Mountain Lion Catch and Release
A friend of mine owns hounds and last weekend he caught and released this small mountain lion in Southern Idaho… as is normal.
Hound hunters catch a surprising number (they are nowhere near endangered) of mountain lions and black bears every year and then let almost all of them go. It is a little known fact that most hound hunters release the mountain lion once it is caught. The worse thing to happen to them is they have to endure some barking and photos.
Most people don’t realize that despite common belief, their population is increasing over most of North America. They are a very successful species and can live in a variety of habitats. Their range extends all the way from Southern Canada down through the entire Western United States and throughout South America. There is also small population of “Florida panthers” in Florida. Of all species of wild felines, Mountain lions have the largest range. Here are a few more facts for you.
Hound hunting is the only form of catch-and-release hunting there is… other than tranquilizer darts.
If you haven’t tried hunting behind hounds, you should. It’s a ton of work, and you should expect to do some serious hiking, but it’s a lot of fun too. I’ve never taken a mountain lion myself, but I’ve been a part of catching and releasing a bunch of them. Not many people get the magical experience of being so close to one of these amazing creatures.
Whether you are a hunter or a photographer, we have some great mountain lion hunts available. Contact us if you’re interested in chasing one of these awesome animals.
We are able to hunt mountain lions all over the state of Wyoming and will choose the location for the best chances of success on your hunt.
This is a classic mountain lion hunt with a VERY hard working guide. High success rates on trophy-sized mountain lions, on the Idaho, Wyoming border so you can choose which state you want to hunt.
This hunt is hunt is an affordable alternative to someone looking for a deal. The houndsman on this hunt does a great job and works his butt off to help our clients get a cat.
This is one of our best mountain lion hunts. It takes place in prime lion country with a good population of mature toms. They use trucks, 4-wheelers and snowmobiles to find a track, then the hounds are turned out.
This mountain lion hunting outfitter has had about 90% success on these Idaho mountain lion hunts over the years, and if you do not have an opportunity at a mountain lion they’ll bring you back the following year for only ½ price.