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Idaho Record Book Mountain Lion

Here is one for the record books! Congratulations to Marty who took this book mountain lion with us in the winter of 2016/2017. We currently have him taped at 15 1/8, good enough for the all time and Idaho book.

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More Rifle Elk Hunting Success in Idaho

  Here is some more elk hunting success in the mountains of Idaho. 2017 was a strong year for elk hunting .  Both hunters and guides did an excellent of connecting with good bulls and taking advantage of opportunities when they presented themselves. We are already looking forward to next fall’s elk hunts and this

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Appreciating The Full Hunting Experience

Another great bear season has come and gone and I’m reminded of all the good aspects in the sport of hunting. It’s not only the thrill of the hunt that endears us to the sport, but also the comradery with our friends and basic appreciation of the outdoors that holds hunting so near and dear

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The Bear Essentials

Dear Bwana, It’s bear season!  Can you give me any tips that might help me bag a bruin this spring? Thanks, Earl     Dear Earl, I am one of those fellows who genuinely enjoy the spring bear hunt, whether it be in Alaska or here in the good old Clearwater mountains.  For me, it’s not just

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Black Bear Shot Placement

Black bear shot placement is a subject that doesn’t receive enough attention in my opinion.  When it comes to bears, it’s not just as simple as put the crosshair behind the shoulder and pull the trigger. Bears are notoriously tough and will take the lead a considerable distance 9 times out of 10.  For this

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How To Field Judge Trophy Black Bears

With the spring black bear hunt quickly approaching in Idaho, it seems like a good time to briefly discuss field judging techniques.  I’m sure there are a lot of different opinions out there, but my most reliable cues to a bear’s size all revolve around one trait,  large head equals small bear, small head equals

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Idaho’s Spring Bear Hunt Right Around The Corner

Even though the ground is still white outside, we are already busy making preparations for this spring’s bear hunt in Idaho.  With a full slate of bear hunters ready to get out in the woods, we’re sure to drag in some big color phase bears again this spring. A combination of high bear numbers and a

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Incredible Idaho Mountain Lion Season Coming To A Close

As I write this we are in the midst of one of the most epic Idaho mountain lion hunting seasons in recent memory.  With only a few hunters left we are working on a perfect year with several monster toms already taken.   When the smoke clears we will have put several cougars in the

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Color Phase Black Bear Hunting

Spring is right around the corner and you know what that means….. Time to get out into the Idaho backcountry and chase some bears with the hounds! We will be offering a limited number of openings for guided Idaho Bear Hunts this season,  for a good color phase bear with the dogs,  so if you

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New Zealand Red Stag Article

Big Stag for the Little Lady By Larry Hatter As featured in October 2015 edition of Hunting Worldwide Magazine….. Perhaps the most extraordinary aspect of life is that a single, seemingly insignificant, event can change its course in the blink of an eye.  One chance meeting can send you down a path you never dreamed

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Secrets of a Camp Fire

Dusk had crept silently into my midst as I plodded doggedly along the meandering creek bottom. The mountains that stretched dauntingly to the west, an impenetrable fortress of snow, shale and sheer bluffs, had long since claimed the blazing arctic sun for their own.  A failed stalk on a lumbering grizzly, once promising, had in

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