Idaho Mule Deer Hunting - General/Late Season

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General Season Idaho Mule Deer Hunting

Base Price is per person for an unguided hunt. Make it a Semi-Guided, 3x1, 2x1, or 1x1 Guided hunt for an additional fee per person.

Idaho is the top-rated mule deer hunting state with over-the-counter tags. We offer guided hunts, semi-guided, unguided, and guaranteed hunts, horseback drop camps, drive-in camps, & DIY hunting maps.

Hunt Areas

Mule deer hunts are conducted in units 70, 73, 73a, 74, 75, 77, 78 near Pocatello, Idaho. This is breathtakingly beautiful country, many trophy class bucks have been taken.


Shot opportunity during the general season mule deer hunts usually runs 50% to 80%. Shot opportunity on the controlled hunts is usually higher running from 80% to 100%.


Guided hunts have 1 to 3 hunters per guide as desired. Your guide will field dress, skin, and pack out your game. Semi-guided hunts will have 1 guide advising & packing game for 4 or more hunters.


Lodging and meals are provided at a lodge, inn, farm house, or tent camp. Arrive 2pm-5pm, shoot weapons before sunset, hunt for 4.5 days, move out of rooms the last morning, hunt til noon.


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 on hillsides and then stalking if needed, watching water sources, and hiking or still hunting on mountain trails and on high ridges.

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 buthering are both available locally if desired.


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.

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Semi-Guided Hunt


3X1 Guided Hunt


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 $2400/Experience

Base Price

$2400.00 Per Person Per Experience


$370.00 Per Person


$2455.00 Per Person


$3070.00 Per Person


$4910.00 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 and meals
  • guide will 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


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.


Archery season runs Aug 30 - Sept 30, general rifle season runs Oct 10-24, some controlled rifle hunts are Oct 10-31. The best time to hunt varies by unit, so ask Dale which unit is best for you.


Archery season runs Aug 30 - Sept 30, general rifle season runs Oct 10-24, some controlled rifle hunts are Oct 10-31. The best time to hunt varies by unit, so ask Dale which unit is best for you.


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.


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.

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