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
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 for you.
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
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
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
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.
With as much as we hate to have one, we
do have a weight limit for hunters who hunt
with us. Our mules can only carry so much
in the rough country that we traverse on
a daily basis. For safety reasons hunters
must weigh less than 240 lbs.