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Challis Idaho Area For Deer?

Newbie first post, thinking about taking my son Mule deer hunting in the Challis area. I have only hunted in Northern Idaho ( Whitetail on our ranch) Wondering if anyone has a suggestion for a good area to hunt. Thanks Domenic

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Challis Idaho Area For Deer?

Southern Idaho has some real good bucks if you get out off the roads.the hells canyon area is also very good up around Riggins and burgdorf

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Challis Idaho Area For Deer?

Thanks, the Riggins area is controlled hunt for mule deer now. We were thinking about Southern Idaho, but I would rather get a general tag at the time of the hunt in case something comes up.

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Challis Idaho Area For Deer?

I have seen several good bucks up there. My wife took a 3x3 up there this year. There is a spot of there that has a sure thing. I usually take my wife up there. She just started hunting so is easy for her.
If you get up that way then go check out the Bed and breakfast North of Challis on the highway as he has a huge collection of mounted heads from mule deer. Big collection and he advertises it with a sign out front.

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Challis

I would look elsewhere if it where me. Between the wolves and the ever growing elk herd, the deer hunting around Challis has gotten pretty poor. It also gets very crowded, which takes away fromthe quality of the hunt.

The B&B mentioned contains about 95% of heads purchased from other hunters. The limited entry hunts in Idaho are all good as are the wilderness hunts.

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