Outfitter # 045

Southwestern Idaho Trophy Elk Hunts



This outfitter is located in southwest Idaho in game management unit 40. This unit has long been known as one of Idaho’s top trophy elk units being the most sought after elk tag in Idaho. This outfitter has successfully guided hundreds of hunters in 6 states for every species of big game in the Lower 48 states. He has guided for some of the most well-known outfitters in the business, and finally found the perfect to go out on his own.

There are both archery and rifle tags available for this highly sought after elk unit. Before season, they will fly the unit and see where the elk herds are hanging out. Then come opening day of your hunt, whether rifle or bow, they will do their best to put trophy bull elk in your lap. This season is in the peak of the rut. You will hear bugles and see many elk. There is a reason that this is the most desired elk tag in the entire state of Idaho!

ARCHERY: They have recently started giving out 10 archery tags for the early hunt. 

RIFLE:. All clients have had an opportunity or have harvested bulls ranging from 340" up to 375"+. The outfitter feels comfortable that they can consitstently get clients onto bulls in the 340" range and up. 


Archery / 7 Days / 1 on1 Guide / $6,500 + License and Tag(s) + 6% Idaho State Sales Tax

Rifle (Draw Tag) / 7 Days / 1 on1 Guide / $7,500 + License and Tag(s) + 6% Idaho State Sales Tax


September - October


Camp consists of wall tents with wooden floors and mattresses. The wall tents are 10’ x 12’ and or 16’ x 18’ for clients. The cooking facilities consist of a 40’ x 20’ wall tent completely set up for a nice comfortable setting. Power is run to everything and a Porta Potty is on site for all camps. 

Camp is set up with Twin Mattresses and Box Springs as beds. There is a Queen Mattress also. Each tent also has carpet on the floors the walls are 4 Feet Tall. They are also equipped with wood stoves and propane heaters for backup. Very clean camps.

Lodging, Meals, In-Field Transportation, Infield Trophy Care, Wall Tent, Accommodations, Guide, and Beverages
Shipping of Meat/Trophy, Meat Processing, Airfare, Gratuities, Taxidermy, Personal Items, and Taxes

Shipping of Meat/Trophy, Meat Processing, Airfare, Gratuities, License, Taxidermy, and Personal Items

  • Idaho State Sales Tax of 6%
  • Tags and Licenses (on some hunts)
  • Personal clothing and toiletries
  • Sleeping bag and pillow
  • Gun or Bow with ammo
  • Typical hunting gear (i.e. backpack, binoculars, etc.)

Walter’s Ferry is the closest location where HWY 78 and HWY 45 cross. This is the closest location for food, drinks, and gas.  Clients will most likely go there a couple of times during the hunt to refuel, etc.

There is a hotel 1 hour from camp, but it would be inconvenient for clients to stay there unless you take your own vehicle and meet each day at a meeting place.

Approximate License & Tag(s) Cost

License: $154.75


  • Black Bear: $186.00
  • Deer: $301.75
  • Valid to take a black bear or mountain lion, if a season is open for that species, instead of a deer where and when the deer tag is valid, and there is an open deer season in that same unit.
  • Elk: $416.75
  • Mountain Lion: $186.00
Physical Requirement Level

Level 3 - These hunts are a true wilderness experience and are usually conducted on horseback, while hunting species such as elk, moose, bear; also, some mountain lion and African Cape buffalo. Difficult to extreme hiking and backpacking can be involved.

Additional Information
Approach: Spot and Stalk.
Equipment: Automobile,ATV/UTV,Horseback.