Idaho Elk Hunting

Bugling season, also known as the rut, starts in the early fall and is prime time for elk hunting. There is no better place to experience this exciting time of year and your next big game hunt than in Idaho.

The Idaho elk hunting season runs typically from August through November, and when you arrive here you’ll discover an elk hunting environment that many big game hunters consider to be one of the best in the country. The landscape is stunning and herds are plentiful. In our part of the state, which is North Central Idaho, elk hunters harvest some of the finest specimen of trophy bull elk – not only in the Idaho, but in the entire U.S.

Elk hunting Idaho back country is exhilarating and an adrenaline rush but it also requires patience and some stamina. Whether you are a bow hunter or using a rifle it’s a thrill to track your elk through the often rugged terrain and wait for just the right moment to take that perfect shot.

Elk are known to cover a lot of ground in a short period of time. For this reason, accuracy can be critical. With proper calling techniques you can lure the bull elk towards you but, as with many things in life, patience is a virtue. Make sure you have the right rifle, one that’s comfortable, not too heavy, accurate and with enough stopping power to take down a 900 pound animal with one shot.

For the novice or even seasoned hunter, one of the best ways to ensure a safe and successful Idaho elk hunting trip is to enlist the services of an experienced elk hunting guide who is familiar with territory and local fish & game regulations. We are one of the top elk hunting outfitters in the North Central region and have all the resources and accommodations you’ll need to make for a rewarding elk hunting experience.

C4 Ranch and Lodge provides a complete package for your next elk hunting Idaho adventure, and comfortable accommodations in a stunning natural setting. Click on the link to learn more about our guided elk hunts.

What to Expect

Included in the cost of the hunt is all lodging, meals, transportation including to and from the Lewiston or Grangeville airports, guide fees and trophy care. All hunts vary depending on experience, age and physical conditioning.

Hunting Gear List “What to Bring” (Click link to print)


Please note: Licenses, tags, taxes and tips are not included in the quoted prices.


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