Idaho Fish & Game has created opportunity for youth age 10-17 to enjoy Junior Mentored Hunts at greatly reduced prices for License & Tags. They have also provided a way that any first-time hunter, age 8 and older, to try hunting for one year with an adult mentor without first having to complete a hunter education course with a Hunting Passport. Ridgerunner Outfitters offers drastically reduced rates for Junior Mentored Bear and Deer Hunts while hunting with an Adult at regular price.
This guided hunt is for the self-sufficient who want to experience the adventure of a Black Bear Hunt with limited outfitter support at a minimal price. We guide you into active bait stations providing Bait Service & Game Retrieval. A radio is issued to contact us to report well-being and any game down. Packing out of game included.
You provide your own camp equipment, gear, supplies, food, and cooking. You may camp at our Base Camp or choose a public campsite nearby. Hunt on your own with whatever suggestions we can offer prior to leaving Base Camp, during setup, and over the radio. Check out our "EconoHunt"
Most of our guided hunts are 2 hunters to 1 guide. These hunts are conducted in the back country accessible only on horseback or directly from our Base Camp facility. Camps are complete with straight wall tents, a full time cook to prepare meals daily, and support personnel to see that your game is packed out to a processing plant if need be. We strive to keep our camps clean, comfortable and as modern as possible. Private Hunt Upgrade (1 hunter per guide) available upon request.
Similar to our Drop Camps with 4 hunters to 1 guide and 3 horses. The best of both services at an affordable price. Basically, a guided hunt 50% of the time. Your guide directs 2 hunters (on foot) to nearby features and areas where game is most likely. He then guides the other 2 hunters on horseback extending your hunting area and improving your chances for success. There is no cook provided - the guide takes care of the horses and you provide food and cook for your guide.
We furnish tents, stoves, lanterns, gas, camp tools, cooking utensils, cots, pads, and wood. We will meet you at our Base Camp and pack you, your food, and gear to a good tent camp in the best of hunting areas.
We like to stay in touch with our back country camps by FRS/GMRS radios (when possible), and the packer will visit your camp every few days or as needed to pack your meat and gear out. A horse will be furnished for you to ride into camp and back out again.
This self-guided hunt is for the self-sufficient who want to experience the adventure of a back country hunt with limited outfitter support at a minimal price. We provide Pack Trip services in and out of prime back country habitat. A radio is issued to contact us daily to report well-being and any game down. Packing out of 1 trophy per hunter included and service available for additional game.
You provide your own camp equipment, gear, supplies, food, and cooking. Hunt on your own with whatever suggestions we can offer with use of a map prior to leaving Base Camp, pointing out hunt areas or features enroute, and over the radio.
Controlled hunts** are 1 hunter to 1 guide for Mountain Goat and Shiras Moose. These hunts are conducted in the back country accessible only on horseback using spike camps. Meals are provided and prepared by your guide in these highly mobile camps. Be ready to tread in rugged terrain where the horses can't take you to experience the opportunity of a lifetime. More Information
Non-hunters are welcome at low daily rates. Booking early reserves your choice of scheduled dates. Check out our Price List or get more information by species using the tab links at the top of this page.
You must furnish your own sleeping bag, duffel bags, hunt license and tags*, and weapon. It's good to also bring a saddle scabbard, flashlight, rain gear, and game bags along with your personal gear. Meat processing, taxidermy and motels before and after hunts are at your expense. Click this link for a Suggested Equipment List.
* Most License, Tags, & Permits are available and should be purchased through your Outfitter.
** Controlled hunt tags for Mountain Goat & Shiras Moose are by application in April through Idaho Fish and Game.