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White Cloud Outfitters P.O. Box 217
Challis, Idaho 83226 (208) 879-4574 
Fax (208) 879-5513 

Member of Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association




Guided Hunts
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Bear Trophy Room

Spring Bear Hunting

  • The White Clouds are unequaled in their beauty during May and June when these hunts take place.

  • The high peaks are white capped with snow while the valleys and river corridors are experiencing an annual event called “Green Up”. Life is returning to the White Clouds and after six months in hibernation these spring “blackies” with their glossy coats emerge with veracious appetites.

  • We use two methods to hunt these splendid animals this time of year, either “spot and stalk” or “hunting over bait”. Both methods give the avid rifle hunter or archer ample opportunity to harvest the bear of their dreams.

  • Beginning in 2009, White Cloud Outfitters started hunting spring Black Bear on "odd years" only. By alternating hunting years, we expected to increase the overall age structure in our harvest. By limiting our hunter numbers to a total of 10-12 on those "odd years," we feel that hunters have a better chance of harvesting a trophy quality animal. Unit 36A continues to produce color phase bears including black, chocolate, cinnamon and blonde.

  • Our hunts are conducted from our comfortable base camp in the East Fork of the Salmon River. ·We use ATV’s and horses depending on the type of hunt you desire and weather condition at the time of your hunt.

  • Our success rate since 1987 has been 80-90% every year on 5-7 foot bears. Size and color are the only limiting factors of success to this hunt of a lifetime.

  • For rates please click HERE



White Cloud Outfitters™ Operating under special use permit on public lands administered by The Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Challis Bureau of Land Management and Salmon – Challis National Forest.