Buck Horn Outfitters, Idaho Guided Elk Hunts

Guided Idaho Elk Hunts & more

Buck Horn Outfitters has been providing quality guided Idaho Elk hunting for generations.

Our Elk and Mule deer hunts are done from our remote back country camps. We ride horseback from Yellow Pine Idaho to prime hunting areas. Our Bulls are everything from a spike to a 7 by 7 , most of our hunters come home with a large 5 by 5 or 6 by 6 bull

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Idaho Elk Hunts

Our season opens in mid-September during the middle of the elk rutting season, providing you with the opportunity to both hear the hair-raising sound of the mature elk bugle and the chance to harvest a trophy elk bull

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Mule Deer Hunts

With over 200 square miles of roadless area, our Idaho wilderness is abundant with deer. Our fall elk and deer hunts are done on horseback and on foot. The terrain is diverse with elevations ranging from 3,500 to 8,000 feet. The hunt is rugged.

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Black Bear Hunts

Need a new rug? We offer 7 day Spot & Stalk bear hunts, in Idaho, on horse back in the early spring along with bait hunts. Lodging is provided in Yellow Pine at the Alpine Village and meals are provided at our cabin.

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Mountain Lion

For the past several years our success rate has been 100% for Big Idaho Cougar Hunts. Naturally, this is one of our most popular hunts. It is a physically challenging hunt since tracking the big cats is required.

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Our Elk and Mule deer hunts are done from our remote backcountry camps. We ride horseback from Yellow Pine Idaho 2 to 6 hours depending on the camp you are hunting from. Our camps have 14 by 16 wall tents, wood stoves, cots with foams, lanterns, and plenty of firewood! We generally leave camp horseback or on foot before daylight and spend the day glassing and locating game. After a hard days hunt there's nothing better than returning to a warm fire and a good meal! We also offer Lodge hunts out of Yellow Pine Idaho, Where lodging and meals are provided. We use Trucks and Trailers to haul the horses to different trailheads.


A little about us an what makes us tick


Outfitter and Cook
Sarah has been a cook and wrangler for over 17 years in Idaho’s back-country. Leaving home at 15 to work for a outfitter in Big Creek Idaho and learning first hand what it takes to cook and run a camp in the Back-country!


Outfitter and Guide
Tom spent much of his life helping out on the ranch as a little boy first as a wrangler then as a packer and now as hunting guide and outfitter.


Casey has years of hands on experience with Willey ranch, first as a young wrangler and then as a hunting Guide. Year in and year out Casey’s hunters are led to trophy bulls as he has been guiding in this area for years!


Cole has been guiding for us since 2016. Cole is a awesome Archery and Riffle guide, he can cover some miles and is great at calling the big bulls in!!


Andrew has been guiding in Idahos Back Country since 2011, hes excellent at spotting and going after the BIG ones!


Rick gas been guiding in our area years, he’s a all around guide from Mountain lion to BIG Bucks !


Drew has been with us since 2018, Drew comes from North Carolina, he decided to follow his dreams and come out west to be a packer. Drew’s responsibilities are getting the horses ready for the hunters, taking horses to the guides and clients, and packing supplies and game.

What Hunters Say About Us!

My recent hunt of 2019 with Tom & Sarah Lanham of Buckhorn Outfitters was not only a successful hunt but enjoyable and memorable as well!  The camp & accommodations were comfortable and the livestock was reliable and well cared for.  The outfitter, cook, guides, and wrangler were easy to get along with as well as competent in their hard work.  This all made my beautiful bull Elk and Bear harvest a grand adventure, and one I will cherish for a long time.  In this day and age where you are cautious of companies and people living up to their marketing and word, Buckhorn Outfitters did everything they said they would do and then some. I would not think twice about booking another hunt with them!

– Dan Pack   Boise, Idaho

I would highly recommend Buckhorn Outfitters. They are a great outfitter and are always working to make sure their clients needs are met. Tom knows the business well and knows the country. The cook Sarah, is a wonderful cook and you will not go hungry! The guides work extremely hard to get you on the game and are very knowledgeable! They are great people! I would highly recommend them!

– Garner Reynolds 

Buck Horn Outfitters is truly class act first rate professional outfitter. Tom is extremely knowledgeable of the back country and the habits of the elk and deer in those mountains. Sarah takes great care to make sure we had enough to eat. If one went hungry it was on them as Sarah always had more than enough food for us to eat. Phenomenal meals!

This was the best hunt I have ever been on. This hunt will push you to your extremes. You will be challenged physically and mentally. Being in shape is key. While no hunt is a guarantee, they will do everything to put you on an elk or deer. You will hunt long, you will hunt hard.

It was my pleasure getting to know Tom and Sarah. Truly remarkable friendly courteous people. The best test of an outfitter is if one will book with them again . Yes. Yes i would. I plan on booking another great hunt with them 2020.

– Cactus Captain

My grandfather went hunting in Idaho in the 1940’s. I went with Tom and Sarah this past fall in memory of him and it was an awesome life experience. challenging , but so rewarding mentally and spiritually. To come home with a nice elk and bear was a plus as well. thanks buck horn outfitters for a great experience.

-Danny Walker

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