Mile High Outfitters

PO Box 1189 – Challis, Idaho 83226 – 208-879-4500
milehigh@custertel.net - www.huntidahoelk.com
2019 Rates & Dates

WILDERNESS COMBO RIFLE HUNTS

ELK · DEER · BEAR · COUGAR · WOLF
SEPT. 13-21 · SEPT. 22-29 · SEPT. 30-OCT. 7 · OCT. 7-14 · OCT. 14-21 OCT. 24-31 · NOV. 1- 7 · NOV. 7-13 · NOV. 13-19

1 on 1 hunt = $7,100 per person (plus tax)
2 on 1 hunt = $5,900 per person (plus tax)

FRONT RANGE HUNTS

ELK · DEER · BEAR · COUGAR · WOLF

ARCHERY HUNTS

AUG. 30-SEPT. 30 (Call to schedule your hunt dates)

1 on 1 hunt = $5,700 per person (plus tax)
2 on 1 hunt = $4,900 per person (plus tax)

RIFLE HUNTS

OCT. 9-14 (deer only)

1 on 1 hunt = $4,700 per person (plus tax)
2 on 1 hunt = $3,600 per person (plus tax)

OCT. 14-21 · OCT. 21-28 (Deer season closes on October 24th.)

1 on 1 hunt = $7,100 per person (plus tax)
2 on 1 hunt = $5,900 per person (plus tax)

OCT. 28-NOV. 4 (elk only)

1 on 1 hunt = $5,900 per person (plus tax)
2 on 1 hunt = $4,900 per person (plus tax)

DROP CAMPS → OCT. 9-14 (deer only) · OCT 14-21 · OCT 21-28 · OCT. 28-NOV.4 (elk only)
$2,300 per person for 2-3 people (plus tax) ($200 discount per person for 4 or more hunters)

COUGAR/WOLF HUNTS

NOVEMBER 19 - MARCH 31 (Call to schedule your hunt dates)

1 on 1 WILDERNESS hunt = $10,500 per person (plus tax)
(2 lion tags, 2 wolf tags and bobcat per person)
1 on 1 FRONT RANGE hunt = $6,000 per person (plus tax)

BIGHORN SHEEP • MOUNTAIN GOAT

(Draw Only) If you are interested in applying for one of these tags please contact us before April 30th.

1 on 2 hunt = $9,700 per person (bighorn sheep) (plus tax)
1 on 2 hunt = $5,700 (mountain goat) (plus tax)

BEAR HUNTS

APRIL 15 - JUNE 30 (Call to schedule your hunt dates)

1 on 1 hunt = $3,500 per person (plus tax)
2 on 1 hunt = $2,600 per person (plus tax)

FISHING

Lake (four day, four people minimum) = $250 per day/per person (plus tax)
Stream (three day, two people minimum) = $200 per day/per person (plus tax)

FALL CAST, BLAST, & BEAR HUNT

1 on 1 hunt = $4,500 per person or 2 on 1 hunt = $3,500 per person, 4-day(plus tax) (2 bear tags per person)

NON-RESIDENT HUNTING LICENSE & TAGS

License $154.75 · Elk $416.75 · Deer $301.75* · Bear $41.75 or $186.00 (front range) · Lion $41.75 or $186.00 (front range) Wolf $31.75 · Fishing $15.00 (1st day) $7.00 each consecutive day · Access/Depredation Fee $10

*There is an additional $6.25 ($14.75 non-resident) application fee for November deer tags. License and tag fees may change at IDFG discretion. All tags except sheep and goat are guaranteed.

AIR TAXI FOR WILDERNESS TRIPS

(Minimum two people per flight) $450 round trip

COST OF FLYING OUT BIG GAME ON WILDERNESS HUNTS

Elk $250 · Deer $200 · Bear $150
50% deposit to book hunt
(6% Idaho sales tax)

Here are some other costs that should be considered with hunting or fishing trips.

Transportation: About half of our clients drive directly to Challis to begin their vacation. The other half fly on a major airline. For those flying, you will find that Idaho Falls (a two and one half hour drive to Challis) is the closest major airport. Boise is the second closest at four hours driving time and Salt Lake is five and a half hours. There is no place to return a rental car in Challis so you will have to plan on paying for it while it sits in Challis at the airport.

Meat Processing:  The cost of processing an elk depends on what cuts you choose.  The cheapest for burger and boned out steak is going to cost about $225. Deer is less than $100. If you want special cuts such as sausage, be prepared to pay more. The cost of shipping meat UPS is very expensive and depends on where in the US it will be shipped to. I have hunters on the east coast tell me it costs them $800 to $1200 to have elk/deer shipped home. If you harvest a big game animal and want to donate the meat so you do not have to pay for the shipping, you are welcome to do that. You will still be charged a fee to fly it out and to process it whether you donate it or not. Just remember the Fish and Game frowns on want and waste of meat. Through Middle Fork Aviation, we will either get your game to a meat processor or have it hung in a cooler until you get done with your hunt. There is also a daily charge for hanging wild game. Even with the great service that Mile High and Middle Fork Aviation provide, the Fish and Game laws state that it is still the hunter’s responsibility to take care of their meat.

Trophies: Your horns, capes, hides, etc. can be shipped to you or you can take them home with you. If you are flying major airlines, our recommendation is to have a local taxidermist mount the animal for you or have him ship the trophies to you. Mile High does not have time or the equipment to do the shipping. We will transport your trophies to the taxidermist if you like. 

Gratuities: Over the years I have seen many sorts of gratuities from hunting knives to pictures to basketball tickets to winter time jobs. The best tip is always cash. A tip of about 10% is normal. I have some return hunters who tip closer to 20% but that is a little unrealistic for most folks. I also feel that a tip is for service. If your guide can not get out of bed in the mornings to go to work, he should probably not get a tip at all. However, I have never seen this happen in our camps unless under extreme circumstances such as sickness, broken bones, late nights hunting, etc. We expect a lot from our guides and we appreciate our hunters taking care of them.

Motels: A motel room or bed and breakfast will cost somewhere around $40 to $60 per night.

I hope this helps you in figuring out what your total cost for a trip will be. We believe there is nothing more aggravating than having unexpected costs that come up and we have done everything we can to consider those costs.

Mile High Outfitters of Idaho Inc. is licensed by the Idaho Outfitters and Guides Licensing Board; License #7940.  Mile High is bonded and insured to operate in the Frank Church Wilderness Area on the Payette National Forest; Krassel Ranger District; McCall, Idaho, Bureau of Land Management; Challis Field Office; Challis, Idaho and the Salmon/Challis National Forest; Salmon, Idaho.  We operate in the Middle Fork, Sawtooth and Salmon Zones in game management units 20-A, 26, 27, 36 and 36B.  We have been members of the Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association since 1995.  Mile High Outfitters is an equal opportunity provider.  All hunts are fair chase.

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