Elk are the most popular big game animal our clients come to us to hunt. The Nez Perce Clearwater National Forest is home to healthy herds of elk, including countless mature bulls. Until you see these magnificent creatures up close, it is hard to describe how large they are.
Guided elk hunts are conducted out of our base camp as well as our backcountry camps. Archery elk hunting is in September and is done by calling them in. Our guides are experts in calling elk, though we have had successful self-guided hunting clients too. Rifle hunting is primarily done in October, and is more of a spot-and-stalk method (glassing hillsides with binoculars and/or spotting scopes, then moving quietly to get in range for an ethical shot). Whichever you choose, our 130 square miles of Idaho mountain wilderness has plenty of elk to pick from.