Idaho Elk & Mule Deer Hunting - Rifle

1-4 Guests • Drop Camp • Public • Guided


4.5-Day Idaho Elk & Mule Deer | Rifle

Base Price is for a 4.5-day Unguided Hunt. Make it a Semi-Guided or 3x1, 2x1, or 1x1 Guided hunt for an additional fee. Non-hunters are an additional fee per person.

*6% Sales tax included

Elk and mule deer combo hunts in the Bear River Elk Zone & Bannock Elk Zone. We offer guided elk hunts, semi-guided or unguided elk hunts, guaranteed elk hunts, Cow Elk Hunts, horseback drop camps, or DIY Elk Hunting Maps for do-it-yourself elk hunters.

Hunt Areas

Elk & mule deer hunts are conducted in Southeast Idaho's Bear River Elk Zone & Bannock Elk Zone. This is very scenic and productive elk and mule deer country.


Shot opportunity on the general elk and mule deer hunts usually averages 50% to 80%. Shot opportunity in the controlled hunt units usually runs from 75% to 100%.

Fully Guided 4.5 or 5-Day Hunts Include:

  • Lodging and Meals
  • 1 to 3 hunters per guide
  • Your guide will field dress, skin, and pack out your game.


Choose indoor lodging and meals or a remote tent camp. Arrive 2pm-4pm, shoot weapons before sunset, hunt each day, move out of your room the last morning, hunt until noon and then depart.


Wake up to a continental breakfast, leave early to get in the hunt area before dawn, take a sack lunch or you can return mid day for lunch, your dinner will be ready when you return in the evening.


Hunting methods may include glassing openings in canyons and hillsides and then stalking if needed, watching water sources, and hiking or still hunting on mountain trails and on high ridges.


Trophy quality can be good, we see bulls with antlers ranging from spikes to 7x7's, an average bull elk probably has a 5x5 rack, but several bulls over 300" are seen every elk season.

Game Care

Your guide will field dress, skin, quarter, and pack out your game. You can debone meat or pack quarters in coolers to take home. Taxidermy and butchering are both available locally if desired.

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Guided 3x1


Your Host

Dale's Trip

Dale D

Dale, Tara, and the team enjoy swapping stories and getting to know each hunter. Regardless of your physical ability or prior experience, they can provide the right hunt and accommodations for your needs and will work hard to provide the best experience possible.

from $2765/Experience

Base Price

$2765.00 Per Person Per Experience


$860.00 Per Person


$3315.00 Per Person


$3930.00 Per Person


$5770.01 Per Person


$925.00 Per Item


Pay later options are only available for trips that start more than 30 days from today.

Total Payment


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.


  • Expert Local Guides with Over 40 Years Experience
  • Indoor Lodging & Meals or Remote Drop Camp Setup
  • Guide Can Field Dress, Skin, & Pack Out Your Game
  • Scenic and Productive Elk and Mule Deer Country



Gear List

  • Weather Appropriate Hunting Attire
  • Personal Hunting Gear
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Valid Hunting License and Tag

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Rules & Guidelines


Hunters must provide their own personal gear

License fees

Gratuities for guides

Travel costs

Meat processing


Shipping fees

Any items not listed as being included in your hunt.


Your license and most tags are purchased over-the-counter


Rifles .257 or larger are preferred. Rifles cannot weigh over 16 pounds with no electronics attached, except scopes with battery-powered or tritium reticles are allowed, no orange is required.


Bow draw at least 40 pounds at up to 28", maximum 85% letoff, arrows minimum 24" and 300 grains, broadheads 7/8" or wider (no expandable or barbed), no electronics on bow or arrows.


Archers should practice sitting and standing at 10 to 60 yards. Most rifle shots are 50 to 400 yards, sight dead on at 200 yards, practice out to 400 yards (or further to know your max range).


Pocatello is the largest city in the area. The lodge and camps are about 3 hours drive from Salt Lake Airport. Driving directions and paperwork will be sent after your deposit is received.


Early September can be very warm in the day with cool to frosty nights possible. October can be moderate to cold with snowy conditions very possible. Check the Weather forecast or call before leaving for your hunt.


Most of the hunt area is mountainous with some easier country, overall success runs higher for hunters in good physical condition, but your guide will modify your hunt as needed so you have the best chance of success.

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