Sheep Meadow Outfitters - Contact Dan Blankenship (541) 519-4899
Idaho Unit 11-Public Land
Rifle Elk: Sheep Meadow Outfitters now controls the exclusive outfitting business for the world renown Unit 11 located in the lower Hells Canyon, just outside of Lewiston, ID. SMO has a lot of history hunting Hells Canyon. SMO offers 5 guaranteed fully guided outfitter tags. This allows you to bypass the Idaho big game draw and purchase one of our exclusive Unit 11 elk tags. Idaho has no preference points, therefore, if you want an opportunity to hunt spectacular Idaho elk country, this hunt provides a guaranteed tag. In addition to our outfitter allotment, we will guide a handful of draw tag holders. Preseason scouting is the key to our success. This hunt takes place in big country and being in good physical condition will give you an edge. Idaho only offers 50 elk tags for this unit. This hunt provides the opportunity for 280-340 bulls. Our camp will consist of deluxe wall tents, full time on-site camp cook with quality food and hot showers. In some cases, where hunters are comfortable, we will utilize horses/mules. IDFG does not offer archery elk hunting within Unit 11.
Rifle Deer: SMO offers 1 guaranteed fully guided outfitter tag. In addition to our 1 outfitter tag, we will guide a handful of draw tags. Preseason scouting is the key to our success as we start this process in early summer. This hunt takes place in big country and being in good physical condition will give you an edge. Idaho only offers 40 deer tags for this unit. Our camp will consist of deluxe wall tents, full time on-site camp cook with quality food and hot showers. Under the right circumstances, bivy hunts will be an option, if that’s what it takes to kill a big buck!
Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep: Unit 11 is one of the top three Rocky Mountain sheep units in the world and by far, the most prestigious sheep unit in Idaho. It recently produced a 203 inch ram, many rams over the 190 mark and countless 180 + rams. IDFG closely regulates the harvest of Unit 11 sheep. Only 1 draw tag and 1 auction / raffle tag per year. SMO has the exclusive outfitter rights. We have a very detailed inventory of the rams within the unit. Age class and genetics play a pivotal role in producing world class rams. When our hunters trust us with the responsibility of producing a world class animal, we take it very serious.