Tom Loder's Panhandle Outfitters


Panhandle Outfitters offers fly-fishing and elk, deer, bear, lion, moose, hunting, in Idaho, Montana and Washington. We operate under US Forest Service permits and State Outfitter & Guide Board Licensing. Our exclusive permits on select rivers and prime hunting areas for both our Public and Private Land operations were purchased to provide the highest quality outdoor experience. When you select Panhandle Outfitters here are some of the outdoor pursuits and adventures you will enjoy:

  • Rifle Hunts
  • Big Game Hunting
  • Idaho Fly Fishing
  • Combo Elk & Deer
  • Mountain Lion Hunts
  • Idaho Wolf Hunts
  • Private Ranch Hunts
  • Archery Hunts
  • Idaho Elk Hunts
  • Montana Fly Fishing
  • Mule Deer Hunting
  • Idaho Moose Hunts
  • Predator Hunts
  • Hiawatha Trail Tours
  • Muzzleloader Hunts
  • Idaho Deer Hunts
  • Washington Fly Fishing
  • Whitetail Deer Hunting
  • Idaho Bear Hunts
  • Grouse Hunts
  • Horse Pack Trips

Tom is a licensed Outfitter & GUIDE in Idaho, Montana and Washington. In Idaho we feature Trophy hunts for Combo Elk & Deer, Bear, Cougar, Moose, and Wolf. In Washington we hunt an exclusive 17,000 Acre Private Ranch for Trophy Mule Deer. We Guide Fly Fishing Trips on famous trout rivers including: Idaho's St. Joe River, Clearwater River, Moyie River, and Private Trophy Waters loaded with 2 to 12 pound trout, located near Coeur d’Alene ID. In Montana we fish the Clark Fork and Kootenai Rivers and in Washington we fish the Spokane River, Spring Creeks, and Lakes.

Pursuit of Tom's passion for fishing and hunting led to a BS Degree in Outdoor Recreation and since 1972 he has been providing the highest quality professional services. His experienced Guides are also licensed professionals. Tom's years of service and dedication to clients is also demonstrated by Professional Leadership. Tom's Service includes a Board Of Director's position for the Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association and President of the Panhandle Chapter.

The name Panhandle Outfitters was chosen from the beautiful region of northern Idaho and the scenic Panhandle National Forest serving as the base of his outfitting operations. The picturesque town of Coeur d'Alene is centered in Idaho's Panhandle region which is closely bordered between (Spokane) Washington on the West and (St. Regis / Libby) Montana on the East. In order to offer clients more choices of select trout rivers to fish and other premier locations to hunt Tom expanded his outfitting and guiding business into the states of Montana and Washington. The entire region and its magnificent Bitterroot Mountain Range can be easily accessed via Spokane Washington's International Airport. From the Airport or Hotel we can arrange to pick you up or you can rent a vehicle and be on your way to Refresh Your Senses with our High Mountain Hunting and Fishing Adventures.

Go Wild - Go Safe - Go Experienced

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Guide and Outfitter awards Received by Tom Loder's Panhandle Outfitters

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Top Operation Outfitters

Top Rated Operation: Panhandle Outfitters was selected through a survey of its own clients to be a top rated outfitting operation, an honor only given to those with the highest quality outdoor adventure services.

Picked By You Guides

Picked by You Guides: Panhandle Outfitters has been honored with this award, which was achieved only by receiving outstanding remarks from people like you who have enjoyed a trip with us.

Tom Loder's Panhandle Outfitters
Refresh your senses

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  • Phone/Fax: (509) 922-8289
  • 12601 S. Thunder Mountain
  • ValleyFord, WA 99036
  • Idaho Outfitter and Guide License #5068 & #15146
  • Montana Outfitter and Guide License # 7439