Mountain Lion Hunting Guides and Outfitters – Trips and Guided Hunts

Mountain Lion Hunting Guides and Outfitters – Trips and Guided HuntsMountain lion hunting guides and outfitters can offer trips or guided hunts for this big game, which will challenge the skills of most sportsmen. The quick speed and jumping ability of this big game cat is very impressive and will be something to see as you are on your hunt. The mountain lion is also good at seeing and hearing danger coming. So the outfitter or guide you hire for a hunting trip will need to be researched to make sure that they can provide all that you require for a successful mountain lion hunt.


Mountain Lion Hunts in the United States

Mountain lion hunts in the United States are offered in these locations and can be extra challenging depending on which part of the country you are in.

Mountain lion States

Mountain lion States

Finding the right mountain lion hunting guides or outfitters can also be equally challenging if you have specific requirements that you need as a sportsman. Take the time to research each company and make sure they offer the services that you most need.



Mountain Lion Hunting in Canada

We have listed the following Provinces in Canada that allow mountain lion hunts. You should be able to find the right hunting guide or outfitter that you are looking for by following the links below.

Mountain Lion Provinces




Information on the Mountain Lion and Habitat

Mountain Lion: A large “New World” big game cat that compares in size and strength with the jaguar. The mountain lion is also known as the puma, cougar, panther, painter, and catamount, originally was found in an area stretching form Alaska and Canada on the north to Patagonia at the southernmost end of South America. Today the mountain lion can still be found in the open and mountainous areas of South America, in Central America, and Mexico, and, in somewhat smaller numbers, in the more sparsely inhabited regions of the western parts of the United States and Canada, and in Florida and bordering states in the east. There are a number of mountain lion hunting guides and outfitters who offer services for trips and guided hunts for this big game animal. The range of the mountain lion coincides in area rather closely with that of the deer which is its major source of food.

The mountain lion has a small head, a lithe, powerful body covered with a uniform tawny or grayish coat, and a long, heavy tail, slightly tufted at the tip. Large tomcats {males}, weigh up to 170 pounds, stand twenty-five to thirty inches at the shoulder, and have a total length of from six to over eight feet, including the thirty-inch tail. The size of this predator is one of the reasons that make this big game so popular for guided hunts and planned trips. The female mountain lion is usually somewhat smaller than the tom. The mountain lion is the second largest cat commonly found in the United States, being surpassed only by the jaguar.

The mountain lion is a big-game hunter, and deer are its favorite prey. It sleeps in a cave or sun-bathes on a rock ledge during the day, leaving its lair at nightfall to stalk its prey, which it brings down with its lightning-speed spring. A mountain lion can spring forward twenty-0five feet in one leap, jump down from a height of sixty feet, and jump up fifteen feet; it is capable of hauling a victim five times its own size for a considerable distance. After satisfying its hunger, the mountain lion carefully covers the remainder of the carcass with leaves until ready to feed again.

Mountain lions have no fixed breeding season. During the mating season the mountain lion often utters a loud, blood-curdling cry that can be heard two miles away. The kittens, numbering up to five in a litter, are born three months after mating. At birth they are a foot long, weigh about one pound, and are covered with yellowish, downy, spotted fur. The kittens’ eyes are tightly closed for the first eight or nine days after birth; their spots begin to fade when six mounts old, and completely disappear at one year.

The mountain lion has a life expectancy of up to fifteen years. It has no natural enemies except perhaps the rarely encountered grizzly bear. Of course we are not counting hunters or the outfitter or guide that offer this big game on trips and guided hunts. The Indians in South America claim that a mountain lion is more than a mach for a jaguar in a fight. This cat is elusive and, with very rare exceptions, never makes an unprovoked attack on man.

Scientific Classification: The mountain lion also known as the puma, cougar, panther, painter, and catamount is a mammal that belongs to the cat family, Felidae. It is genus Felis, species F. concolor.



Tips on Mountain Lion Hunting

These few tips on mountain lion hunting are basic. Most are common since, but we feel we should mention them incase someone needs this information. The hunting guides and outfitters can help you will more info if you need it.

  • Tip One: When mountain lion hunting you should always have a partner. Although this big game doesn’t normally attack humans, it is less likely to attack you if there is more then one hunter. Also an extra pair of eyes always helps.


  • Tip Two: If you see cubs then don’t shoot the mother lion. If you do then the cubs will not be able to survive the wilderness, and there will be less for others to hunt in the future.


  • Tip Three: If you should happen upon a cub never try to approach it. The mother will not be very far away and will not hesitate in attacking.


  • Tip Four: You are most likely going to be in a mountainous region and you should always have a compass or a GPS. It is very easy to lose your way if you are not familiar with the area. Mountain lion hunting guides and outfitters are very knowledgeable in the locations that they hunt and can be very helpful in this regard.


  • Tip Five: Water is very important to take with you on a hunting trip. You will most likely be out in the woods or in the mountains most of the day if not several days. You can’t survive without water.


  • Tip Six: If you should come upon a mountain lion while hunting, without being ready. Never run away, just slowly back up and do not crunch down. Standing tall and looking more dangerous will help you by making the lion more interested in letting you go and not attacking.


  • Tip Seven: If a mountain lion does attack then don’t let it get you down on the ground to it’s level. Always kick and fight standing up. Grab a stick or rock and use it as a weapon if you can. This has worked many times for people just hiking.


  • Mountain lion hunting guides and outfitters will most likely stress many safety concerns and should also have other tips for hunting this big game animal. Just ask them as you are booking your next hunt.





    Choose a State for Your Hunting Trip

    Mountain lion hunting guides and outfitters can be found in a number of places in the United States and Canada whom offer trips and guided hunts to sportsmen looking for this big game. You should be able to find the outfitter or guide offering a hunt or trip that will fit your needs in our directory.

    The mountain lion will test your skills as a hunter, since this big game is very quick and can jump long and high to get away. They are also very good at sensing that there is danger in the area. A good outfitter or guide should be able to help with tactics and other ideas to help you bad this big game on your next mountain lion trip.

    In the planning of your next big game hunt you should keep the lay of the land in mind as the weather conditions as well for the location you will be in. Mountainous terrains take different equipment then say a warm wooded location. The mountain lion hunting outfitters or guides should be able to give you additional information in this regards. Just ask them.

    Hunting-Trips-R-Us wants to know how the hunts went for all our visitors, so feel free to drop us a note. We just want to point out to not only have fun, but be safe so that fun will last.