Make The McCall Promise Today!

Member Login

Please login to access your business profile

Lost your password?

Contact Us

  • Address: 605 N 3rd St | McCall, ID 83638
  • Mailing Address: PO Box 350 | McCall, ID 83638
  • Map & Directions

When hunting season is open, camo is the color of choice! From waterfowl to turkey, elk and deer to bear, the McCall area is a prime basecamp for sportsmen and women.

Hunting grounds in the area vary wildly (pun intended), but general recommendations for safety and etiquette are universal.

 

Off-Road Riding

Be respectful and stay on the roads! Use of all OHVs (ATV/four-wheelers, UTVs/side-by-sides, and off-road motorcycles) is restricted to areas shown on the Payette National Forest’s Motor Vehicle Use Map. This map is also available for free at Payette National Forest offices. Some roads will be closed for the fall season to help protect vulnerable road surfaces, provide non-motorized hunting opportunities and prevent excessive motorized hunting pressure.

Camping

We know many of you who would camp out for the entire hunting season if you could. Just keep in mind that campsites on undeveloped parts of the forest may only be occupied (including by unoccupied RVs or camping equipment) for up to 18 consecutive days. After this period, camps must be relocated at least five miles away from the original site.  Please note that stay limits on undeveloped areas of many national forest units and lands managed by other agencies are commonly only 14 days—please check with the responsible agency in advance. Fee campgrounds on Payette National Forest may only be occupied for 14 consecutive days.

Hunting Blinds

Stay limit rules associated with campsites also apply to hunting blinds; they must be removed after 18 consecutive days.  Also, construction of permanent or semi-permanent hunting blinds is not allowed.  Failure to remove man-made components of hunting blinds is treated in the same manner as garbage left behind by visitors and is illegal.

Hiking During Hunting Season

To make sure you are visible to hunters that may be in the area, follow these general tips:

  • Wear bright clothing. Make yourself more visible. Choose colors that stand out, like red, orange or green, and avoid blacks, browns, earth-toned greens and animal-colored clothing.
  • Make noise. Whistle, sing or carry on a conversation as you walk to alert hunters to your presence. Sound carries well across mountain basins, and hunters should be listening for any sounds of animal movement.
  • Make yourself known. If you do hear shooting, raise your voice and let hunters know that you are in the vicinity.
  • Know your own comfort level. If hunting makes you uneasy, choose a hike in a location where hunting is not allowed, such as in Ponderosa State Park or designated trails at areas like Jug Mountain Ranch, Tamarack Resort, and Brundage Mountain Resort.

Campfires

Always pay careful attention to fire restrictions. Before you head out into the woods, be sure to check here:  https://www.idahofireinfo.com/

Need more information? Contact District Offices

Hunting Rules & Regs    Idaho Hunt Planner

Local Resources

Previous arrow Next arrow

McCall Angler

616 N. 3rd St. Suite 115A
McCall, Idaho 83638

Valley and Adams County’s Premier Fishing Outfitter with over 20 years of guiding experience. Providing guided fishing on local waters and into the backcountry. Also, doing floats on the Payette...

Read More

Fly Fish McCall

Riggins, ID, United States

Fly Fish McCall has offered guided drift boat Steelhead fishing on the famous Salmon River for over twenty years. We love what we do, and because of this we are the best! All our trips start at Riggin...

Read More

Payette National Forest

500 North Mission Street, McCall, ID, United States

Spanning four season in a single day, visitors can explore the contrasts of the Payette National Forest. With 2.3 million acres of public land, our deep canyons to crisp alpine lakes make up the cente...

Read More

Ponderosa State Park

1920 Davis Ave, McCall, ID, United States

Beautiful Payette Lake is the centerpiece of Ponderosa State Park, located in the heart of one of Idaho’s most popular year-round destinations. Hike and bike on your own or with a guide, listen ...

Read More

Black Pine Deer Farm

13508 Farm to Market Road, McCall, ID, United States

Our farm raises European Fallow Deer for their venison, hides and antlers. We sell different meat cuts by the pound to restaurants, stores and the public. Our meat is naturally grown, high quality, ho...

Read More

Mountain River Outfitters

1323 S Main St, Riggins, ID, United States

Mountain River Outfitters, LLC is Idaho’s premier whitewater and fishing outfitter. Owned and operated by Jess and Brenda Bough out of Riggins, the family has committed their lives to providing ...

Read More

Drift West

616 N 3rd St Suite 115A
McCall, Idaho 83638

Drift West is a consortium of outdoor enthusiasts, explorers and avid fly anglers. Our goal is to provide a boutique experience to our clients, booking world-class trips to fabled trout waters, world-...

Read More

River Adventures Inc.

122 South Main Street
Riggins, Idaho 83549

We specialize in fishing trips and historical tours by jet boat on the Salmon River “River of No Return” and Snake River in “Hells Canyon”. Enjoy Sport Fishing for Steelhead, Salmon, Sturgeon,...

Read More

Salmon Raft

184 Industrial Loop
McCall, Idaho 83638

We love being a **McCall-based whitewater rafting** company! The Salmon River, in all of its 400+ miles of damless beauty, is a special place that everyone should see, and it’s easy to do from M...

Read More

Don't Miss These Events

Visiting McCall soon? Check out our events calendar for things happening now and later.

Let's Go

Share


Warning: Undefined array key "HTTP_REFERER" in /tmp/visit-mccall-cache/1354806d1c5e03099307d600e6a037cc0b448bec.php on line 2

Seasons

  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer