What's the altitude at Camp? Most camps are around 7000 feet
What will the accommodations be like for elk/deer? Comfortable clean wall tents/TeePee tents with heat and cots.
How do we communicate from camp? We use Garmin Inreach . You may rent one from us at $100 for the week. Be sure to ask about them, we only have 5. If you have your own Inreach, or spot, or satalite phone, let us know so we can set up comminication.
How long is the ride into Camp? Each camp is different. Some are 3 hours while others are 7 hours. We also have off road camps.
Base camps vs pack in camps?
Base camps are off of a remote road in the wilderness cooridoor. Being on the road, you have a larger choice of hunting ground, being you can drive further and hunt further from camp. Pack in camps give you a more authentic wilderness experience. You are packed deeper into the wilderness. Both hunts offer a good chance of obtaining an elk/deer.
What happens when I shoot an animal? You and your guide must bring it to camp or the nearest trail. Either your guide will pack it out, or we will send a packer in, depending on camp location.
Is there a meat processor? There is one in Hamilton MT, or if driving, you may load it up and take it home with you. We use North American Foods, in Hamilton MT.
If I fly, can my meat get shipped home? Yes, but keep in mind this could easily cost up to $1000. Check with UPS to get accurate pricing.
Where do I fly into? Missoula Montana. From there it is a 4 -5 hour drive to the trailhead. You may want to consider driving and staying at Salmon Id, North Fork Id, (2 hours from Corn Creek trailhead) or Darby MT (3 hours from Kim Creek trailhead).
What distance will we be shooting? Bear hunts – 50 yards to 200 yards Elk & Deer - 150-500 yards Lion – Lions are mostly shot from trees
Will we be on foot or horseback? We will ride into camp on horseback, once in camp you will be on foot. If you NEED horses, arrangements can be made ahead of time for guided hunts only. Drop camps will not have any horses in camp.
Do I need a rangefinder or binoculars ? Your guide will have necessary items; however you may bring yours as well.
What about the food? Food is all premade, vacuum sealed and frozen. On occasion we do use Mountain House. Drop camps must bring their own food and be able to fit in 2 coolers ONLY. These coolers must NOT have wheels on them. No larger than 100 qt.
How much should I tip, who should I tip? Usually those who get tipped are the guide, packer, cook. 7-10% is the norm for the guide.
How much does it cost to fly into the Chamberlain?
It costs around $650, it is your responsability to contact Choice Aviation in Hamilton MT to book your flight in and out.
What is the cost of jet boating?
If you are hunting on the Salmon River, cost is around $600 per in/out.