The Idaho Elk Hunting season, including "Bugling Season", or the rut, typically runs from August - November. Upon arrival you will discover an Elk Hunting environment that many big game hunters consider the best in the country! Elk Hunting Idaho back country is exhilarating, but also requires a lot of patience and stamina. Elk are known to cover a lot of ground in a short period of time, for this reason, accuracy can be critical. For the novice hunter, one of the best ways to ensure a safe and successful trip is to enlist the service of an experienced guide. We are one of the top Elk Hunting outfitters in the North Central region and have all the resources you will need to make for a rewarding hunting experience
Our guided Wolf Hunts are conducted from Aug 31st- Mar 1st. These are truly smart animals, and in our experience, among the most difficult North American game to hunt. Our state currently has a very generous limit of 5 wolves per hunter, so you are genuinely able to make the most of your hunting time. Idaho has very liberal regulations of weapons, however, it is highly recommended to use proper caliber and ammo in order to inflict minimal damage to the hide and an ethical one-shot kill. The best strategy for this type of hunt is to sit and call and blend in with the environment. Patient is a virtue within these hunts.
In order to ensure success, we conduct 3-4 hunts per year, providing 2 guides per hunter. The best time for Mountain Lion hunts is in winter from Dec - Feb. The colder weather improves the odds to a near 100% success rate. In this climate, all of our hunts are conducted by use of snowmobiles and UTVs, truly making this specific big game hunt one of the most exciting!
Guided Bear Hunts are available in the Spring and Fall. Hunters have the option to bait, spot and stalk, or hunt with the use of hounds. We have multiple bear-bait stations set up throughout the private lands. The C4 Ranch and Hunting Lodge is conveniently located near the Salmon River, where the bear population is high and with great quality. Idahos liberal restrictions allow Bear Hunting be done with bow, rifle, muzzle-loader or hand gun. We accommodate hunting of all styles!
Idaho Mule Deer Hunting season is normally in Mid- October for rifles and archery typically, from August to late September. However, like Elk Hunting season, Mule Deer Hunting is at its height during "the rut" in the early fall when the males are more aggressive. Mule Deer are sometimes mistaken for Whitetail, but are much larger than similar species. With adult bucks often averaging 200 lbs, a more mature trophy buck can grow to be 300 lbs. At C4 Ranch and Hunting Lodge we use tree stands and trail cameras to monitor and size up deer, always giving you the advantage. We have everything you need for a great hunt!
White-tailed Deer have many variety and are common throughout North America. In the lower foothills of the Clearwater Mountains and open grassy areas, Northern Idaho can provide the ideal habitat for this particular species. Our property starts in a basin and slopes up the mountain, which is ideal for White-tailed Deer migration. White-tailed Hunting season begins in "the rut" during mid- October and requires a valid license and deer tag to be purchased from Idaho Fish&Game in order to be eligible. C4 Ranch and Hunting Lodge offers one of the best Whitetail Deer hunting opportunities in Northern Central Idaho.
What To bring for your hunt
Good Quality Flashlight
Any Specialty foods you may need
A Hunting License and Tag
Camo clothes, gloves, extra dry socks, extra boots, jackets, pants, slippers. Temperatures can be from 20F to 80F degrees depending on the species and time of year. Please call us to verify
Any other items that you would normally carry with you to make your hunt more comfortable
A good quality day pack. It can be a fanny pack or backpack style as long as it can hold all your gear into the field
Good Quality Pair of Binoculars
Weapon and ammunition
C4 Ranch & Hunting Lodge 185 McKenzie Creek Rd White Bird, Idaho 83554