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Steelhead Fishing on the River of No Return

Our 2020 Salmon River Winter Steelhead Fishing Season Is Here! Depending on how winter weather impacts the river,  chunks of ice and snow drift can be seen floating by on the surface of the mighty Salmon River.   That’s when steelhead below the surface begin to slip out of their

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Put The Ultimate Adventure Under Your Tree This Holiday Season!

Photo from our 1st Annual Wilderness Weapons Retreat – April 2019 If you tuned Into the Discovery Channel’s Recent “River of No Return” series that aired this fall, You may have been captivated by the stunning scenery and stories shared. Idaho’s Salmon River & surrounding Wilderness inspired So many viewers

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Building in the Backcountry: Part 1 of 6 [GUEST CABIN UPGRADE]

As owners of Mackay Bar Outfitters & Guest Ranch, we are very accustomed to the challenges of building and upgrading structures on our property here in Idahos’ backcountry. The remote and mighty Salmon River that winds through the unparalleled River of No Return Frank Church Wilderness brings about a number

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More than just a Steelhead fishing trip

I was a bit nervous to take a few customers and employees fishing for steelhead… At times they can be hard to catch… However, Buck …

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Mackay Bar’s 1st Annual Wilderness Weapons Retreat!

Mackay Bar Ranch has something super special planned for the month of April 2019. Join us for an unforgettable event in April 2019 for a …

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Groups Experience Idaho’s Frank Church Wilderness In Pampered Comfort

When groups visit Mackay Bar Ranch, each member of the group is greeted with warm hospitality and smiles.   Guests are shown to their private cabins …

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Our Hidden Gem. How We Celebrate Idaho!

Most will agree that Idaho is truly a hidden gem and a place to enjoy monumental outdoor opportunities. We’ve also got high mountain peaks, lots …

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Idaho Public TV broadcast on the Salmon River

An oldie but a goodie, Mackay Bar Ranch wants to share this Idaho Public TV  bit of history.  It is rich in the Salmon River’s …

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Bear hunting in the Frank Church Wilderness for Spring Adventure

If you’ve longed for a high quality wilderness adventure that combines bear hunting with all the trim, you’ve found it. Mackay Bar Outfitters & Guest …

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DESTINATION WEDDING VENUE :: Idaho Backcountry Wilderness Ranch

Considering a Backcountry Wedding Venue? Mackay Bar Ranch Might Be The Quintessential Setting For Your Bridal Event! Like a first kiss, a brides’ wedding day …

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In Memory of Six Famous Four Legged Friends at Mackay Bar Ranch!

When we entertain guests at Mackay Bar Ranch, the bonds of friendship and watershed experiences can be engaging both in mind and spirit, and held …

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