COLORADO MOUNTAIN LION $6000 PAST 11 YEARS PRODUCED 102 CATS FOR 111 HUNTERS
Be ready to hunt if you are going with this outfitter as he lives and breathes lion hunting and hunts can be physical.
Winter of 2015/2016 he had 12 hunters kill 11 toms and one hunter basically got rained out on a late April hunt due to torrential downpours. Three of the toms were expected to make Boone and Crockett, just unbelievable, and the heaviest cat at 180 pounds was not one of those three. He also treed about 15 bobcats and they took a few of the bigger males. Bobcats can be added for a $1,000 trophy fee plus tag.
Winter of 2014/2015 his 10 hunters tagged 9 cats, 8 toms and 1 female, including a 14 year old tom and 2 more that will come close to book.
Winter of 2013/2014 his 14 hunters took home 12 toms, including a couple real old big toms.
5 day hunts from late November to end of April are $6,000 guided 1×1. November and April can be dry ground hunts and he normally allows a couple more days if necessary. He hunts several different units in western Colorado. Hunters mostly stay at a new lodge near the outfitters home in Rangely or possibly a travel trailer and meals are included. Most hunters y 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 8 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.
COLORADO LION HUNT $5500 COMEBACK FOR HALF PRICE IF NO LION IS TREED
Last winter 2015/2016 his 5 lion hunters killed 4, including one female in their better deer areas. The unsuccessful hunter will return to try again.
Winter of 2014/2015, this out tter took 3 toms for his 3 hunters and 2 were really big old mature toms. Winter of 2013/2014 proved tough with poor snow conditions and they ended up killing 3 toms for 5 hunters. 2012/2013 winter produced 5 cats for 5 hunters, including 4 toms with 3 monsters going in the 160 to 180 pound weight class.
This is a very personal family operation that offers 5 day hunts for $5,500 with nice ranch house accommodations. If 2 hunters come together he will allow them to stay 10 days. The out tter also offers a return trip for only half price if he fails to tree you any lion. 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.
BRITISH COLUMBIA MOUNTAIN LION 7 DAYS $6000 ADD BOBCAT $750
Last winter he had 2 hunters with no kills, super tough rain and ice conditions, although they did manage to tree a female. He has opted for a new line of lion hounds for this coming winter and we are all looking forward to see the outcome. This is a really hard working out tter in a great area who does everything in his power to have successful hunters. Call us for this past winters stats and 2017/2018 season openings.
2014/2015 winter he hunted 3 guys and they killed 2 big mature toms and a female. He cancelled 3 hunters due to bad weather conditions. Over the previous 10 winters he has hosted a total of 42 hunters and they killed 37 lions, of which 34 were toms. The area is well known for big toms and the price is low at only $6,000 plus license and tax for a 7 day hunt compared to other out ts in this area that charge over $7,500. The scenery is fantastic and you won’t nd a harder working out tter. He takes a very limited number of hunters per year, typically 3 or 4, in his 3,500 square mile concession near the Washington border. Hunters rent a car for the short drive across the border, no charter flights. Next available opening is winter of 2017/2018. HCU’s Bob Wodzisz, scored on a big cougar and lynx on this hunt. Hunt ML140. ML140 Hunt Photos.
THE BEST LYNX HUNT IN NORTH AMERICA PLUS MONSTER COUGARS
Over the past 11 years this out tter has taken 57 lynx for 63 hunters, an unbelievable feat. He has a 3,500 square mile area located in prime lynx, cougar and bobcat habitat in southern British Columbia just north of the state of Washington.
His mountain lion hunts are also very successful, as well as being known to produce some really big toms. 2015/2016 season 9 cougar hunters killed 9 cats, they intentionally took 2 females out of his bighorn sheep area. 2014/2015 winter 11 lion hunters scored on 10 cats, including 9 toms. 2013/2014 winter produced 11 lions for all 11 hunters including 3 monsters that weighed in the 180 to 200 pound class. In 2012/13 winter his 12 cougar hunters took home 11 cats. In 2011/12 all 6 hunters took home toms.
He starts mid November and runs through January. 7 day lynx hunts are $7,000 or $10,000 for cougar. After your initial kill you can continue hunting at $750 per day for additional species, bobcat or lynx, and there are no trophy fees. 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.