Idaho Mountain Lion Hunting
West Central Idaho mountain lion hunting along the elk and mule deer winter range of the South Fork of the Salmon River.
This experienced houndsman and his professional mountain lion hunting guides have experienced great success chasing and harvesting mature toms along the scenic South Fork of the Salmon River in the wilderness of the West Central Mountains of Idaho. This 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.
So far, out Idaho mountain lion hunting clients have had an 80% success rate on mature toms.
- Lodging and Meals are included on the hunt.
- Hunt for six full days.
- Guaranteed, over-the-counter mountain lion tags.
- Be sure to get a wolf tag. They’re common in this area.
- There’s always a chance for a bobcat too!
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On our Idaho mountain lion hunting trip, you’ll be hunting with an experienced houndsman who runs well trained hounds. Our head guide is a second generation houndsman with a lifetime of experience chasing bears and mountain lions in Idaho. He’s been hunting the South Fork of the Salmon River 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!
You should be warned that this hunt has the potential to be physically difficult depending on where you’re tom decides to bay up. However our outfitter and his houndsman have been able to successfully accommodate all ability levels.
Hunters will stay in a private guest cabins with full amenities. All meals are provided by the outfitter.
- Home cooked breakfast and dinner in the outfitters home.
- Sack lunches are prepared every morning for in the field.
- Please speak to your Hunting Consultant and the outfitter for any special dietary needs or requests.
An average day will consist of waking up early around 5:30 am to a wonderful home cooked breakfast and coffee before heading out to hunt for the day. Hunters and guide(s) 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 eventually meet up with the houndsman and often times he will have already located tracks and formulated strategy to start the chase! Hunters and guides will cover ground mostly by 4X4 trucks and snow machines while looking for fresh tracks.
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 and trails will typically be short distance and by foot. They have used horses and 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).
If you want to try out Idaho mountain lion hunting for yourself, contact us today for more details.
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