31 December HAPPY NEW YEAR December 31, 2014By George McQuiston Announcements, General Information 0 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. We met a lot of wonderful people, many we consider friends, and we look forward to personally meeting those who have already booked with us for 2015 and those we hope still plan to. I know you have heard me say it before, but it is so true it bears repeating; Idaho is the best kept secret out there in the hunting world! With over the counter tags, combo hunt possibilities, 2 bear areas, wolf hunting and the best youth hunting program around, Idaho hunting just can’t be beat. We genuinely hope that if you are planning an out of state hunt for 2015, you will consider spending some time here in the Gem State, whether with us, another outfitter or even a DIY hunt, Idaho should definitely be on your “to consider for a 2015 hunt” list. Bookings are already looking strong for 2015 and several spring bear hunt weeks are already sold out. So if you were thinking a spring bear hunt might be on the horizon, please give us a call. If you plan on heading out for any hunting or trapping this weekend, please remember to stop in or go online and purchase your 2015 hunting permit. Even if you are only hunting coyotes, a hunting license is required here in Idaho. Speaking of which non-resident licenses and tags went on sale December 1 for all 2015 hunting and fishing seasons. Now with 2015 here, it is necessary. Happy New Year! Make it a great one and remember to take a kid hunting and fishing in 2015! Related Posts Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! From the gang here at Wild Idaho Outfitters, nestled snuggly under the peaks of the Southeastern edge of the Salmon River Mountains, one of the gateways to the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness area, we want to take a moment and wish all who read this a very Happy and Joyful Holiday Season! Merry Christmas and best wishes for a prosperous and blessed New Year! As you go about your Holiday gatherings, we do hope you will take time to thank God and a veteran for this great country of ours which offers so many freedoms. Is it perfect? Heck no, but it appears to be the best option out there. All of us find ourselves at the tail end of another year on this great big ball of mud we generally like to refer to as earth. It has been a terrific year here at Wild Idaho Outfitters and we genuinely hope those who read this feel as equally blessed. We met many new hunters as well as were able to enjoy the company of several repeat hunters who we actually consider friends. We work with what I would consider some of the best guides in the industry. We get to live and work in what we (Kelly and I) like to refer to as paradise! From the mountain peaks, to the backcountry trails, to the navigable rivers that begin as streams you can jump across, this country… this Idaho, has so much to offer the outdoor enthusiast. We do hope as you are looking back on this past year and looking forward to the year ahead, that if you feel as though you did not spend enough time outside enjoying God’s natural creation, you will consider giving yourself permission to take some time in the year ahead to get outside…no matter what state you are in! If you can make it to Idaho, all the better, but wherever you are, step out into the sunshine. Step out into the cold. Look up to the heavens. Look out to the horizon. Watch a sunset. Set the alarm early and experience a sunrise (outside of course). Jump in that fancy SUV and get some mud on those tires. Visit YOUR public lands. I know I have said this before, but it certainly bears repeating and it is truly my opinion, that our system of public land ownership where you can go out and enjoy literally millions of acres as if you owned them yourself (well actually you do), is unequaled anywhere that I am aware of. Remember as you visit these public lands, that they are here for you, your family and your friends to enjoy and recreate on. Just remember to take only pictures and leave only foot prints. Also, as you cross paths with other outdoor adventure seekers, please remember what your momma taught you about smiling and being courteous to all you meet. I personally have made some very good friends with people whose paths I simply crossed in the backcountry. Think about it, we at least have the similar interest in being where our paths crossed; seems like as good of spot to begin a friendship as any. It’s been said that the outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man. I gotta believe you could remove the word horse (although why would you want to skip the horse), and the statement would be equally as true. So as you are setting your goals for next year, be sure to include some “you time” or family time in the outdoors. And as always, if you can, take a kid along! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the “gang” at Wild Idaho Outfitters! Happy New Year! As we close the door on 2012…and fortunately for all of us the Mayans appeared to be wrong, We really want to say a big thanks to those who hunted with us! We enjoyed each and everyone of you. We are glad so many youth hunters made it into the woods this year with there Dad’s and at times extended family and friends. We hope you trip to Idaho was fun, enjoyable and memorable. We look forward to seeing those who have already booked a hunt with us for next year again and meeting those new friends we haven’t hunted with yet! Have a happy and SAFE New years celebration and we will see you in 2013! Happy Thanksgiving 2017 It is always a bittersweet moment when it comes time to take down Old Glory. It means everything else is cargoed, loaded and we are about to head off the mountain at the end of another hunting season here at Wild Idaho Outfitters. 