If My Friends Could See Me Now!

Don Seitz's friends thought he was wasting his time buying a Super Hunt ticket. They told him Idaho doesn't have any elk because wolves have eaten them all. He bought a ticket anyway and won a Super Hunt tag for an elk. Here's his answer to his friends back home in Missouri.    - Don Seitz, 2010 Super Hunt elk tag winner.   For more on Don's hunt go to


I'll be back!

“Calling in a 354 inch 8x9 Bull in the rut was really something to experience. I'll never forget it! Thanks to my friends and to IDFG for the excellent tag program my year was a huge success! I'm looking forward to dropping some tickets in the bucket next year!” – Jack Pederson, 2010 Super Hunt elk tag winner


Idaho Super Hunt Combo Winner 2011

What a great opportunity to hunt Idaho again this year. Thanks to Idaho Super Hunt for the tags. Hunted some of the most beautiful places in Idaho. I hunted only with family and friends, no outfitters or trespass fees. Hunted the longest and hardest for deer (from Aug 15 to Nov 30th), but never shot at or harvested one. However, I did let a few nice bucks go, for next years winners. It was just fun to have the chance to go to any area and hunt and maybe find the dream animal. Thanks again Idaho. -  Facebook entry as 'Idaho SuperTag'

Luck has everything to do with it!

My Idaho Super Hunt. By Ross Rackliff

Sometimes, it’s better to be lucky than good.

While this old adage applies to every kind of hunting, it’s perhaps even truer when it comes to big mule deer.

It seemed that the more research I did on where – and how – to hunt big mule deer, the tougher it appeared to be. The complicated draw systems and preference points put in place by most western states made it difficult, if not impossible, to hunt a quality mule deer area.

So when I read about the opportunity to apply for an Idaho Super Hunt tag, I figured it was worth a shot. I have to confess that I had no idea what an Idaho Super Hunt tag was until three days before the deadline. But I was looking for an opportunity to hunt big mule deer, and I figured a chance at this tag was worth rolling dice for. So I sent in six tickets (yes, just six tickets!) and forgot about it.

I was in for a surprise several weeks later when I got home to a message on my answering machine from Idaho Fish and Game. “Congratulations…” it began. I had to listen to the message three times before it finally started to sink in. I’d pulled a tag for an Idaho Super Hunt for mule deer!   - Ross Rackliff,  Winner of 2008 Super Hunt deer tag.  Excerpt from Mule Deer Country blog.  Click link for full story.

Super Hunt in Idaho's Lava Country

I have a long time from Idaho who always told me if I draw a tag in Idaho to give him a call!! When I received the call from the Idaho Fish and Game informing me that I had drawn the Idaho Super Tag for deer, I couldn’t wait to tell him the great news. I picked up the phone and the dates were set for the hunt.... Two years earlier I was lucky enough to hunt the area locally called lava country, and I knew there was a potential for a mature buck here.  The Idaho Super Hunt, the friendship and even the pack out was a trip to remember.  - Dennis Pahlisch, 2007 winner of Super Hunt deer tag. Excerpt from Mule Deer Country blog. Click link for full story.