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Winter Elk Hunts at Silver Spur Lodge

Winter Elk Hunts at Silver Spur Lodge

Elk hunting in Idaho

Elk hunting is a popular sport with hunters for a number of reasons. The quality of elk meat is a top reason, but the challenge of the hunt is another. However, it is important to follow specific regulations for hunting elk in the state where you are hunting. Failure to do so could result in large fines, loss of equipment and even imprisonment.

Idaho is a great state to choose for elk hunting. Some regulations in Idaho to hunt elk include having a valid hunting license and a special tag. There are specific date ranges for elk hunting, as well. The revenue from the purchase of hunting licenses and elk tags helps fund Idaho’s elk population management and conservation programs.

The Idaho backcountry is a place worth protecting and keeping for a variety of reasons, one of them being its prime hunting options. When you visit Idaho you will be able to enjoy and experience a rugged landscape as well as a world-class outdoor experience that is the same as it was when your grandparents and great grandparents enjoyed it in their day.

 

Be prepared for your elk hunt

Elk hunting is a sport that calls for preparation and planning. It requires stamina, so you need to make sure you are in good physical shape prior to the hunt. It’s also a time for camaraderie and a chance to be in the great outdoors.

Elk hunting an extremely physical activity and is mentally challenging, as well.  Expect to be up very early in the wee hours to start the day. Hiking, spotting, calling and checking the wind constantly throughout the day is common. Covering as much as twelve miles per day on rough terrain is also standard. The prize is worth it when you have the opportunity to get a shot at one of those elusive and majestic animals!

 

Options for your Elk Hunt at Silver Spur Lodge

Silver Spur Lodge in Dixie, Idaho offers several options for your elk hunting trip:

  1. Guided Backcountry Camp Hunts. These hunts are 9 days long.  They can be accessed by horseback only.  Although located in the remote wilderness on our property, our camps are in contact with lodge by radio and will call in the packer when your game is down.We offer these hunts as 2×1 (2 hunters and 1 guide) and 1×1 hunts (1 hunter and 1 guide)
  2. Deluxe Drop Camps. These use the same camps as the guided hunts; however, there are no guides included.  3 tents can sleep from 2 to 8 hunters, all from the same group.  There is a fully equipped kitchen tent, but hunters will need to furnish the food.
  3. Guided Lodge Hunts. Hunters stay in our log lodge with all the comforts of home. These hunts are by 4×4, ATV, horseback and foot. You will start the day with a hot breakfast and return to the lodge each evening to a home cooked meal.

 

Silver Spur Outfitters &Lodge has everything you need for a successful elk hunt.

Silver Spur Lodge offers several packages for elk hunts, as well as bear hunts, big horn sheep hunts, moose and deer hunts, and even mountain lion hunting!

For additional information, prices and to reserve your accommodations for the hunt,visit our website, call Rick & Deb at (208) 842-2417 or drop us an email at huntingidaho@silverspurlodge.com.

Elk Hunting at Silver Spur Lodge

Elk Hunting at Silver Spur Lodge

Elk hunting is a sport that calls for preparation and planning. It’s a physical sport, so make sure you are in shape prior to the hunt. It’s also a time for camaraderie and a chance to be in the great outdoors. But if you haven’t been on an elk hunt before, there are some tips… Continue Reading

Fall Bear Hunting Is Different than In Spring

Fall Bear Hunting Is Different than In Spring

We’re in the middle of the summer, which is a great time to prepare for bear hunting at Silver Spur Lodge in the Fall Season. However, if you’ve done bear hunts in the spring, you’ll want to be aware that fall hunting is a bit different. You can bait bears in the fall, but it’s… Continue Reading

Visiting Idaho? Hike Blowout and Churchill Mountain

Visiting Idaho? Hike Blowout and Churchill Mountain

Everyone knows that the hiking mountain peaks in any state can be extremely tough, but they’re always worth it in the end. If you’ve ever thought about visiting the state of Idaho, you should. Idaho has so much to offer when it comes to exploring the outdoors. From high peaks to lakes and from sand… Continue Reading

5 Interesting Facts About Idaho

5 Interesting Facts About Idaho

To many around the United States, Idaho seems like a distant relative that you may not know much about. The reality is Idaho is one of the most beautiful states in all of the country. With mountains, lakes, rivers, sand dunes, and much more, Idaho has something for everybody. Idaho Has the Country’s Tallest Sand… Continue Reading

Beginner’s Guide to Field Judging Bighorn Sheep

Beginner’s Guide to Field Judging Bighorn Sheep

If you’re a wild sheep hunter, your goal should always be to kill a mature ram. These older males, who are at the end of their reproductive years, are most susceptible to winter weather and predators, so it makes sense from a conservation standpoint to focus on them. It’s also a legal issue, since many… Continue Reading

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