2017 was a very memorable one, as I suppose they all are, but with Mother Nature’s help, this one was particularly memorable. From raging rivers experienced during the “hundred year” snow melt, to early, deep and continuous snow in the fall, this year was indeed unique. In spite of all of Mother Nature’s challenges, we enjoyed meeting so many wonderful people from all walks of life and particularly enjoyed seeing old friends we had met during prior seasons that enjoyed their experience enough to join us for another season here in Idaho. At this time of year, we become even more acutely aware of the many blessings we have had bestowed upon us, not the least of which is meeting so many wonderful people who share a true love of the outdoors; people who love it so much they are willing to spend their hard earned money, their vacation time and time away from family, all to experience what central Idaho’s magnificent Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area has to offer. We here at Wild Idaho Outfitters understand and do not take lightly the investment in time, money and effort it takes to arrive here in our little slice of heaven and especially at this time of year we truly want to offer a sincere THANK YOU to all who have ever made the journey. We are truly grateful you chose to spend time with us. We hope as you spend time this holiday weekend reflecting on the things you are grateful for, that your journey to Idaho might pop into your mind as one of those things. We know we feel very blessed to do the job we do, in the country we love and especially with the people who have crossed our paths! Happy Thanksgiving to your family from ours!!! Happy Thanksgiving Happy Thanksgiving from the gang here at Wild Idaho Outfitters. With the storm moving across the west this day we do hope you find yourselves snuggled up next to a warm fire, hot cup of coffee or cocoa nearby, and are able to take a few quiet moments to reflect on all the blessings we individually and collectively share as Americans. I for one am grateful for this country. As we read about refugees trying to escape their country and illegal immigration a hot topic with all political parties, it must say that we are doing something right. I realize that this country is far from perfect, but it is about as good as it gets. I am grateful for a warm house this day as the temperature currently sits at 6 degrees and I am especially grateful for all the people in my life. People who show up as clients and leave as friends. What a great business we have being able to share long periods of time getting to know people from all walks of life and from all areas of this great country we live in. We all hope your day is filled with great food, great friends and the creation of great memories! Happy Thanksgiving! Are You Going Hunting this Year? By now most of you should have gotten that “lump of coal” we call the draw results for our western big game hunting adventures. That hope of drawing for that “special” tag we seem to continually wait for. If your results looked like mine and read “unsuccessful” for all species applied, don’t lose hope. I know I have said it a lot and am saying it again…Idaho is the best kept secret in the hunting world today. There are still over the counter tags available, large tracts of wilderness landscape allowing for complete solitude away from the crowds, liberal and lengthy seasons and to the best of my knowledge, one of the only states around where you can hunt a “combo” hunt. You can hunt elk, deer, bear and even wolf and lion all at the same time so you can really stretch that hunting dollar. Trophies you ask? Idaho has been producing big bucks, bulls and boars for years and will always continue to do so. They may require a long horseback ride or a backcountry flight to find, but they are there and each year some real trophies are harvested in this great state! So if you are tired of thinking “unsuccessful” is actually a hunting season, why don’t you slip on over to Idaho and let’s go hunting! Happy Thanksgiving from Idaho! I hope if you are reading this on Thanksgiving Day, you are enjoying some quiet time with family, have a full belly of Thanksgiving turkey and are just taking a few minutes to sit back and reflect on all that is wonderful in your life. If you are reading it after Thanksgiving, I hope your day was full of fun. This Thanksgiving I find myself very thankful for all those people, both hunters and non-hunters, who cross my path either by actually booking hunts with us and joining us in Idaho for an adventure or simply making an inquiry about an adventure in Idaho. My favorite part of my job is quite simply people! People can bring us the most joy in our lives as well as some of our greatest frustrations so thankfully God has blessed me with enough of the good people to far outweigh any perceived negatives in my life. I sincerely hope He has done the same for you. From all of us here at Wild Idaho Outfitters, Inc, we genuinely wish you and yours a very happy and fulfilled Thanksgiving weekend and if you know of a season still open, we hope you take advantage of the long weekend and head into the hills for some late season hunting…and remember to take a kid hunting! Comment (0) Comments are closed.