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BEAR   •   COUGAR   •  WHITETAIL  •  ELK   •  TURKEY  •   BOBCAT   •   COUGAR/BOBCAT COMBO   •   WOLF KILL FEE

$1000 Non-Refundable Deposit Required to Book a Hunt

*There is a 6% Idaho Sales Tax on all hunts

BEAR HUNTS

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SPRING AND FALL BEAR HUNTS

Spring Hunts (April 15-May 31)

Fall Hunts (September 15 – October 9)

In our area, there are overloads of fruit trees which are one the main food sources for bears. Bears will travel for miles to reach these mountainous areas to fatten up for winter.

Our success rate for catching bear is between 90-95%.

 

Running hounds after a bear is one of the most exciting hunts you can experience. When you come on a dog hunt, you can expect to run early mornings and get back early afternoon, sometimes earlier due to hot weather, or hard rain. While hunting black bears with Back 30 Outfitters you will be surprised with the large number of color-phased bears. Colors from black, cinnamon, red, chocolate, and blonde.

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Guaranteed Cougar Hunts

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COUGAR HUNTS

Winter Hunts (Dec-mid Feb)

Mountain lions are very majestic and powerful animals, being able to see them up close is something you'll never forget. We travel in side by sides, snowmobiles, trucks and on our feet during the hunt. Idaho has a very high population of mountain lions, and Back 30 Outfitters operating area is located in the middle of the Bitterroot Mountains, surrounding the Dworshak Dam. We run the dogs during the winter months for best results of harvesting a cat.

Joey owns and hunts his own hounds, with the  help of another hound hunter. With snow being on the ground, it helps us find tracks of a mountain lion. Once a fresh track is spotted, your guide will let a few dogs out, and the race is on! With snow conditions being favorable, your success in treeing a cat are high. This area has been known to harvest many large cats, some go Boone and Crockett each year, due to living near the 53 mile long reservoir where it holds a large wintering area for deer, elk, moose, and other game.

 

All LODGING AND MEALS INCLUDED WITH HUNT

 We only take a select few cougar hunters each year, our success runs from 95-100%, if you don’t get a shot at a cougar, our GUARANTEE to you is bringing you back for another booked hunt for 50% off. 

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BOBCAT HUNTS

BOBCAT

Winter Hunts (December 14 – February 16)

 

Come and hunt bobcats for 5 days with us!

Bobcats have incredible markings that make them unique. They are very secretive and incredible animals. Where the season runs much shorter than the mountain lion season. To hunt bobcats in Idaho, all you have to have is a valid hunting license, no tag required. Once you kill a bobcat you have to present the pelt to a regional Fish and Game office.

 

We offer a fully guided bobcat hunt with the hounds. This is a favorable hunt for houndsmen, as they give a good race. These wild cats are incredibly beautiful and smart. They are similar to hunting cougar, once your guide finds a track, they let the dogs trail until treed.

All LODGING AND MEALS INCLUDED WITH HUNT

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COUGAR/BOBCAT COMBO

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This is a chance to hunt a cougar and one bobcat in the same week! This hunt gives you two extra days to harvest! Buying a cougar/bobcat combo is $2,000 savings! Refer to each one for more details about hunt, and when hunts take place.

All LODGING AND MEALS INCLUDED WITH HUNT

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Whitetail Rut Hunts

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Whitetail Rut Hunts

We take between 6-8 deer hunters per year in our licensed area. You can expect to see 130’s-150’s and up to 180s or better. Depending on the deer activity you will be in stands, ground blinds, or spot and stalk.

 

We run most our hunts in the month of November during the rut. Their is an option to combine an deer and elk as a combo that takes place in October as well.

 

It’s best to book soon as possible so we can get a tag for you, or we will be looking at the following year to book your hunt.

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Elk Hunts

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Elk Hunts

Our Elk season runs October thru November, for most of the hunts you will be in our beautiful newly built accommodations, and possibly a few days in wall tent depending on elk activity.

 

We only take 3 archery hunters and max of 6 rifle hunters each year. We have options to fit everyone’s budget; fully guided service, semi guided or option of a drop camp. For the most part September we run archery hunters and run rifle hunters in October.

 

We use our allocated tags, so if you missed out on getting your tag in December, get a hold of us and see if we have tags for you, if not we can look at booking the following year.

 

You can expect to hunt average of 240’s to 250’s up to 320’s.

 

Wall Tent Camp/or Outbuilding

*Semi Guided - Everything in a Basic Camp Provided; 1 cook, 1 packer/guide

(you are your own guide) (min of 3)

 

*Drop Camp - camp, location, supplies

(you are your own guide) (min of 3)

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Turkey Hunts

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Turkey Hunts

We have some of the best turkey hunting a person could ask for. We have heavily populated areas with two kinds of species; Majority of Merriam’s but pockets of Eastern Turkeys as well. Fish and game released Easterns all around the Dworshak Resivour which is our licensed area.

 

Turkey hunts are held out of our newly built accommodations, we offer 3 or 5 day hunts. Our general season starts April 15th and goes to May 25th. After May you can buy your second tag. Our county and surrounding counties are pulling some of the best records in the state!

 

Can also be in a combo with a bear if booked early enough.

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Wolf Killed in 10A by Joey Dotson July 16th, 2021

ADD A WOLF TO YOUR TROPHY ROOM!

 

Unfortunately wolves were reintroduced here in Idaho in 1995 through the ESA. The wolf population has gotten out of hand, and is destroying wildlife. Whenever we are in the woods, if a wolf is spotted, a shot is being fired either by us or you if you have a tag present.

 

We aren't currently guiding wolf hunts, but charge a $1000 kill

fee. Wolfs are very smart, and usually hard to see while hunting, but since they are reproducing quickly, and for so long nothing has been done about them we are seeing them more than ever while hunting other animals.

 

If you sign up to be a member of the Foundation for Wildlife Management (F4WM) they are currently reimbursing you for killing wolves in Idaho for upto $1000, and killer gets to keep the

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