Elk Hunting


Idaho Hunting Business For Sale

This business is a premier year round hunting and recreational operation located in central Idaho’s Frank Church and Selway Bitterroot Wildernesses.  The business has been featured several times on Idaho’s PBS award winning series “Outdoor Idaho”.   The owners are retiring and offering the business for sale.

Key Points of the Business


  • Excellent Elk and Deer Hunting.

  • Guaranteed Outfitter Elk Tags.Over the counter for deer, lion, bear and wolf.

  • Hunting Area is a: two elk, two deer, two bear, two lion and 5 wolf hunting unit.

  • The hunting regulations for this unit allow any weapon hunting for rutting elk starting September 15th.You can rifle hunt for bugling elk.

  • Exceptional year round drive to base camps yield great operational efficiencies.

  • Abundant recreational and fishing opportunities allow for year round activities.




The hunting operation is run out of the three drive to base camps and “pack in” spike camps.  The fall hunting season starts September 15th for elk, deer, bear, lions and wolves.  These hunts are any weapon allowing the clients to rifle hunt for bugling elk during the rut.   Business has guaranteed outfitter tags for elk ensuring that you can get elk tags for the hunters you book. 


Fishing on the wild and scenic Selway River and its tributaries is astounding!  It’s beauty and remote location coupled with absence of fishing pressure make it one of the best native west slope cutthroat fisheries in the west. There are also numerous tributaries and high mountain lakes to fish.

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The following year round recreational activities are offered

  • Day trail rides

  • Day hiking / interpretive trips

  • Photographic trips

  • Family Reunions

  • Historic Lookout tours

  • Snowmobile tours

  • Cross country skiing

Adventure Schools

These are 1, 3 and 6 day adventure schools and more are being added all the time.  The schools are a very popular activity for couples and families to gain valuable skills and enjoy family bonding in a wilderness setting.  The list of current schools:

  • Beginning Mountain Equestrian

  • Horse and Mule Packing

  • Elk Hunting, Survival and Woodsmanship

  • Mountain Orienteering

  • Dutch Oven Cooking

  • Basic Handgun

  • Long Range Hunting School

Back Country Adventures

With four operating areas in your permit you will have a wide variety of country to enjoy during multi day mule packing, trekking and backpacking adventures.

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One of the first to offer “Glamping” or Glamourous Camping in the US and still the only Wilderness Glamping experience.  Sunset Magazine rated this business in the top 25 places in the west to camp. 



The Historic Lodge at Paradise

The base camp at Paradise has over 100 years of outfitting history and has facilities that are very unique for a permitted camp.  Featured in Outdoor Idaho’s “Where the Road Ends” segment the Lodge at Paradise is a one of a kind facility.  The camp is a drive to camp along the Selway Wild and Scenic River located approximately 50 miles from Darby, Montana at the end of the road for the put in to the Selway.  The road and the camp itself are within a designated non-wilderness corridor surrounded on all sides by the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness.  The camp features a gourmet kitchen / dining room with hot and cold running water, a shower facility, 5 well-appointed guest cabins, staff housing, covered packing deck, grain and shop tent, shoeing area and steel horse pens with running water.

The Historic Kit Carson Base Camp

Kit Carson Base Camp is a year round drive to base camp located a short distance from the Magruder Corridor Road approximately 8 miles from the Idaho / Montana boarder adjacent to Deep Creek.  Named because Kit Carson stayed at this location during his trapping excursions into Idaho.  The camp is located within a non-wilderness corridor surrounded by wilderness. The camp has a beautiful kitchen and dining tent, 3 guest tents, 2 staff tents, tack / shop tent, and shower and bath tent. 

Hell's Half drive to Base Camp

The Hell’s Half Acre Base camp is another end of the road drive to base camp located within a non-wilderness corridor surrounded by wilderness.   It is a seasonal camp with permanent hitch rails, feed bunks, stock water system and outhouse.   An excellent cold water spring located just outside the kitchen tent provides this camp with fresh spring water. It is a picture perfect base camp.

Hell’s Half Base Camp is located approximately 8 miles from the Magruder Corridor about 1 mile from the Hell’s Half Lookout.

Back Country pack in Camps

There are approximatly 50 permitted camps in the operation that enable the business to conduct back country trips to fit any skill level, season and activity.  The camps span the operating area and are located in different settings and elevations.  From beautiful creek side settings to High alpine meadows and lakes.



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There are several options for the purchase of the business.  Contact us for more info.