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The Mountain Lion is one of the most elusive animals in the wild, and live in the most rugged country in the West. They are hunted exclusively with hounds, and are very nomadic with the mature Toms having a home range in excess of 100 sq miles. A typical day lion hunting (in the snow) starts well before daylight driving roads in trucks, atv’s and snowmobiles looking for tracks. Once a track is found the dogs are released on it and then you'll try to keep up with the dogs, by any means necessary until they tree or bay the lion up. If no snow is present you'll hike canyons with the dogs until they strike a track, then you'll hike with the dogs and help them if necessary. this requires hiking several miles a day and is physically very demanding. Although snow does increase your odds of finding and catching a lion their hounds do not require snow to hunt lion. If the whole hound experience, and not just the kill is what you are looking for I would actually recommend a dry ground lion hunt. This hunt is a harvest objective unit and tags are available over the counter until the quota fills up. Although it is legal to kill females this is a trophy Tom hunt. This is a 1:1 fully guided 5 day hunt.


  • Species: Cougar
  • Average Classification: 120 - 150
  • Shot Opportunity: 80
  • Weapons: Rifle, Archery
  • Hunt Catalog #: RB7853-03
  • Tag Availability: Over The Counter
Classification details:

Mature Toms are targeted for this hunt.



Options for a non-hunter to observe for $50/day for 5 days.

  • Non-hunter $250.00

  • Available Dates

    November 24, 2020 - January 15, 2023


    • Member Price: $5,495.00
    • Non-Member Price: $6,200.00

    License tags are not included in the price of the hunt. *SPOTS FOR 2022

    Group Options

    Options for a non-hunter


    Southwest Utah, Utah, United States of America

    Refund Policy:

    Deposits are not refundable. When you make a deposit or payment that money is used to reserve your adventure dates and we cannot sell them to anyone else. If for some reason you have to cancel, you will lose your deposit and any payments you have made. If you are concerned that you might get sick or otherwise have to cancel, we suggest buying trip insurance. There are insurance companies that specialize in providing insurance policies for outfitter bookings and hunts. One such company we recommend is globalrescue.com. It is also our policy, depending on the adventure you booked and at our discretion, that if you have to cancel and we are able to book a replacement for you at the regular price we will work with you to apply your deposits to another adventure. Please note that we cannot refund or roll state or government license fees, application fees, draw results, or tags.


    You will head out in the mornings with the hounds loaded up and a cooler packed with lunch. Time is spent covering ground looking for tracks and deciding if they are worth turning the dogs on them. Once the hounds are on tracks the excitement gets intense. You never know how far the cat will go before treeing.

    HuntX Scale (Low 1 - 5 High)

    • Lodging & Accommodations: Client Provided/Hotel

      Lodging & Accommodations Scale

      5 - Cabin/Lodge

      4 - Bunk House/Trailer

      3 - Wall Tent

      2 - Backpack Tent

      1 - Client Provided/Hotel

    Hunter is required to pay for their own lodging. Outfitter can help arrange if hunter prefers. There are plenty of lodging options in Cortez, Co.

    • Menu & Food: Client Provided

      Menu & Food Scale

      5 - 5 Star Catered

      4 - Full Kitchen

      3 - Field Kitchen

      2 - Backpack Food

      1 - Client Provided

    Hunter will be responsible for their own food. Outfitter will provide lunch and snacks.

    • Physical Conditions: Moderate Hiking

      Physical Conditions Scale:

      5 - All Vehicle Access

      4 - Light Hiking

      3 - Moderate Hiking

      2 - Heavy Hiking

      1 - Extreme Back Country

    It can really be beneficial to be in good shape. You will be hiking for extended periods of time. Hunter should expect to be hiking 2-3 miles per day and it may be in some deep snow.

    Transportation (To/From Basecamp)

    Hunter will fly into Cortez, Colorado. Hunter must rent a car and drive to his/her hotel where they will be picked up daily for hunting.


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    Hunter should be prepared to have long days in the field in some colder weather. There will be a lot of hiking in pursuit of big toms. Hunter will follow the dogs in some steep and rocky terrain. Moderate to heavy hunting clothing is recommended, but hunter will also be very active so layering systems are best.

    What Outfitter Provides

    • Hounds
    • Bagged lunch during hunt

    What to Bring

    • Warm and comfortable hiking boots
    • Binoculars and rangefinder
    • Rifle with 40 rounds of ammunition or bow with 12 arrows with appropriate broadheads
    • Moderate to cold weather hunting clothing-layering systems recommended
    • Hunting hat & gloves
    • Gaiters
    • Thermal Base Layers

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