All of our pack in elk hunts are eight days long (6 full hunt days) and include food, guiding, trophy handling, meat packing and camping facilities.  Camp consists of cook tent, guest tent, guide tent, and out house.  Hunters rest on quality cots and pads with a wood stove to warm by.  Our accommodations are the best for a wilderness setting.  These are remote hunts so there isn't anything fancy but we offer delicious hot meals and a warm comfortable camp.  Clients are guided daily off of our seasoned saddle horses and mules.

This is a  traditional horseback rifle elk hunt conducted in Hells Canyon in IDFG unit 18. Our clients get the opportunity to use our outfitter allocated tags in this world renowned controlled hunt.  The hunts are eight days and are conducted out  of our wall tent camps and spike camps. We run quality hunts not quantity.  Each of our guests gets a true hunting experience without large camps or over hunted elk herds.  HCO specializes in harvesting herd bulls.  This in not a meat hunt, it is a hunt for the serious elk hunter ready to elk hunt aggressively for large bulls in some of North Americas toughest terrain.  Hunters are encouraged to make preseason physical fitness and marksmanship a priority.  We hunt hard and are willing to go the extra miles so being prepared will only enhance your experience on this legendary hunt. 
Hells Canyon Trophy Elk/Bear (8 days) 
Rifle (outfitter allocated tag)
One on one guided $12,500
Two on one guided $11,000
HCO also offers the same camps and guiding services for hunters lucky enough to draw one of the 40 revered archery tags in unit 18.  We will help you with the paper work to apply for this outstanding hunt. The services and facilities are the same as our traditional rifle hunt.  Hunters can expect the best a remote free range elk hunt has to offer. These hunts are also eight days so be ready for an archery hunt of a lifetime ​
Archery (draw only)
​One on one $7,500

Trophy Elk Hunts
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Hells Canyon (Rifle)
Salmon River Canyon Elk/Mule deer Combo (Rifle or Archery)
This Elk/ Mule Deer combination hunt in the Salmon River Canyon is a great hunt to consider. With our guaranteed outfitter allocated tags and knowledge of the area we have the ability to put you on the game. This is a traditional western backcountry hunt with wall tents, horses and mules. The elk herds are healthy and our success rates on bulls & bucks has been high. The Elk hunting is great and the Mule deer on this hunt are not just an add on; The genetics are here and there have been several bucks in the 170"-200" range taken in this unit in the past. Bear and wolf are included in this hunt as well. 
Salmon River Canyon Rifle hunt: Elk/Mule Deer/Bear/wolf (8 days) 
(Outfitter allocated tags)
One on one guided $8,500
Two on one guided $7,000
Salmon River Canyon Archery hunt: Elk/Bear/wolf (8 days) 
(Outfitter allocated tags)
One on One guided $6,800

Mountain View Ranch  (Rifle or Archery)
At Mountain View Ranch the elk hunting is phenomenal and  is hunted exclusively by HCO. We manage the ranch specifically for hunting and offer an extremely limited number of elk hunts every year. We hunt using a combination of hiking, atv's and 4x4 vehicles. The terrain is rugged but accessible by old logging roads. Success rates are high and most bulls taken on the ranch have ranged from 5×5’s to bulls in the 300-320 class. However, we have taken bulls as big as 370" in the past and most every year monster bulls are seen on the ranch. These hunts are very limited and go fast so call now to schedule your hunt.  
(Private Land outfitter allocated tag)
Two on one guided $7,500
One on One guided $7,500
5 days
Combination Elk/Mule deer hunt 
One on One guided $12,000
​5 days

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Hells Canyon (Archery)
Gospel Wilderness Archery hunt   New!!
HCO has recently acquired a new hunting area in the Gospel Hump Wilderness. This new hunting area is in IDFG unit 15. This is a remote wilderness area that has not been hunted by an outfitter for many years. We have worked with the forest service to reopen this area and we now have the opportunity to have outfitter allocated camps established in this unit. We are looking forward to getting into this isolated wilderness area that has a deep rooted history of producing big bulls.  
Gospel Hump Wilderness Archery hunt: Elk/Bear (8 days) 
One on One guided $6,800