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Idaho Wilderness hunt during Rut

Just found the site today as a friend pointed me in your direction. Great lookin site with a lot of valuble info. Duck hunting is my passion, but I love hunting big game as well.

Myself and a couple of friends are looking for an elk hunt in 2009. We have always wanted to do a horse pack trip for bugling elk. Hunting a bugling elk has ALWAYS been on my list of things to do......and since I'm not going out anytime soon to buy a pack of horses and mules, an outfitter is the way we are gonna go.

Right now we are looking at Unit 27, 26, 20A and 17. My main thing is Elk, but the combo hunting is great with mule deer and bear in the area, and the possiblity is there. I have heard that Unit 27 had fires in 2000, 04' and again this past year in 07'. The fires should make for good hunting, but has that many fires put a hurtin on the population along with the bad winter last year.

We are tryin to narrow our search down so we can get started with an outfitter ASAP. Does anyone have any info for outfitters in that area or just general info for those particular units. Thanks!!!

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Location: gulfport MS
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Idaho Wilderness hunt during Rut

H20 dog i hunt unit 27, last yr hunted A tag this year B tag. Me and my brother got two nice mulies, and one cow. saw three bulls but could not get a shot. Wild idaho outfitters, is a great outfitter that will specialize in drop camps, however as you pointed out from showerbath to sheldon peak and beyond has been wiped out! it looks like an alien planet! And this is wild idahos area. we are now hunting the other side, loon creek, mayfeild peak,trail creek. You very well could shoot a bear, i missed! and thier are alot of bear i would recomend buying the reduced bear tag and cougar that gives you bull,buck,bruin,and tom. Dont get to excited about the tom though never seen out there. word to the wise you can buy the permits first come first served and they usually sell out in two to three weeks.

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Idaho Wilderness hunt during Rut

We'll make sure to get the tags as soon as they go one sale. Thanks for the heads up. I had heard the fires had done alot of damage. I know it makes for good habitat in a couple years, but one outfitter I talked with is now only taking 2 hunters instead of 4 hunters the into the wilderness area due to lack of quality animals. Not a good thing to hear.

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Idaho Wilderness hunt during Rut

check out mile high outfitters. they are in unit 26. travis runs a first class operation.

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Location: gulfport MS
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Idaho Wilderness hunt during Rut

Buddy told me the b tag for 27 sold out today, and about 100 tags for the a hunt this should give you an idea for 2009 as to when the tags need to be purchased.

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Idaho Wilderness hunt during Rut

Tim....appreciate the help. I will give Travis a call in the next few days. Thanks
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