When the leaves start to rustle, the nights get frosty, and the elk begin to bugle, here at Big Salmon Outfitters we turn our full attention to hunting. We hunt the vast Bob Marshall Wilderness area. The country is remote, rugged and wild.
No corners are cut when preparing for your hunt. You will be pleasantly surprised at our clean, comfortable base camp 20 miles from the end of the road. We serve excellent meals, use quality equipment, and provide excellent horses that are well conditioned and ready to go.
From camp we travel by horseback to different drainages during each hunt. This enables us to access some of the most remote and beautiful areas in the country. It also allows us to accommodate people of mixed ages and physical abilities.
For hunters seeking an outstanding opportunity to take a mountain mule deer, join us for a combo elk/deer hunt or book a mule deer only hunt. The upper end of our big basins and south slopes support some large mountain mule deer. You won't catch these bruisers with their guard down very often, but when you tag one of these trophies, you will know you’ve earned it.
This area simply has it all - bugling bulls, monster mule deer and the scenery to round out a true wilderness experience.
Sept 3rd-10th (Archery) - Max 4 Hunters (Open) - $3,950
Sept 13th-21st (Rifle) - Max 6 Hunters (Full) - $5,300
Sept 24th-Oct 1st (Rifle) - Max 6 Hunters (Open) - $4,950
Oct 4th-11th (Rifle) - Max 6 Hunters (Open) - $4,950
Oct 14th-21st (Rifle) - Max 6 Hunters (4 spots) - $3,950
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Day 2 thru 7
Below is a list that might be helpful as you get ready for your hunt. Please bear in mind as you go through this that a packer’s dream is a client with two army sized duffel bags and a rifle (we provide scabbards) with a combined weight of 70 to 80 pounds. Keep out a warm coat and rain gear to be worn or tied to the back of your saddle. When you arrive, please have everything you need for the trip into the backcountry packed separately from the street clothes you will need when you return. This way we can pack everything up the night before we go in and get an early start the next morning.
Please remember to let us know of any fragile or breakable items, so proper precautions can be taken when we pack them.
** Important!!! The boots that you bring are probably the most important piece of equipment. Make sure you have at least one good pair of insulated waterproof boots although two are preferred, so they have a day to dry if needed. If you are wearing pack boots, two pairs of liners are nice, so you can dry one pair while wearing the other the next day. We have found that Hoffmann, Schnee’s, and Kennetrek make boots most suitable for our weather and conditions. I personally wear Kennetrek Mountain Extremes with 400 grams of insulation.
A deposit of $500 will book the particular hunt you want until January of the year the trip is to be conducted. At that time the remainder of the 50% deposit is required. The balance is due 60 days before arrival.
Deposits are nonrefundable unless clients are unsuccessful in drawing a license due to no fault of their own. This space is held, and this means turning others away. Deposits are transferable if you have someone else to take your place. In the event of forest fires, USFS closures, or other natural disasters, deposits may be held for a future reservation within 2 years.