Idaho Elk Deer and Wolf Hunt - Self Guided on Very Productive Ranch
Two rifle elk hunts available this fall (2013) on private grounds set aside for hunting only. About a square mile of huntable land with tent or cabin accomodations provided. The land is private land on an Indian reservation in northern Idaho an hours drive from Spokane Washington or 45 minutes from Coeur d'Alene Idaho. Flight to Spokane are on a regular basis. The property is around 4,000 to 4,900 feet above sea level with temperatures during the hunting season running about freezing or 32 degrees F at night to the 60-70's during the day.
Camp is primative but drinking water is available on lower 80 acres at well. Cover includes dark timber, mixed hardwood and evergreen cover and bottoms with creek. Rifles, 4x4, trailer and ATV available for rent. a walk in cooler to hang meet and processing facilities available nearby.
Moose are abundant but tags are gone for this year. Over the counter elk tags are available after purchasing non-resident hunting licence for $154.75 USD. Non-resident anterlered elk and deer cost $416.75 and 301.75 respectively. Bear and wolf tags are available and do frequent the property. Non-resident bear tags cost $186.00 and the wolf tags are $31.75. Grizzlys are known to frequent the mountain on the property in the heavy timber so if you are bear hunting make sure you can tell the difference as they are protected from hunting. Turkeys and ruffed grouse abound on the property with turkey tags available for another $80.00. There is also an opportunity to apply for any left over cow elk or doe deer tags after August 5th through 15th. This will be for area 5-1 and 5-2 (see the Idaho Fish and Game website).
The panhandle of Idaho has one of the largest elk herds in the states due to selective cutting of timber by the paper companies. This cutting of thick timber enables forage to develop that is not in the timber and with the seasonal rains, the succession vegetation grows very quick. the is a swath of such cutting area on a mountain part of the property where 3 elk were taken in the opening minutes of the season two years ago. While trophy racks are seen for elk, most of the mature bulls will be will average 5 points (each side). The deer, however, sport large racks because they are rarely hunted and the forage is excellent.
Game tags are available 20 miles away in the small town of St. Maries where a well equipped sportshop is located with everything that you might forget to bring. These can also be purchased by credit card at the Idaho Fish and Game site with a credit card. Idaho Fish and Game - Home Page Two supermarkets are also there in St. Maries for food and other supplies as are several hotels for the city folks.
There has been high success on elk and deer in past years. The property hasn't been hunted last year as owner was in Tanzania. The basic accomodation is a very large wall tent with wood burning stove that can sleep 6 comfortably and the hunting cabin holds 6 but is more comfortable with 4. Both come equipped with cots tables, chairs, water supplies, cooking stove and kitchenware. You will be expected to provide your own food, sleeping bags and hunting attire.
The camp will be limited to a single group of hunters per hunt to ensure a quality experience. The total cost for the hunt, including a $1000 refundable damage deposit is $12,500 plus your licenses for the tent camp or $15,000 for the cabin hunt. This is for the entire group up to six people (includes non-hunters). If your group of 6 or less would like both the cabin and tent (separate areas), the combination is available fo $20,000 hunt. The first season or hunt runs from Oct 10th through 22nd and the second season or separate hunt runs from Oct 25th to 29th when there is a better chance for snow on the ground and elk yarding up. While in actuality the first elk tag (A) lasts until the 24th, we believe in letting the property settle down a couple of days prior to the second hunt or elk tag (B). Deer season will run concurrently with both seasons but you may only hunt during the prescribed elk hunt on this property to be fair to the second party.
There are ground blinds, tree or elevated stands on the property in some of the better hunting locations. The owner or ranch hand will greet you and show you around the property when you arrive. There is a location on and off the property to sight in your guns. You can rent either scoped or non-scope rifles for $50 per day. This includes two boxes of ammo but you can get more in town. The 4x4 and trailer rents for $100/day with a negotiable damage deposit or proff of insurance. The ATV rents for $75 per day but you are encouraged only to use it to haul game to ensure a quality hunt for all.
A non-refundable deposit of 50% must be made to reserve either the A hunt or B hunt. Remember this is a self-guided hunt otherwise you would be paying 5 times this amount.
There are many other details that will be provided when you make an inquiry including pictures and maps. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy a quality hunt in country where you don't need to be in top physical condition to see and hopefully shoot quality game. Please call and leave a message at +1 208 582 0841 (PST) for Sean. :elch: