Their 210-square-mile hunt area is on the Salmon River (River of No Return) and in the Frank Church Wilderness, the Gospel Hump Wilderness and the Nez Perce National Forest. The area is so remote you do not have to worry about seeing any other hunters.
The bear hunts are run out of their comfortable lodge, and include Debbie's great cooking. In the fall, the bears move down along the Salmon River looking for berries and apple trees, so we hunted along the river, enjoying the beautiful countryside, river and views. There was no really steep terrain, and the walking was easy. There was bear sign all along the way, and at an old abandoned homestead the bears had actually worn paths into the field as they went from apple tree to apple tree. I ended up with a nice six-foot black bear with a white diamond on the chest. A great hunt!
Back at the lodge, we got ready for the elk hunt and the next day packed up the livestock for the ride up to one of Silver Spur's tent camps. This is a real backcountry elk hunt done with horses and pack mules, and we had an easy ride for a couple of hours to camp. At camp, they have wall tents for the cook and the hunters, with stoves for heat. This was beautiful territory with some spectacular views.
Due to the unseasonably warm weather, the elk did not do........(continued)