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Idaho


I have hunted Idaho twice and both times during January. We were running cats, both lion and bobcats. This state has everything for the hunting archer, from the high dwelling sheep and goat to the antelope of the sage brush flats. It also has some of the most "up and down" country I've been in. I will return.


An hour ride in a Cessna 206 got us into the heart of the Selway-Bitterroots along the North Fork of the Salmon River


Gary Madsen has been doing this for 30 years and knows the country and the animals that live here as well as anyone


Sue giving her posterior a much needed rest. We were in the saddle from before daybreak 'til after sunset


Sue enjoying ride up one of many drainages we looked over. Obviously that smile indicates this was our first day out


Two things that are necessary for chasing cats in this country. Good horse and a good hound


Gary and myself ready to make 1500 foot climb to the top


I'm heading into a heavy snowstorm. Have to take the days as you get them


Beautiful yet rugged country




I swear Gary's horse's all have 2 legs shorter on one side than the other. Never found any ground flat enough to prove it


Unwinding in hot sulfur spring. After spending all day in the saddle in sub-zero weather this took the kinks out


This country is full of a variety of game that we saw daily. Here is a group of elk caught in the open


Sue packing her always present camera gear and, of course, my lunch


Even Gary needs a rest after 3 hour hike to the top in bobcat chase


Idaho Fish & Game Department

Idaho State Bowhunters

Idaho Archery