At HCO we hunt both whitetail deer and mule deer with archery, rifle and muzzleloader equipment. During archery season, we encourage our elk hunters to add on (combo) deer to complete their hunt. In Idaho, a deer tag may also be used to tag a bear, wolf or mountain lion. The whitetail habitat is largely in the bottoms, and almost entirely on private land which gives our hunters excellent opportunity at mature bucks in a unique habitat. Mule deer also occasionally wonder into the bottoms; however, most of the mature bucks are found in the mountains at varying elevations and locations throughout the year. HCO offers a late season muzzleloader hunt with excellent opportunity at a large mule deer bucks. HCO guides have extensive knowledge of the seasonally driven deer travel routes and look forward to chasing that dream buck with you.
Rates and Dates
Days shown indicate hunting days in the field. Hunting days can be affected by up to a half day (typically in addition to the dates shown) depending on camp location and other factors. HCO asks hunters to arrive and depart at the day and time indicated on the booking contract. HCO will typically limit it to two (2) hunters per camp with a maximum of four (4). HCO has a 3D archery range and rifle range for hunters to dial in their weapon on the afternoon prior to the first day of the hunt. All HCO hunts include lodging, transportation, guides, stock, tack, food and gear for rent during their respective hunts. Taxidermy and processing are not included. HCO can ship meat 2 or 3 day UPS following the season for the cost of shipping plus a holding fee for the processor. We can also deliver trophies to a taxidermist for a small gas surcharge at which point payments and shipping would be negotiated with the taxidermist directly. If you are driving, please bring coolers for meat. Accommodations outside of the hunting days can be set up at The Watermark Inn in Challis, Idaho. Add-ons can be affected by seasonality and location. Please contact us to discuss add-ons. Dates and prices are subject to change.
|Lemhi Zone Whitetail||Archery||Private Land Base Camp, The Watermark Inn||8/30-9/30||N/A – Add onto archery elk $2,000||Wolf, Bear, Lion|
|Lemhi Zone Whitetail||Any Weapon||Private Land Base Camp, The Watermark Inn||10/10-10/31 (4 hunt days)||$4,500||Wolf, Bear, Lion|
|Lemhi Zone Whitetail||Short Range||The Watermark Inn||11/10-12/9 (4 hunt days)||$4,000||Wolf, Lion|
|Lemhi Zone Mule Deer||Any Weapon||Rover, Backcountry Camp, Private Land Base Camp||10/10-10/13, 10/16-10/19, 10/21-10/24 (4 hunt days)||$5,500 / $4,500||Wolf, Bear, Lion|
|Lemhi Zone Mule Deer||Muzzleloader||Private Land Base Camp, The Watermark Inn||11/25-12/9 (7 days therein, 5 hunt days)||$4,950||Wolf|
|Salmon Zone Mule Deer||Any Weapon||Backcountry Camp, Backcountry Base Camp||10/10-10/13, (4 hunt days)||$5,500 / $4,500||Elk, Bear, Wolf, Lion|