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Steelhead fishing on the Salmon River with Mackay Bar Ranch

Get Lined Up! For First Catch 2016 Steelhead Season

OUTDOOR ADVENTURERS GET READY FOR THE BIG BITE ~~~ EARLY SPRING STEELHEAD FISHING! Salmon River Early Spring Steelhead season starts mid February through the end of March!   Sunshine and warmer temps mean the steelhead come out of their deep dark river holes and are bursting with energy! When chunks of ice

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John R. Painter died about 1934 Prospector and Miner seeking his fortune.

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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THE BEST PLACE You’ve Never Visited!

Have you daydreamed for eons, about organizing a treasured adventure with the spouse and kids, parents, grandparents, busy siblings and your kids cousins, as well as other beloved family members. Mackay Bar Ranch offers a family friendly destination where the rubber, concrete, and gravel, meets Mother Earth in all of her radiance. WE OFFER A

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Steelhead Fishing Gallery

Early Spring Steelhead Run

FISH ON! They’re Full of Vigor! Salmon River Winter Steelhead season starts mid February through the end of March!   Periodic Sunshine and intermingled warmer days,  mean the steelhead come out of their deep dark river holes and are bursting with energy! First the ice breaks up on the Salmon River.  When

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Buck with his hounds and a cougar

Idaho Cougar: A Most Extreme Rugged Predator Hunt

A Most Extreme Rugged Predator Hunt This blog article was originally posted at MackayBarRanch.com in March 2014.   We’re republishing for those planners who want to hunt BIG CATS in the Frank Church “River of No Return” Wilderness with lodging, jet boat transport and outfitting services provided by Buck Dewey,

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