Private Land Hunting: a great self-guided experience

We cater to groups ! 

Prices run between $4,000-$6,000 per rifle elk hunter, $3,000-$4,000 per archery elk hunter, (you need minimum of four hunters for rifle, two for archery to book and have ranch exclusive to your party) and $3,000-$4,000 per rifle deer hunter (need three to book and have ranch exclusive to your party) .  We also typically offer first-right-of refusal to our current year hunters before booking the following year.  This is subject to change but has worked well for everyone since we started in 2001.

Pricing depends on group size and if we add a guide to the hunt.

Our Operation and History:

We started leasing and managing private land for high-quality hunts in Idaho beginning in 2001.  As of 2014, we’re operating on 6,500 acres of mostly private land. All game is free range.

In 2011, we obtained our outfitters license which allows us to obtain insurance and bonding as well as accompany hunters into the field when needed.

Don’t confuse us with the low-quality trespass-fee hunt operations that generate too many horror stories.  I only work with reliable landowners (no two-talking, slight-of-hand backstabbers allowed) who let me run the hunting.  I’ve been operating this  business since 2001 with very few customer complaints and many returning customers (one group returned for five years!).  If we get a complaint, it’s always related to an individual hunter not being able to find the game we’ve scouted, especially with deer. I make no apologies as while our success rates (posted below) are really good, they are not 100% every year.  That’s hunting boys!

Success Rates:

Our branch-antlered bull elk success rates average 50-100% success (30-40% for mule deer) and our hunters kill a 300-340″ bull just about every year.  Our ranches are in an over-the-counter unit that offers poor to average (15-20% success) hunting on the non-managed private and public ground portions, proving that our management program is working.

What is self-guided?:

Self-guided means you bring your own food and/or camp (we can provide lodging) and we do the prescouting before you arrive.  We also orient you with the property and where we’ve seen the game recently. You need to have onX maps to know the property boundaries.   You typically retrieve your game on your own, which isn’t too difficult relatively speaking.  Because we operate on private land where we control the hunting pressure, we can offer you success rates usually only seen in one-on-one guided hunts but for typically less money.

Management Guidelines:

We manage our ranches for approximately one hunter per 1,000 acres, depending on the year.  These low hunter densities combined with great habitat are what makes our success rates relatively high.

Check out the links at the top and/or right side of the page for more information or email today to book your hunt.  If you’d rather talk to us, let us know in an email and we’ll get connected.

You can read more about the property we manage, see the harvested animals, and read a few short stories from last fall’s hunt by clicking here

If you email us during hunting season, be patient!  We will get back to you.

Robby Denning, Owner/Operator WeScout4u Inc.