Mountain Lion


This top lion outfitter hunts several units near his home in western Colorado. His success continues even in poor weather conditions. If it gets tough, he has some great mules that go where a truck cannot and by covering country his dogs find lions on bare ground. Bobcats can be added for a $1,000 trophy fee plus tag, and they kill several every year.

Winter of 2021/2022 ended with 13 hunters tagging 12 cats, including 9 toms, 3 females and 3 or 4 were true studs.

Winter of 2020/2021 finished with 6 of the 7 hunters taking home a lion, including 4 toms and 2 females.

5 day hunts from late November to end of April are $7,000 guided 1×1. November and April can be dry ground months and he normally allows a couple more days if necessary. Hunters typically stay at a cabin near the outfitters home or possibly a travel trailer depending on where the hunt takes place and meals are included. Most hunters fly into Grand Junction, where you are met by the outfitter. He is equipped to take a couple buddies at the same time and normally extends the hunt to 10 days. He has plenty of dogs and employs a couple died in the wool cat guides that assist when necessary. HCU’s Bob Wodzisz has been on this hunt.  Hunt ML675.  ML675 Hunt Photos.



This is a very hard working cat guy that maintains around 20 plus eager lion hounds.

2021/2022 winter ended with 4 of his 5 hunters tagging toms, including 2 really big cougars.

 2020/2021 winter finished with 8 hunters tagging 6 cats, including 4 toms and 2 females.

This is a very personal family operation that offers 5 day hunts for $6,000 with accommodations in the outfitters ranch house. If two hunters come together, he will allow them to stay 10 days. License is about $350 and round trip airport pickup in Grand Junction is $150. HCU has had several hunters take their spouses on this hunt and the outfitter’s wife will take them on some real nice day trips to surrounding towns for sightseeing and shopping. Non-hunter pricing is $150 per day. Hunts start December 10 and run into late February.   Hunt ML21.  ML21 Hunt Photos.



This small personal hound’s man hunts several units in the Montrose and Gunnison area. He starts hunting December 1 and finishes the end of March.

2021/2022 winter finished with 4 of his 5 hunters tagging cats, including 3 toms.

2020/2021 winter he had 5 hunters kill 4 lions, including 3 males and a female.

5 day hunts are priced at $7,000. Pickups and side by sides are mainly used for transportation, but if the snow is deep, they can rely on snowmachines. Accommodations is the outfitters home just outside of Hotchkiss. Hunters are picked up at the Montrose airport.  Hunt ML778.



Over the past 16 years this small personal outfitter has taken 84 lynx for 92 hunters, just incredible, no one has lynx success like this. He has a 3,500 square mile area located in prime lynx, cougar and bobcat habitat in southern British Columbia bordering a park and a wilderness area, both of which do not allow hunting. The area was owned and run by his father before him, and he has been making a living in this area his entire life.

His mountain lion hunts are also very successful, as well as being known to produce some extremely big old toms. In the last 9 years 88 out of 96 hunters took home a cougar.

2021/2022 winter produced 6 lynx for all 6 hunters and 6 cougars for 7 hunters, all males.

2020/2021 Canada border closed due to Corona virus, but he did take his daughter out and she harvested a monster lynx. He also had 2 residents kill 2 tom cougars.

2019/2020 winter was hampered with some really poor weather conditions, especially for the lion hunting. He ended up killing 7 lions for 10 hunters, 6 were toms and included 2 weighing over 180 pounds. All 6 lynx hunters took home a lynx and one bobcat was harvested.

He starts mid-November and runs through January. 7 day lynx hunts are $7,500 or $11,000 for cougar. After your initial lion kill, you can continue hunting at $1,000 per day for a bobcat or lynx with no kill fee.

There is a 6 percent HST tax and hunters stay in the lodge by the house and are picked up in Penticton, British Columbia.   Hunt LX292.  LX292 Hunt Photos.