This outfit lives to hunt lions. They have top notch dogs that can trail on dry ground or snow. Success rates have averaged 70% on dry ground and 90%+ on snow. In addition to high success rates, many trophy toms continue to be taken.
Hunting is done from mules or horses and 4wd trucks. Mules and horses are used more on the dry ground hunts than the snow hunts. Dry ground hunts run from the end of October to the end of May. Clients looking for a snow hunt, should book from December through February. The primary method employed for snow hunts is to have 2-3 trucks driving the roads looking for tracks. Once a track from a mature tom is found, the guides communicate with each other, meet at the track and turn the dogs loose.
An added bonus is that hunting can be done 24 hours a day in Nevada so if a cat is treed late in day the hunt can still go on. Normal hunting elevations range from 6000 feet to 9000+ feet.
License cost is $142 for a non-resident hunting license and $101 for a lion tag. Both are available over-the counter. Persons born after January 1, 1960 must have a hunter education card or certificate to purchase a license.
The hunt takes place within two hours of Las Vegas which opens up a lot of vacation possibilities such as combining a trip to Vegas before or after the hunt with a spouse or friends.
Includes meals, lodging, 1×1 guiding, skinning of lion. A maximum of two hunters can be taken per hunt.
7 Day Hunt - $5200
These folks are so sure that you’ll have a chance at a lion that they offer this guarantee: If we fail to tree you a legal lion, you will be welcomed back at 1/2 price. If we fail to tree a legal lion on your return trip, you are welcomed back for free. A legal lion is a male or an adult female without kittens.
Hunts are held in western Colorado in December and January. Mode of transportation is 4×4’s, snowmobiles, and leg work. Hunters may use rifle, pistol, muzzleloader or bow.
Hunters are required to take a mountain lion education and identification course before they will be issued a license. The test can be taken online or at any DOW office. Licenses are over-the-counter and are based on a quota for the areas. Cost is $41 for residents and $351 for non-residents. A $10 habitat stamp is also required.
Many clients bring their spouse or a friend on this hunt. The outfitter’s wife will take wives of hunters on day trips sight seeing. Non-hunting guests can also accompany the hunter during the hunt. Cost for non-hunting guests is $150 / day.
If two hunters book together, they will have 10 days to hunt as a 2×1 hunt.
Airport pick up and drop off can be arranged to either Grand Junction or Montrose airports - cost is $150 for round trip.
Includes meals, lodging, guides and hounds.
5 Day Hunt - $5000
This is a hunt where the chase leading up to the kill is as exciting as the kill itself! The outfitter only takes 2 mountain lions per year so book early to hold your spot. Hunts are typically held from December 1 - February 28. Can also add a bobcat or lynx for an additional fee - see below. Lynx can only be hunted during December.
May use rifle, blackpowder or bow. If you thrill to the sound of hounds and want a big cat, this is your hunt.
All hunts are scheduled for 7 days but end when the animal(s) you are hunting is taken.
Hunters can fly into Cranbrook, B.C. and be met at the airport or fly into Kalispel, MT., rent a vehicle and drive 2 1/2 hours to meet the outfitter. Another option is to fly into Spokane, WA and drive to meet the outfitter. Airfare at Spokane is usually more affordable.
License cost: Mountain lion $230; bobcat $40; lynx $40. All licenses subject to 12% tax.
Included: meals, lodging, 1×1 guiding, care of trophy.
7 Day Hunt - $6000 US (Plus 6% GST)
7 Day Hunt - Mountain Lion / Bobcat $7500 US (Plus 6% GST)
7 Day Hunt - Mountain Lion / Lynx $7500 US (Plus 6% GST)
7 Day Hunt - Mountain Lion / Bobcat and Lynx - $8500 US (Plus 6% GST)
This hunt is conducted on private and/or permitted public lands near Sheridan with 90+% success rate.
Two hunters can come at the same time and each will have their own guide and dogs.
This an exciting hunt starting with locating a fresh track, listening to the dogs work and then tree the cat. The guide and hunter work their way to the treed cat and determine if the cat is large enough to harvest or if another cat needs to be located.
Snow greatly increases the odds of success. This area normally has snow from Nov 15 on but waiting until early December is a safer bet. Also the primary hunting area has an 18 cat quota - when the quota is hit, hunting is shut down. This normally happens in late December.
Licenses are available over the counter. A hunter’s safety card is required if born on or after January 1, 1966.
Includes: 1×1 guiding, in field transportation, meals, lodging, skinning of lion, airport pick up and drop off at Sheridan, WY airport.
7 Day Hunt - $5500 (Nov. 15 through end of Dec.)
Hunt the beautiful Big Horn Mountains for North America’s largest feline. Hunting is done by dogs and hunters have enjoyed a 90+% success rate with this outfitter. Hunt takes place on private ranches, national forest and BLM land.
Once a track is located in the snow, the hounds are set free and the end result is a cat in a tree. Many large cats have been taken.
The outfitter can handle up to two hunters at one time. Each hunter will have their own houndsman and dogs and hunt in a different area.
Snow greatly increases the odds of success. This area normally has snow from Nov 15 on but waiting until early December is a safer bet. Wyoming units have a quota on harvested cats and once the quota is hit, hunting is shut down for the season. This normally happens in late December on the east side of the Big Horn Mountains. This outfitter also hunts the west side of the Big Horns which rarely hits their quota but it is extremely rugged country consequently hunters must be in good shape to hunt the western side.
Includes guide (1 hunter/guide) lodging, meals, transportation during the hunt, delivery of mount to taxidermist, airport pick-up and drop-off (Sheridan airport).
5 Day Hunt - $4800 (Nov. 15 through March). Licenses are available over the counter. Cost is $362 plus $12.50 conservation stamp. A hunter’s safety card is required if born on or after January 1, 1966.