About the Middle Fork Lodge Outfitters

Professionalism and pride in our business is the key to the success we have enjoyed since 1963. We strive to provide the best in high quality, personalized adventures for every client. Our past clients are happy to testify that we are successful in our efforts. We will be happy to provide you with a complete list of every hunter as far back as you wish. Hunting at Middle Fork Lodge is family operated from a private ranch within the heart of the “River of No Return Wilderness”. Living year round in the wilderness provides us with the unique opportunity of offering a variety of opportunities throughout the year. We offer trips in a large portion of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River within the Challis and Boise National Forests. We are protected by law as the only outfitter licensed to operate within the 400 sq. miles of our boundaries. The only means of access to this remote area is bush plane, or horseback. Boise is our closest commercial airport if you travel via commercial airlines. If you elect to drive to Idaho, our closest access points are Challis, Salmon or McCall. We will be happy to assist you with the flight arrangements with competent, experienced air charter services.



"This was quite a trip. It was a rugged and physically challenging experience, in country that was even more beautiful than normal as the leaves had begun to change. I've done a fair amount of hunting and, therefore, have a yardstick by which to measure the organization and professionalism associated with any particular hunt. You should know that the crew represents you incredibly well. They are organized and hardworking, yet retain a great sense of humor and are very enjoyable to be around. Their knowledge of the area and its wildlife is really impressive. More importantly, the ethical standards that they employ in their guiding and their sense of strong stewardship for the land on which we camped and hunted are first rate. Even if our results had not been so good (which they absolutely were!), I could not be more complimentary of their efforts and the credit that they bring to The Middle Fork Lodge."

Jay Hagenbauch Ketchum, Idaho