Hunt for Giant Bull Elk at Mackay Bar Ranch

Please note! All of our hunts are physically demanding hunts. 
Prior to accepting any deposits – we will ask you the following questions in order to screen/review if this is the hunt for you:

  1. What is your height/weight/age?
  2. This is a VERY PHYSICALLY DEMANDING hunt. To be successful, 90% of that relies on you being physically capable to get around in our Idaho Wilderness. Straight up and straight down! If you have bad knees, bad heart, illnesses, or any other ailment that would hinder you to physically perform, THIS HUNT IS NOT FOR YOU. We feel it is very important to make that very clear so that you can mentally and physically prepare for this amazing hunt.

September Early Season Hunt: hunt dates left to book – (2020 through 2023 full)
6 hunters for 9/14-9/21/24 (spot for 4 hunters)
6 hunters for 9/23-9/30/24 (spot for 6 hunters)

2 on 1 Hunt: 8 day, 7 night for $8,400
1 on 1 Hunt: 8 day, 7 night for $16,800
We do not put hunters together. If you want a two on one price, you must have a hunting partner that books with you. Prices shown are the cost per person. Included in above prices: jet boat transport to/from Ranch, guided hunt, all meals, and lodging from our wall tents. Tags, license, taxidermy and meat processing are in addition. If you book for six hunters, you will have the entire camp to yourself.

Booking now for 2021 (Late Season November Hunt from the Ranch)

2 on 1 Hunt: 6 day, 5 night for $6,000
1 on 1 Hunt: 6 day, 5 night for $12,000
We do not put hunters together. If you want a two on one price, you must have a hunting partner that books with you. Prices shown are the cost per person. Included in above prices: jet boat transport to/from Ranch, guided hunt, all meals, and lodging at our Mackay Bar Ranch (not out of wall tents). Tags, license, taxidermy and meat processing are in addition.

Booking now for 2021:
5/1-5/6/21 (FULL)
5/9-5/14/21 (spot for two hunters available)

5/17-5/22/21 (spot available for all 4 hunters)
Booking now for 2022:
5/1-5/6/22 (FULL)
5/9-5/14/22 (spots available for all 4 hunters)
5/17-5/22/22 (spots available for all 4 hunters)

2 on 1: 6 day, 5 night for $4,400
1 on 1: 6 day, 5 night for $8,600
Non hunter accompanying a hunter: $2,750
$1,250 Trophy Fee for a second bear or cougar will be charged if you shoot a second bear or cougar.
We do not put hunters together. If you want a two on one price, you must have a hunting partner that books with you. Prices shown are the cost per person.2

Hunts are filled currently. To be added to our list when we start booking, email us!
2 on 1 Hunt: 8 day, 7 night for $7,000
1 on 1 Hunt: 8 day, 7 night for $14,000
Non hunter accompanying a hunter: $2,450
$1,250 Trophy Fee for a second bear or cougar will be charged if you shoot a second bear or cougar.
We do not put hunters together. If you want a two on one price, you must have a hunting partner that books with you. Prices shown are the cost per person.

Hunters must apply for controlled hunt from 4/1-4/30 online or in a Idaho Fish & Game office (we cannot do this for you)
Hunts are extremely remote and would require jet boat or stock access.
Put in for hunt #5002 (hunt unit 19 – 4 tags drawn) or hunt #5003 (hunt unit 19A – 2 tags drawn).
Drawing results will be in early June.
Please call Idaho Fish and Game for assistance with application fee & process 800-554-8685. 
1 on 1 Hunt: 8 day, 7 night for $10,500
Non hunter accompanying a hunter: $2,450

DIY Hunt, drop camps include jet boat transport to/from desired location along river corridor only. 
Twin Engine Jet Boat: $1400 one way (seasonal)

NON-RESIDENT LICENSE:
Hunting and Fishing Combo: $250
Hunting with 3 day fishing license: $164.75
Fishing License: $98.25
Fishing License (Daily): $12.75 – each consecutive day at initial purchase add $6

TAGS:
Steelhead Permit: $25.75
Steelhead 3 day License/Permit: $37.50
Elk tag: $416.75
Deer tag: $301.75
Bear tag: $186.00
Backcountry Reduced and Second Bear: $41.75
Mountain Lion tag: $186.00
Backcountry Reduced and Second Mountain Lion: $41.75
Wolf tag: $31.75

Please contact Idaho Fish & Game for more details

All trips other than the ones listed below: we require a 50% (per person) non-refundable deposit to reserve your dates with us. Balances are due 14 days prior to trip date.

Weddings: we require a 25% nonrefundable deposit to reserve your dates with us. Balances are due 30 days prior to the wedding date.

Bear/Cat/Wolf/Sheep Hunts: we require a 50% (per person) non-refundable deposit to reserve your dates with us. Balances are due 30 days prior to hunt date.

Elk hunts: we require 25% down and another 25% deposit (per person) on January 1st of your hunt year. Balances are due  30 days prior to hunt date. 

Because of the extensive amount of scheduling involved with planning a remote wilderness stay, we must strictly adhere to our cancellation policy.  Please understand that once you book a stay with Mackay Bar Outfitters & Guest Ranch, we lose the opportunity to book your reserved space to another individual. We strongly recommend trip insurance.

If you have to cancel, deposits are not transferable to another date.  If you cancel within the same time frame as to when your balance due (final) payment has been paid, that payment will be forfeited as well. If you find another individual to take your spot, we can apply your non-refundable deposit (and final amount due payment – if already paid) toward that guest.

Mackay Bar Outfitters & Guest Ranch has the right to cancel your trip, at our discretion due to adverse river conditions.  If this happens, your deposit and all payments applied will be refunded. 

Additional costs include: 

  • Staff and guide gratuities.
  • 6% Idaho sales tax, 2% Idaho lodging tax, and a $4/pp, per day river rec fee (if applicable).
  • Alcohol and special drinks (small selection of wines is available to purchase at Mackay Bar Ranch or you can bring special drinks in with you).
  • 3% credit card fee (if paying by credit card).
  • Idaho Fish & Game hunting and fishing license/tags (if applicable). 
  • WiFi is not available for guests.  If your group would like to have WiFi available to them, please arrange with us in advance at an additional cost. 
  • For hunters, meat and taxidermy processing is in addition to our rates.
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