hunting FAQ'S

"What are the season dates?"

               "NOTE: We encourage you to verify all dates and regulations yourself at ODFW.  YOU are responsible for researching and understanding all regulations pertaining to your hunt.  Dates may vary slightly by Hunting Unit.

               2019 Elk & Deer Archery Season: August 24th - September 22nd

               2019 Deer Rifle Season: September 28th - October 11th

               2019 Rifle Elk Seasons: October 23rd-27th (Branch Antler)                           & Nov 2nd - 10th (Spike Only)

               2019 Bear Seasons: Spring Season April 15th - May 31st.                                                   Fall Season August 1st - November 30th.

"What are the mule guidelines and weight restrictions?"

               For Drop Camps, we allow 2 mules per camp plus one per hunter. 

               Supplied Camps, we allow one mule per hunter.

               Archery Hunters:  Your bow MUST be considered as part of your weight & bulk totals. 

               We limit each mule to 150 pounds.  Remember that bulk (size) is as important as weight, however.  There is only so much room on a mule's side!  Bulk typically equates to about one large duffle bag per side. (We promote true backcountry / wilderness hunts.  This by definition means minimalistic. Therefore, there are some things that we do not pack in.  Please see the list of items we will NOT pack below).  Should you have too much stuff, you'll need to pull out some items to meet weight or bulk restrictions.  On some rare occasions, additional mules MAY be available for additional charge IF advance notice is given.

"Do you have contracts or forms we need to complete?"

                We do require a Customer Information / Release AND also this Riding Survey for anyone riding our horses or using our camps.  Please click link to access. 

"What do we need to know about staying in camp, or USFS regulation?"

                  It is your responsibility to familiarize with any and all USFS regulations pertaining to your activity.  One particular notification, the Leave No Trace guidelines, can be accessed by clicking the link. 

"Are there items we should not bring or that cannot / will not be packed?"

                   Yes!  Following are some items we do not pack into camp:

                   Archery targets, cot trees, water pipe, nails, walking sticks, extra bows, etc

"Do you offer Meat Packing service for the public?"

                   Yes!  But, only out of the Cornucopia Trailhead. Meat must be adjacent to a maintained trail and, at a minimum, quartered, although boning it out is always preferred. Cost is $595. Availability is spotty as our guests in our Drop, Supplied or hosted camps, or in cabins, are our first priority. Please call once you have your elk down & we can let you know if we are able to pack.