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Elk, Mule Deer, Bear & Wolf Hunting Blog

Here you will find information about our hunts, our area as well as special offers and issues that affect us or are important to us.

No Horse Rides this Summer at Snowbird

Normally about this time each summer, we are announcing that the horses are coming to Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, but this year is different. Snowbird began a large scale construction project that will consume all of this summer and next so we won’t be offering rides again at Snowbird until summer 2017.

The Results are In

People we know that put in for Utah draw hunts are beginning to see their credit cards hit for the respective amounts that would indicate success in drawing either a limited entry tag or one of many general season tags that require a draw now in the state of Utah. Gone are the good old days of over the counter or OTC tags in Utah

2015 Idaho Spring Bear Season Begins with a Trophy Class Bear

Our first official week of spring bear hunting in our backcountry unit 27 in Central Idaho began with a father son combo from Nebraska and when we went to sit a couple of baits within ear shot of each other, Cam (the son and youth hunter) and I were greeted by the sound of a rifle report just towards the end of legal light. With curiosity getting the best of us, we sprinted over to where his Dad Jeff had been sitting and he and his first year guide, Jacob Roy, were no where to be found.

April is the Time to Apply for Trophy Species Bighorn Sheep, Moose and Mountain Goat

Beginning April 1 you can apply for what Idaho terms as “trophy species” including bighorn sheep, mountain goat and moose. As much as I disdain having to draw for any hunting opportunity, these 3 species are rare enough that it is impossible to maintain a healthy herd AND offer an over the counter opportunity, so they regulate through a drawing process. The beauty, and yes I did say beauty, of Idaho’s draw......

Idaho’s Spring Bear Season Officially Opens Today!

Although it has been a mild winter, it still seems like it has been a long one waiting for spring bear season to finally arrive here in Idaho! April 1 is the “official” opener for many of the backcountry units, but in normal years the bears are still comfortably snuggled in their winter beds under feet of snow.

Time to Apply for Elk and Deer Tags in those OTHER States

As fond as I am of all the opportunities there are to hunt in the great state of Idaho, I am the first to recognize that true hunter/sportsmen and women are always “in search of new adventure” or wanting to “explore new horizons” so they apply for hunts in multiple states in search of that elusive tag that comes with promises of trophy quality elk and deer.

Join Us in Reno at the Sheep Show

Wild Idaho Outfitters will be representing all Idaho Outfitters at the annual Sheep Show in Reno, Nevada on January 8-10, 2015. You have heard me talk about how wonderful Idaho is to hunt, if you want more detailed info and you find yourself in Reno that weekend, be sure to stop by the Idaho Outfitters and Guides (IOGA) booth and lets talk Idaho hunting and fishing.

HAPPY NEW YEAR

What a terrific sight for the final day of 2014. As sun sets over the Pahsimeroi Mountains, part of the Lost River Range here in Central Idaho, 2014 only has a few hours left and the horses are enjoying the last rays of sunlight on a day that the high only reached to zero. It is a beautiful ending to an amazing year here at Wild Idaho Outfitters and we are very grateful for this past year and are already looking forward to some exciting new adventures to take place in 2015.

Merry Christmas

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas from “the gang” at Wild Idaho outfitters! It is always a pleasure to watch as the horses are turned out for their much deserved 6 month vacation. We hope this Christmas finds you enjoying rest and peace with family and or friends this Holiday season. Now that we are past the shortest day of the year, I know I look forward to the days getting longer and that snow turning to belly deep Timothy grass again and watching for the spring flowers to arrive.