Sheep Mountain Outfitters is an Oregon based business located in the eastern part of the state. SMO now controls the exclusive outfitting business for the world renown Unit 11 located in the lower Hells Canyon, just outside of Lewiston, ID. We have a lot of history hunting Hells Canyon. We are a diverse group of hard core hunters specializing in mule deer, elk, sheep and goats. We pride ourselves on being prepared and providing successful hunts for all 4 big game species. We strive for nothing less than 100% success and we provide a full service experience.
One of the keys to our success is preseason scouting. We take pride in knowing every inch of our hunting areas/units and we feel it’s extremely critical to your success. Consistent trophy success is obtained by complete preparation. Our hunts take place on both private and public lands as we operate under long term private land leases and special use permits provided by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and US Forest Service (FS). Hunting multiple areas within Oregon and Idaho provides a diversified landscape, which also allows us to tailor hunts for each hunter’s ability. We limit the number of clients on all of our hunts in order to control the quality of each experience. In addition, our private hunting leases are on a long term basis which allows us to control predators and monitor the annual harvest ratios for each species. As a result of our management practices, we have an influence on the age class of our animals.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) and Idaho Department of Fish & Game (IDFG) manages wildlife units with a controlled hunt draw system. Oregon includes a preference point system, while Idaho is random draw (no point system). In Oregon, a good portion of our premium hunts take several years to draw and in most cases, are “once in a lifetime” tags. The responsibility of providing “once in a lifetime” hunts is what drives us. Our goal is to maximize the potential of each tag and strive for top end trophy success. We have combined our passion for harvesting the biggest / most mature animals possible with our drive to be the best in our business. With those goals guiding us, we treat every hunt as if it were our own and do everything possible to turn the odds of success in each hunters favor.
In Oregon our private ranches are within the Lookout Mountain Unit, we have guaranteed Land Owner Preference (LOP) tags available for elk. Depending on the species, we have knowledge and desires to hunt the following units:
Lookout Mountain, Snake River, Keating, Chesnimnus, Wenaha, Mt. Emily, Walla Walla, Ukiah, Heppner, Fossil, Columbia Basin, Deschutes, Steens, South Central, Beatys Butte, Hat Point, South Snake, Elkhorns and Strawberries.
We are licensed, bonded and insured. Our Oregon Outfitter License number is 2267.