DIY Hunting Camps In The Payette National Forest

1-4 Guests • Drop Camp • Private • Self-Guided/DIY


DIY Camps

We offer DIY Camps in Unit 25 in the Payette National Forest, along the South Fork of the Salmon River. Our Packer packs you in to a location of your choice in our licensed area ( No Further than 9 Miles from the trailhead ) You Bring your own Camp gear, Food, personal gear, & Communication Device. You will be in communication with our packer so if you get the game down the packer can retrieve the game from the Kill spot and bring it back to Yellow Pine to be put in the cooler. When the Hunt is over the Packer will bring horses for you and mules to pack your gear back to the trailhead. It is the client’s responsibility to set up their camp and to have the camp broke down on the pack-out day, It is also the client’s responsibility to dress and quarter their game so it is ready for the packer.

Some of the Trail Heads to Choose from:

  • Four Mile

  • Camp Creek

  • Buck Horn Creek

  • Fitsum

  • Pheobe Meadows

  • Indian Ridge

Elk Season for Unit 25

Archery: A Tag / Any Elk / August 30th through September 30th

Riffle: B Tag / Antlered Only / October 15 through November 3rd

Mule Deer Season for unit 25

Archery: August 30th through September 30th

Riffle: October 10th through October 31st

Black Bear August 30th through October 31st

Wolf August 30th through April 30th

Base Price is per person for a group of 3+. A Group of 2 is an additional fee per person. Minimum of 2.

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Your Host

undefined's Trip

Sarah L

Idaho Outfitter Located out of Yellow Pine Idaho, In Idaho's West Central Mountains. We Offer Guided Elk, Mule Deer, Mountain Lion, Black Bear, & Wolf Hunts, along with Trail Rides, Summer Pack Trips, and a all hands on Guide/Packer/ Horsemanship School.

from $2530/Experience

You can also pay a 50% deposit now and a final payment before your trip.

$467.50 Per Person


Idaho Sales Tax

$151.80 Per Person


Fed Use Fee

$75.90 Per Person


Base Price

$2530.00 Per Person Per Experience


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Please note that there is a 50% non-refundable deposit included with your booking fee. In case of cancellation, and in accordance with the Host's cancellation policy, the remaining 50% may be returned to you or applied towards rescheduling a future trip.


  • DIY Hunts
  • Camp at your Chosen Location
  • Packer to help get gear in and out
  • Packer can Assist Retrieving Game from Kill Spot



Gear List

  • Weather Appropriate Hunting Attire
  • Valid Hunting License/Tag
  • Personal Hunting Gear
  • Food/Drinks

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Rules & Guidelines

Some common questions:

Q) What is the closest major airport?

A) Boise Idaho, about 154 miles / 4h 50m from Our base in Yellow Pine Idaho

Q) What is the closest town from Yellow Pine?

A) Cascade Idaho ( also last place for cell phone reception ) approximately 71 miles and 3h

Q) Is there lodging available in Yellow Pine?

A) Yes , call ahead of time and make reservations in case there is No vacancy – Alpine Village 208-697-7343

Q) Where is the closest lodging if nothing is available in Yellow Pine?

A) Warm lake lodge Or North shore Lodge, approximately 48 miles from Yellow Pine Idaho

Q) Where is the closest meat processor?

A) Several around the Boise area that will ship the meat

Q) Do you have a recommend taxidermist?

A) Hunters Choice Taxidermy 208-697-4950

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