Idaho has long been known as a premier state for fantastic mountain lion hunting.
If you’re looking into Idaho mountain lion hunts Idaho needs to be on your short list. This state has long been known for producing big toms.
- Idaho has over-the-counter mountain lion tags.
- High mountain lion populations.
- High success rates.
- Good chance to find a mature trophy tom to run.
- Lots of public land with good hunting.
- Our Idaho outfitters have access to thousands of private land as well.
When you’re ready to book a cougar hunt, let us know and we’ll get you in touch with some amazing outfitters.
IDAHO MOUNTAIN LION HUNTS:
Trophy Cougar Hunts
If you’re looking into Idaho mountain lion hunts Idaho needs to be on your short list. Good snow, lots of big toms.
Our experienced houndsman and his professional mountain lion hunting guides have experienced great success chasing and harvesting mature toms.
Hunt 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.
- Mountain lion hunting seasons from September to the end of March.
- Lodging and Meals included.
- Over-the-counter hunting licenses and tags.
- Rifles, handguns, archery equipment including crossbows may be used.
- Excellent quality, and high success rates on mature toms.
- This will be mostly 4×4 based travel until the chase begins but they might even use horses, ATVs, and/or snow machines to get the hunter as close as they can before taking off on foot for the final chase.
- Contact us for pricing and availability.
We also have a hunt on the Continental Divide between Idaho and Montana.
This is a small, well run Mom-and-Pop type small operation dedicated to personal service of each client that hunts with them. They raise and train their own top quality pack of hounds, so they are not dependent on hiring another houndsman to take their hunters. The area they hunt is huge, which allows them to rest areas allowing for selective harvest of mountain lions and not over pressuring the resource.
While you’re on your hunt, you can help them run their trapline! They regularly trap bobcats, coyotes, marten, beaver and even wolves. For an added trophy fee (paid prior to your hunt), you can take home any furs that are caught while you are there.
Hunting between November and March increases your chances for having good tracking conditions for the hounds.
An average day on our Idaho mountain lion hunts will consist of waking up early and eating a hearty breakfast before beginning the hunt for the day. Once departed from town and out to the hunting areas you will spend the majority of the day in search for fresh tom tracks to cut the dogs loose on.
Specialized Spot-and-Stalk Mountain Lion Hunt
This outfitter has surprisingly high success rates considering how he is hunting lions. Plus, you can combo with wolves.
Spot and stalk hunting a mountain lion is a low odds endeavor, but our outfitter gets it done! He hunts the elk winter range and spends a lot of time glassing for kills. Once a kill is found you’ll sit for long hours behind the glass trying to pick the cougar out of the landscape. This is a different twist on what most people consider ONLY a hound hunt.
One great thing about this hunt is that while you are glassing, your odds of seeing a wolf are quite high. Be warned though, seeing a wolf and shooting one are two very different things!
If you aren’t having luck glassing up a tom, there is always the option to call the houndsman.
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When you’re ready to start planning your hunt, just contact us or fill out the form on this page. Be sure to let us know exactly what you have in mind, and we’ll do our best to help you find the perfect outfitter and get it booked.
Our hunters enjoy great success.
I just wanted to drop you a line and do a hunt report for the hunt you set me up with. We had a wonderful mountain lion hunt in Nevada it truly couldn’t have been any better. There’s not much to say other that it was a fantastic hunt from start to finish. Thanks again to Outdoors International for setting us up with a great lion hunt, it was an experience of a lifetime!
They took me on the hunt of a lifetime. We went through some of the most beautiful terrain there is. They has great hounds and top of the line equipment. John really knows lion hunting. It was a “fair chase” hunt I will remember for a lifetime!
Great cancellation Idaho mountain lion hunting opportunity and a large tom harvested with archery equipment. Thanks for quickly putting it together. Everyone was very good to work with.