Mountain Lion Hunting
Ever been face to face with a huge
deer-killing machine? If youíve never tried lion
hunting, you havenít experienced the meaning of
excitement! Nothing in the outdoors compares to the
superior disdain in the eyes of a cougar as his gaze
catches yours. Every outdoorsman should meet that look,
and we are the best at providing you with that
Southern Utah Mountain Lion Hunting
Here is a
testimonial from one of our hunters:
"Thanks Matt for
hooking me up with Master Lion Guide, located in
southern Utah. I never got the impression I was on a
guided hunt, I was with a friend and hunting buddy.
Leroy pursues lions with a passion in the snow or on dry
ground. It's a very elite group of houndsmen that can
trail the big cats on bare ground. This alone is prove
positive, Leroy wants to get you face to face with a
cat. And WoW, finally after 10-14 hours each day, day-in
and day-out, searching, then on the last day of my hunt
and after an exhaustive 6 hour chase, I got an intense
face to face introduction to a 170 pound killing
machine, we called scar-face, his face, had old
healed-up wounds and fresh ones. What a thrill. One
arrow to the vitals and I have the good problem of
figuring out were to put a full mount in my small house.
Thanks again Matt for connecting me with my new friend
and hunting buddy, Leroy, the "Master Houndsmen & Lion
Doug Callies -
Campbell Sport, WI - firstname.lastname@example.org
Doug Callies with his Pope & Young
Doug and "Master Lion Guide" Leroy
with Nelly, the "tracking machine"
Doug's lion in the tree
Lion tracks in the dirt.
Hunting Area and Method
Our outfitter hunts a huge area of National Forest and
BLM land in southern Utah. Hunts will be offered in two
excellent mountain lion areas of Utah, the southwest
corner based out of St. George and the southeast corner
based out of Blanding. The terrain around St. George
consists of mountainous terrain with volcanic rocks,
cedar trees, small pines and streams and also some
desert country. The terrain around Blanding consists
mostly of desert country with large sandstone cliffs and
dry sand washes. The actual hunt are will depend of the
desired date of your hunt.
The hunt is with hounds which is the most effective
method to hunt lions. The outfitter has 3-4 different
well-trained packs of dogs consisting of approximately
30 animals so you don't need to worry about the dogs
getting tired and not being able to hunt. The dogs and
desert conditions allow dry land hunting in addition to
tracking on snow. Dry land hunting is a big advantage
because you don't have to rely on good snow conditions
like most lion outfitters need. The outfitter also has
several guides and family members working for him who
will drive the roads separately and then contact the
outfitter via radio when a track is found. You won't
find a harder working outfitter than this one.
Licenses and Season
Some of the licenses are limited draw but most are
available over the counter for $258 (2005 nonresident).
The season runs from approximately November through May.
Success Rates and Trophy Quality
Last year our outfitter was 100% successful with 80% of
the animals taken being large toms. The toms averaged
150-160 lb. which is a very high average and one of the
toms was 180 lb. Most toms taken exceed the Pope &
Young minimum. Any weapon can be used. The outfitter
cannot guarantee his hunts, but he will work as hard as
possible to make your hunt successful.
Hunt Price - $4000 (6 day hunt) -
food and lodging included
This is a reasonably priced great hunt and
the outfitter is one of the best lion outfitters in Utah (call
for references). Don't miss out on this opportunity. With
the pressure from the antihunters, we will not be able to hound
hunt lions forever. Now is your chance to harvest a lion
at an incredible price. The price is $3500 which is a bargain
for a mountain lion hunt (plus 6.35% sales tax).
This hunt is a 6-day fully guided lion hunt. Food and lodging extra.
1/2-Price Return Policy: Our outfitter is
so confident in his hunts, he offers an incredible
bounce-back policy: if you are unable to fill your tag
on your first hunt, you may return the following year
for 1⁄2 of our regular price! What else could a
hunter ask for?