunting all at the same time. Throw in a little grouse hunting and maybe some backcountry fishing and you can see how Idaho can be an outdoorsman’s paradise! Join us for a combo hunt and enjoy all that Idaho has to offer.




Idaho Wolf Hunting



Idaho once again is allowed to hunt wolves and we are glad for that option. We are offering wolf hunts in Idaho’s Middlefork zone which currently has no quota. We are combining wolf hunts with the opportunity to possibly even harvest a mountain lion along with the possibility of a coyote; making for what might be considered the ultimate predator hunt. Remember these are mid-winter backcountry hunts and are very physically demanding.  During the fall you can add that to your combo hunt and make that 4 species you are after during the same time frame and really stretching that hunting dollar.




Idaho Youth Hunts



The State of Idaho encourages youth hunting for both residents and non-residents. The Idaho Fish and Game has a junior mentor program with greatly reduced license and tag fees. We at Wild Idaho Outfitters also encourage families with young hunters and offer reduced pricing on our hunts for juniors’ ages 12 to 17 when accompanied by a paying adult. This is a great opportunity to encourage young hunters and get them started with a good hunting experience.

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