If you revel at the thought of an expedition,
an adventure type of hunt where you expect the
unexpected, this may be the hunt for you.
On the other hand if you are not an adaptable
type of person this most likely will not be the
hunt for you. We have many variables living and
hunting the back country. Harsh weather, livestock,
strict rules set by the forest service and Idaho
department of fish and game, a hunters personal
preferences, wild game behavior and movement,
and other unforeseen things. Things can change
in an instant, possibly making conditions more
difficult, or some things may just be foreign
to you. Changes are just a normal part of the
wilderness to us, but to some people it is more
difficult to cope. We can never guarantee anything
except that we will do what we can, given the
circumstances, to help you have a successful trip.
2. If you like the idea, and would be proud of
hunting out of a primitive camp in the wilderness
away from modern conveniences, and think this
would just add to the story of a hunt, this could
be the hunt for you.
But if you can't do without electricity, running
water, and other things you would expect if you
went to a lodge or hotel this is not the hunt
If you think packing into the wilderness on horses
and mules and hunting the traditional way of the
West is the experience you are seeking this is
probably the hunt for you.
But if you don't understand what hunting with
livestock in our country en tales it may not be
what you are truly looking for. Livestock, well,
they smell like livestock and are sometimes messy,
and if you are sensitive to that sort of thing
you definitely don't want to hunt out of a camp
depending on livestock. Because we depend on livestock,
you will have a weight limit on the amount of
gear you bring. It takes time to balance and load
the animals before packing in and out of camp.
Although our camp is comfortable and meets the
needs of most individuals interested in this type
of hunt, it is a primitive wilderness camp. This
is due to the simple fact that everything we take
into the area, must get there by mule in a limited
amount of time. Hunting out of our camp on horses
and mules doesn't mean we ride around all day
though. We walk the mules and horses down steep
hills and typically just use them to get to where
we will hunt for the day, then we are on foot.
If you are looking for a rough country hunt where
testing your self both mentally and physically
are fairly common this might be your type of hunt.
On the other hand if you are looking for ease
and think that because it is wilderness there
should be numerous elk or deer everywhere you
go, or are severely out of shape, this is not
the hunt for you. We have good populations of
animals, but we hunt huge country and the animals
are dispersed throughout.
If you are an optimist and determined to have
a good time, and if you think battling the elements
and hard work would just add to the satisfaction
of your hunt, not only would this be the hunt
for you, you would be far more likely to be successful
at harvesting game.
But if your are afraid of getting a little dirty,
maybe cold and wet, or if you are easily discontented,
this is most definitely not the hunt for you.
If you love learning new things and seeing different
ways of doing things, this is a hunt for you.
On the other hand if you don't take direction
well, you would not enjoy yourself. This doesn't
mean we shout out orders or are not flexible ourselves,
but we do some things certain ways not only for
safety, but to help make things easier and more
successfully for you.
If you are looking for the experience of hunting
the wilderness just as much as harvesting an animal
this could be a good trip.
But if you will be angry if you do not harvest
and animal, absolutely do not hunt with us. We
are extremely successful on harvesting game, but
we will not guarantee a kill.
If you are a patient and honorable person and
looking for the same from the people you hunt
with this is most likely a hunt for you.
But if you need a lot of people waiting on you
hand and foot and are worried that your hunting
partner may have a more successful hunt than yours,
this is not a hunt for you. Our camp staff consists
of your guide and a cook. Most people book a 2x1.
That is two hunters with that one guide. You decide
before hand who is the first shooter. We normally
concentrate on elk first, and if the first shooter
harvests an animal we have to pack it out. Depending
upon where an animal is downed it make take a
full day to get an animal out. Although your guide
has to do this, we have taken several 2nd animals
while packing out game. So, we look at a day of
packing out an animal the same as a day of hunting,
but if you don't, and think packing out your friends
animal is losing a day of hunting, this again
is not the hunt for you.
9. If you love hunting, and hunting in places
where quality animals live, with little other
pressure, and with people who love the same thing,
check us out.