BHON1 – Idaho Mountain Lion Wolf Combo Hunt with Buck Horn Outfitters LLC
Idaho Mountain Lion Hunt
Idaho has been known as a premier state for fantastic mountain lion hunting and our outfitters area is no exception.
This experienced houndsman and his professional mountain lion hunting guides have experienced great success chasing and harvesting mature toms along the scenic Salmon River in the wilderness of the West Central Mountains of Idaho. This thirty mile stretch of river drainage along the South Fork of the Salmon River hosts a high number of wintering elk and mule deer during this time of year, with no shortage of predators to follow.
Experienced Houndsman & Hounds
- Lodging and Meals included
- 90% success rate on Mature Toms
- Six full Hunt days
- Guaranteed tags (OTC)
- Can Combo with Wolf & Bobcat!
- This hunt can be physically difficult, however our Outfitter & Houndsman have been able to successfully accommodate all ability levels!
- Non resident hunting license – $154.75
- Non resident mountain lion tag – $186
- Non resident wolf tag- $31.75
- 6% Idaho Tax, 3% Federal use Tax
- All lodging and meals for the scheduled hunt dates
- Professional Guiding, Experienced houndsman & hounds
- Transportation to & from the hunting areas
- Professional field care and Pack out of game animals taken
*Prices subject to change without notice, so lock your price in with a deposit asap.
Lodging and Accommodations
Hunters will stay in the Outfitters private Guest Cabins with Amentites in Yellow Pine, Idaho. All meals are provided by the outfitter. Home cooked breakfast and dinner in the Outfitters home, sack lunch to go for the field. Please speak to Consultant and Outfitter for any special dietary needs or requests.
Typical Daily Schedule
An average day will consist of waking up early around 5:30 am to a wonderful home cooked breakfast & coffee before heading out to hunt for the day. Hunters & Outfitter will leave around 7:00 am to go begin the search for previous nights tracks. The Houndsmen will have left long before the hunters are awake, typically between 2:00-5:00 am to search for fresh tracks. You will meet up with Houndsman and often times he will have already located tracks and formulated strategy to start the chase! Hunters & guides will cover ground mostly by 4X4 Trucks and Snow machines untill tracks are located. Once fresh tracks have been located and the chase has began hunters will have the option to stand back and watch things unfold or join in the chase on foot! Travel from roads & trails will typically be short distance and by foot. They have used Horses & Snowshoes in some cases to get hunters as close as they can to a treed Mountain Lion. (4×4 trucks, ATV’S, Snowmobiles, Snowshoes, and horses have been used when the weather dictates. case by case).
Our head guide is a second generation Houndsman with a lifetime of experience chasing Idaho’s predators and hunting this area for over a decade! Hound hunting is a year-round affair for a true Houndsman, and ours are among the best. They know the area very intimately as well as how to locate and put mature Mountain Lions in the tree!
If you plan to fly commercially to Idaho, we recommend that you fly into Boise (BOI). You will arrive in Boise and then drive a rental to Yellow Pine roughly 4 hours.(Don’t forget to pickup any last minute items in Boise). Clients who choose to drive can drive straight into Yellow Pine, Idaho. You will be met by the outfitter in Yellow Pine where you will get all settled in for the following day to begin the hunt!
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Suggested Gear List for a Mountain Lion Hunt
The weather on a mountain lion hunt can range widely from rain, sleet, snow and wind to warm and sunny. Whether you’re hunting mountain lions in Colorado, Idaho, or Wyoming your gear will be pretty much the same. Packing accordingly can be a challenge, so a good layering system is the way to go. If you’re hunting mountain lions on dry ground your gear will be different. The weather will probably be warm as this is typically an Arizona thing. Also, you will probably be riding horses, so dress accordingly, but be prepared for a cold front to move in, or rain.
The case could be made that you don’t really need a spotting scope on a mountain lion hunt, and I would have to agree. But you will usually be hunting winter range and it sure is nice to get a close up look at that big bull on the opposite ridge.
CLOTHING AND APPAREL
❏ Underwear (1 pair per day)
❏ Base Layer Top and Bottom (2 – 3 pairs per week) *we suggest merino wool
❏ Lightweight Camo Jacket
❏ Windstopper Camo Jacket
❏ Midweight Camo Jacket
❏ Lightweight Camo Vest
❏ Lightweight Camo Shirt (3 – 5 per week)
❏ Lightweight Camo Pants (1-2 pair per week)
❏ Midweight Camo Pants (1 pair per week)
❏ Rain Gear
❏ Blaze Orange (rifle hunts) *check Regulations in the state you are hunting
❏ Lightweight Gloves
❏ Midweight Gloves
❏ Camo Cap
❏ Camo Stocking Cap or Camo Beanie
❏ Heavy Shirt
❏ Cold Weather Pants
❏ Insulated Parka (with hood)
❏ Insulated Bibs
❏ Balaclava and/or Neck Gaiter
❏ Wool Gloves
❏ Insulated Waterproof Gloves
❏ Hand Muff
❏ Hand Warmer Packets
❏ Bow *check Regulations in the state you are hunting
❏ Arrows (at least one doz.)
❏ Broadheads *check Regulations in the state you are hunting
❏ Release *an extra release is recommended
❏ Soft Bow Case
❏ Hard Bow Case
PERSONAL AND MISC. ITEMS
❏ Lip Balm
❏ Insect Repellent
❏ Moleskin for blisters
❏ Super Glue
❏ Prescription Medication
❏ Duct Tape
❏ Pain Reliever
❏ Extra Glasses and/or Contacts
❏ Quality Polarized Sunglasses
❏ Personal Toiletries
❏ Video Camera and/or GoPro
❏ Extra Batteries for all Electronics
*This is a sample/generic gear list. For more specific details for the time of year you are traveling to, we recommend checking with your outfitter, consultant or your destination’s local Wildlife Management Agency.
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