mountain lion (cougar) hunts offer a great opportunity in the off
season for big game hunting. Idaho has a liberal mountain
lion season and we hunt from the first of December until the end
of March. Mountain lion are extremely elusive animals seldom
seen in the wild and require the aid of well trained hunting hounds
to acquire this magnificent trophy.
Sawtooth Wilderness Outfitters has the exclusive commercial hunting
rights for an area of over 700 square miles for mountain lion
in central Idaho. We are avid
outdoorsmen and have grown up hunting and trapping all types of
love the outdoors and the thrill of the hunt, especially when following
a pack of well trained hounds. We have been raising and
training hounds for over 35 years. Hunting with hounds
is our personal favorite hunting sport.
is without question one
of the premiere hunting states with more mountain lion in the
and Crockett record book than any other state. Of the top
20 trophies, 6 were harvested in Idaho. Mountain lion numbers
have increased in our area over the past several years, giving
a chance to harvest a trophy tom. These are strictly fair
chase hunts which we have run a high success rate on good mature
cats for the past 32 years. Your hunt will be scheduled for
specific dates, but because the winter months have varying weather
and hunting conditions, we ask that you be somewhat flexible.
This will ensure that you will have the best chance to harvest
a trophy mountain lion.
We use quality, well maintained 4 wheel drive vehicles, snowmobiles,
radios for communication and dog tracking equipment. This allows us to make the most of your time while
We personally guide all of our hound hunts. On occasion we
also hire qualified, licensed guides to assist in the hunt.
This allows us to cover more country and increases your chances
Mountain lion can be hunted with bow, rifle, muzzleloader or hand
gun. Tags are sold over the counter. They are guaranteed
tags that we can assist you in purchasing.
the cost of the hunt is all lodging, meals, transportation including
to and from the Boise airport, guide fees and trophy care. Not
included in the cost is license and tag, sales tax and gratuities.
can be combined with this hunt.
Mountain Lion Hunts
1st - March 31st
Day Guided Hunt
Lion And Bobcat
15 -February 15
Non-Resident License Information
Mountain Lion Tag
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A 40% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm your hunt and
check, money order, personal check, Visa or Master Card are all
accepted. The balance
is due 30 days before your hunt begins. In addition to the
base price, Idaho also requires a 6% sales tax. Gratuities
are not mandatory, however, it is customary to tip your guide, packer
and cook if you feel they did a good job for you.
Wilderness Outfitters is a member of the Idaho Outfitters and Guides
Association, America Outdoors National Outfitter and Guides Association,
bonded and licensed by the State of Idaho and permitted on the Boise
National Forest and the Sawtooth National Recreation Area.
All of our guides are professionals who are licensed by the State
of Idaho and meet current first aid requirements.
are responsible for letting the outfitter know of any special medical
and dietary needs prior to trip. Special dietary needs can
easily be accommodated with advance notice.
Please call us for available dates.
we spend most of our time in the backcountry away from our computer,
a phone call is the fastest way to contact us.
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