The ghosts of the wilderness are the cougar. They are an ever present, yet highly elusive cat, which makes them one of the prizes of the hunter. The guide and hounds have an uncanny talent for routing out those hidden animals. Cougars are very plentiful but camouflage well with the surrounding terrain. You won't see them often due to their slinking nature, but to hunt on is truly an experience to remember. Make sure you bring your camera to record your unique adventure.
You'll be staying in a modern, comfortable, cozy bunkhouse. Breakfast and dinner (included) will be eaten at the lodge. Lunches will be packed and eaten in the field. Each morning your guide will pick you up and you will be off on the hunt. Depending on weather and road conditions you will use 4x4 vehicles, snow mobiles, or sometimes on foot to designated hunting areas. Both bear and cougar hunting are physically and mentally demanding sports. After a full day of hunting, you'll want to relax in comfort with a hearty meal, a hot shower, great companionship and a cozy bed.
Idaho has more wilderness, more miles of wild river, and more wildlife habitat than any other state in the lower 48. Nearly 4 million acres of this state is national wilderness and this full-time professional outfitter is the exclusive outfitter for over 250 square miles of prime hunting country. This outfitter offers unguided hunts and drop camps, you will find exactly the hunt you are looking for. Along with outstanding big game hunting for elk, mule deer, cougar, bear, sheep, and goat, this is some of the most beautiful and scenic country imaginable. Elk and deer tags are sold on a quote system here, thus guaranteeing you a tag if purchased early. The outfitter will purchase your tag and license for your convenience. Deer and elk hunts are conducted out of a pack in base camp in remote, roadless areas. The camps are comfortable, wall tents with wood burning stoves. Camps are limited to four hunters. This area has a history of producing exceptional trophies, maybe you can become part of it.
This ranch holds exclusive outfitting rights to over 740,000 acres of the Clearwater and Nez Perce National Forests under special use permit from the US Forest Service. Combined with their 4,200 acres, the ranch offers its guests one of the largest land concessions in the state of Idaho for hunting elk, whitetail, mule deer, black bear, turkey, cougar, bobcat, moose and mixed bag bird hunting.
Cougar are hunted with hounds during winter months when the big cats may be taken by rifle, pistol or bow. Hunting begins early in the year in the higher elevations; as winter progresses, they follow the cats to lower elevations as they pursue a mmore concentrated prey base. Because populations of mountain lion are so plentiful, each hunter is allowed to harvest two cats throughout most of the territory. These are 2x1 hunts and the season is from Novbember 21 through March 31.