1. Panhandle Region

The Panhandle of Idaho is known for its thick groves of Western Red Cedar and Douglas-Fir. Bugling elk and thick horned Whitetail bucks haunt these densely covered lands. Wolves, Mountain Lions, and the occasional Grizzly Bear also call these woods their home.

2. Clearwater Region

The Clearwater Region is home to the deepest gorge in North America. Hells Canyon is filled with elk, Mule Deer, Whitetail Deer, Mountain Goat and holds the most records for Bighorn Sheep. The grass-covered prairies of the Palouse hold Idaho’s highest concentration of Turkeys. The Clearwater, Selway, and Lochsa Rivers stretch from Montana to Washington and are home to elk and Whitetail Deer.

3. Southwest Region

The Southwest region is the longest region of the state. It stretches from the game-rich Central Idaho Wilderness areas to the Owyhee desert. Every small game, upland game, waterfowl, and big game animal in Idaho can be found in this region. You can pursue California Bighorn Sheep in the Owyhee Desert or take a multi-day pack trip for elk into the Frank Church Wilderness.

4. Magic Valley Region 

The Magic Valley Region is home to some of the largest elk in Idaho. It also contains some of the best waterfowl hunting along the Snake River Plain.

5. Southeast Region

The Southeast Region still holds some of the best Shiras Moose hunting. Elk and Mule Deer abound in the mountains and small pockets of Whitetails follow the Snake River.

6. Upper Snake Region

The Upper Snake Region borders Yellowstone National Park and is home to all big game animals except California Bighorn Sheep. You can hunt Moose on the Henry’s Fork of the Snake or Pronghorn Antelope under Mount Borah in the Lost River Range. Hot springs leftover from the Yellowstone bubble make a waterfowlers paradise.

7. Salmon Region 

The Salmon Region encompasses the Frank Church Wilderness, the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, and the Salmon River Mountains. This region also is home to every big game species other than California Bighorns.