Spring or Fall Bear Hunt Unit 18 & 23 in Idaho

1-8 Guests • Lodge • Private • Guided


5-Day Lodge Hunt or Spot & Stalk

(Rifle or Archery Hunt)

The Hunt

If you are looking for an action-packed hunt, our bear hunts are the hunt for you. The state of Idaho allows us to hunt these bruins three ways, spot and stalk, over bait, and with the use of hounds. This allows us to personalize our bear hunts to each hunter's hunting preferences and abilities. 

Our typical hunt consists of either spot & stalk or hound hunting in the mornings and sitting on the baits in the evenings. Having all of these hunting tactics at our disposal swells our success rates near 100%. 

The Land

We hunt bears in both the spring and fall. Our spring hunt is the most popular when the bears are just out of hibernation and still have their prime winter coats.

Both Hells Canyon and the Salmon River Canyon hold an extremely high population of color phase bears; red, cinnamon, blonde, chocolate, and everything in between. We strongly recommend hound hunting, If you are looking for an adrenaline-charged hunt; this is it. It is hard to put into words the level of excitement that this hunt provides. Although our territory is some of the most rugged in North America, the private ranches we lease give us excellent access to our hunting area. This allows us to run our hounds for almost all of our clients, regardless of physical ability.

We hunt spring bears in Late April - late June and fall bears in September. Accommodations are in one of our hunting lodges and all bear hunts include meals, lodging, field dressing, and trophy care. 

The Host

We are licensed to hunt in The Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, the Nez Perce and Payette National Forests, and over 10,000 acres of private land. Our Exclusive Outfitting area includes over 300 square miles of some of the best big game hunting territory that North America has to offer. We provide trophy hunts for Elk, Mule Deer, Whitetail, Mountain Lion, Black Bears, and Mountain Goats.  

The Lodge

We take pride in providing our clients with world-class hunting, Our lodging is no different. We don't run huge camps with large numbers of hunters and we make it our goal to deliver top-notch accommodations on every hunt. We offer a number of options when it comes to lodging. This hunt includes private lodging in one of our two comfortable lodges:

  • Mountain View Lodge: Our Mountain View Lodge was specifically designed with the sportsman in mind. Set in a relaxing and peaceful backcountry environment and located high on a mountaintop. Our rustic backcountry lodge and private guest cabins offer panoramic views of the legendary Salmon River and the Seven Devils Mountains. The Mountain View Lodge is rustic and comfortable, the food is exceptional and the mountain scenery is absolutely beautiful! At Mountain View Ranch our goal is to provide the best hospitality, food, and overall experience that anyone has to offer.
  • River House: Our River House is centrally located so we can access all of our hunting areas with ease. This warm, comfortable lodge with home-cooked food, Wi-Fi, and big screen TV is a perfect place after a day of hunting. This Lodge is conveniently located within walking distance of town and gives our clients the opportunity to enjoy all that Riggins, Idaho has to offer. The house is located riverside so our guests can spend their free time fishing, exploring the town, or just enjoying the view from the deck.

Base price is per person per 5-Day Hunt. Groups of 4 or more can get a discounted price!

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Your Host

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Brad W

World-class big game hunting in the Hells Canyon Wilderness area.

from $4400/Experience

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

Base Price

$4400.00 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.


  • Food
  • Guiding
  • Meat Packing
  • Transportation to/from Hunting Area
  • Land Managed Specifically for Hunting
  • Comfortable Lodging
  • ATV/4-Wheelers/4x4
  • Jet Boats for Late Season Hunts
  • Baited Hunt Site
  • Hunt with Well Trained Hounds



Gear List

  • Weather Appropriate Hunting Attire
  • Valid Hunting License/Tags
  • Personal Hunting Gear
  • Weapon/Ammo

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Rules & Guidelines


All hunters 10 years and older must carry a valid Idaho hunting license, as well as any permits or tags required for their game species. You cannot purchase a license without completing a certified hunter education course.

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