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. They are remote hunts so there aren't fancy chefs but nourishing hot meals are a staple with good food. Clients are guided daily off of our seasoned saddle stock.
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 ready will only enhance your experience on this legendary hunt.
Hells Canyon Trophy Elk/Bear (8 days)
Rifle (outfitter allocated tag)
One on one guided $11,000
Two on one guided $10,000
HCO also offers the same camp and guiding services for hunters lucky enough to draw one of the 75 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 private remote wild 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 $7,800
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Salmon River Canyon Elk/Mule deer Combo (Rifle or Archery)
This combination hunt is a great hunt to consider. With our guaranteed tags, private land access and knowledge of the area we have the ability to put you on the game. In our Salmon river canyon we hunt a combination of both frontcountry and backcountry. Doing this allows us to be versatile and not only pattern the elk and deer herds, but to cater to every hunters limitations as well. Its your choice, hunt the backcountry with wall tents, saddle and pack stock or the frontcountry with Atvs and horses out of one of our comfortable private lodges. The elk herds are healthy and our success rates on bulls & bucks are high. The Mule deer on this hunt are not just an add on. The genetics have been improving every year in this unit and there have been several bucks in the 180"-200" range taken in this unit in the last few years. Bear and wolf are included in this hunt as well.
Salmon River Canyon Trophy Elk/Mule Deer/Bear (8 days)
(Outfitter allocated tag)
One on one guided $7,800
Two on one guided $6,800
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 near 100% and most bulls taken on the ranch will range from 5×5’s to bulls in the 300-320 class. However, we have taken bulls as big as 370" in the past and 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 $7,000
One on One guided $8,000