Elk Hunting Testimonials

Our elk hunters share their past experiences…

Bruce Blackstone – Washington State
Well run, highly professional hunting outfitter service. Guides work very hard to help you succeed, know the country like the back of their hand. Accommodations and meals first class.Highly recommended.

“I have elk hunted both archery and rifle with Rawhide Outfitters nine times and the Cranney’s continue to amaze me with the quality of their service. John, Cathy, Justin and Luke’s attention to detail and hard work will make a hunt in the wilderness of Idaho an experience to be remembered forever. The only downside is finding enough time to go again. Simply put, I would not elk hunt with any other outfitter…” Duane Brown

Brady Hitesman – Salmon, Idaho
The Cranney’s have always been an amazing family I got to see it growing up in Salmon. My first deer was with Luke Cranney, up past North Fork Id wow!!!What a hike! I will never forget how knowlegable,caring, and fun he was to be with. These people are exactly the type of people that someone can model an honest life after. There really isn’t enough that I can say to even explain how they have impacted my life. I recently was released back into the community, and for them to have let me know that I was still on there minds and in their prayers while I was in there,,, that meant more then anything,, I am very excited to one day eat a potluck dinner with and see them once again.. thanks for the great memories.. God Bless


“Rawhide Outfitters made it possible for me to fulfill my dream of killing a bull elk with my bow. The one-on-one guide to hunter ratio that you use is just great. It allows you to develop a relationship with the guide that allows you to work as a team to get your elk. Thanks again for a great trip. I will certainly be glad to recommend Rawhide Outfitters to anyone looking for a successful bow hunting trip.”  Bob Delk


“Everyone associated with Rawhide Outfitters demonstrates over and over outstanding wholesome integrity. “The joy of the Lord is their strength!” The first time I came for a hunt was in 2003 and I’ve been coming back just about every year since for either an elk or bear hunt, steelhead fishing or white water rafting. Each trip has been an amazing quality adventure, being diverse, challenging, exciting and above all fun! The fabulous food and excellent accommodations far surpass what I’ve experienced other places. This past fall I was very grateful to accomplish my long time goal of harvesting a bull elk with my long bow. I have much gratitude and appreciation for the Cranney family, for their friendship, for always going the extra mile, for making my success and enjoyment their number one goal.”  Steve Evans