Idaho Mountain Lion #103

Idaho Mountain Lion #103

We have an excellent Idaho outfitter with whom we have personally hunted several times. He has been featured many times on various TV and Outdoor shows, and Buck Masters hunts with him for their video series every year! He has excellent whitetails, mulies, elk and bear, but he does have a real passion for BIG CATS. So he hunts them all up and down the Rockies, from Idaho down to Nevada.  He has been hunting Nevada for about the last 7-8 years.  A couple years ago they found an a new area in NEVADA, that has them pretty excited. Big numbers of good size lions, and almost no hunting pressure either!
Besides Nevada, he hunts Idaho. Most folks are unaware of just how good the cat hunting is in Idaho. It has produced the largest number of B&C cats of any state- 155 cats! And another 317 P&Y. It also holds the #2 all time B&C spot. Of the top 50 cougars in B&C and P&Y, Idaho holds 30 spots! We particularly like the area along the Wyoming/Idaho Border, and the area of central Idaho.
ID #103 mt. lion pic (2)He also hunts Nevada. Northern Nevada by contrast, is a sleeper for these big cats. Although size wise they may be slightly behind Idaho in the books, in terms of success and average size, they make up for it by having almost zero hunting pressure and easier winters on their cats! That means well fed, unstressed cats. Those giant Nevada mulies get whacked regularly by these cats! Also, the hunting tends to be a bit easier then in Idaho. Nevada success is a bit more weather dependent, as Idaho tends to get more moisture which helps the dogs find and hold scent. But they will hunt you where the best conditions are, and discuss it with you in advance. We advise lion clients to stay in close contact about scent and weather conditions, right up until you leave!
He has good string of dogs, well experienced and his chief guide is very knowledgeable on hound behavior and probable cat areas.  One of our clients was scheduled  for a Nevada hunt just before the SCI hunting convention in Reno, but weather refused to co-operate. The hunt was delayed. After a while a nice Idaho snow storm came along, the hunter got a call to come, and the end result was a monster 8’ 10” lion! Now the outfitter could have taken him at the chosen time, but instead he called to discuss the weather with the hunter, then re-scheduled at a more opportune time. That is the measure of a good outfitter and a gentleman to boot. Result- a very happy client!
This is a fully guided hound hunt, including meals, lodging for the Idaho hunt is at the lochsa lodge see lodge at www.lochsalodge.com transportation, either snowmobile, ATV or 4X4, during the hunt.   Normally his hunts run Monday-Friday. You have two choices: lion hunt in Idaho lion hunt in Nevada. If you do the Idaho hunt you can drive or else fly to Boise for pick-up, or rent a car. You will likely stay at their lodge.  If you do Nevada, you will fly or drive to Winnemuca or Jackpot, where normally you will stay in a casino/hotel located in West Wendover.     
 
 PRICING 2017:
ONE ON ONE guiding: 5 Day Lodge Mountain Lion Hunt – Price: $5100. Unsuccessful Hunters Are Offered a Discounted Return Trip the Following Season (Mountain Lion Hunts Only)
TWO HUNTERS, ONE GUIDE: Must have 2 in group.
7 day option $4000 each Unsuccessful Hunters Are Offered a Discounted Return Trip the Following Season (Mountain Lion Hunts Only)
NOT INCLUDED:
• LICENSES AND TAXES (varies with state- about $250 in Nevada).
• TIPS
• EXTRA NIGHTS LODGING
GEAR: Any weapon within reason.
NOTE: In Idaho you must present your cat to a game and fish office within 10 days of harvest. You must be the one to present the cat. If you harvest your cat on a Friday, you will not be able to check it in until the following Monday.
 

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