I contacted Bob Dunn of Dunn's Sport Hunting and his recommendation was for an Idaho deer hunt. What creates value in this offering is the price, the trophy potential and the opportunity for other species should you strike out on a deer. This is a horse pack-in hunt in the Pioneer Mountains near Challis National Forest. It is scheduled for seven days, with five days of actual hunting, and is priced at $2,500.
Although this area supports low densities of deer, there are some huge bucks available. Success requires lots of glassing. The camp is at an elevation of 9,000 feet, and hunting takes place between 7,000 and 11,000 feet. It is a tough hunt in rugged, steep country and is not for the faint-hearted. This is a trophy hunt pure and simple. You may spot as few as 10 bucks during this hunt, but any of those bucks could be a real bruiser. If you don't see a buck you want, Idaho law allows you to take a bear or mountain lion on your deer tag, as long as you haven't harvested a deer. Additionally, if you are unsuccessful on the deer hunt, you can return at a discounted rate anytime between November 26th and March 15th for a lion and bobcat hunt. This area produces some very large cats. The hunt is normally priced at $3,000, but the outfitter will take off $500.