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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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Wilderness Weapons Retreat – special event

Greetings from Mackay Bar Outfitters! We hope your New Year has gotten off to a great start. Have you heard about our Wilderness Weapons Retreat scheduled  April 26th, 27th and 28th? For those interested in Mackay Bar Ranch’s Special Events – this one is sure to be a WEEKEND of ADVENTURE

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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 52 mile round trip Salmon River jet boat tour, a full day of weapons training and of course Mackay Bar Ranch’s signature hot meals &

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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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Best Off-Road Backcountry Idaho Lodges & Resorts

If you explore the great outdoors at all, you already know some of the best places on earth are far beyond the road’s end. Hidden in …

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Kids Embrace Wilderness and Nature When Exposed to its Wonders.

Back in the day, we spent our time as kids,  heading straight home after school, and making a beeline outdoors every chance we got. Back …

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Spring Bear Hunting Season An Absolute Blast!

Mackay Bar Outfitters and Guest Ranch owners Buck and Joni Dewey (and Dax) have put a lot of effort and emphasis on the details of …

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Discover a ByGone Era on The River Of No Return

Groups of travelers desiring to experience “The River of No Return” and the various historical landmarks along its shores, from Vinegar Creek up to the confluence of where the South Fork flows, can book a fascinating one day jet boat tour to get a glimpse of backcountry life from the gold prospecting era and into the mid 20th century.

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Fantastic Overnight Fishing Trip

Seven girlfriends and myself came over from Sydney, Australia to enjoy the beauty of magnificent Idaho. Our experience was wonderfully enhanced by our overnight fishing …

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Extreme Bear Hunts: Challenging the “Beast” Within

Are you looking for a bear hunt that will push your potential for physical endurance, challenging the “beast” within, and increasing the odds for a big trophy …

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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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