Montana Mountain Lion/Cougar Hunting
Experience the hunt of your lifetime with Redbone Outfitting on your cougar or Mountain lion hunt. This will be the most exciting hunt you will ever go on. We have been raising and training mountain lion hounds for over 35 years, these are the best big game hounds available. There is nothing like the thrill of coming up on the hounds with a lion bayed up in the cliff's or in a tree.
Larry with his 2014 lion
Mountain snow is helpfull for these Eastern Montana Mountain lion or cougar hunts however as you can see our hounds do not need snow to run a cougar track but it helps us identify the sex of a lion or cougar before turning the dogs loose. The lack of snow may only be an issue for early season Eastern hunts. We also do Western Montana and Idaho Mountain Lion Hunts. Our western Mt. hunts are conducted on the Lolo national forest as permited by the Missoula ranger dist.
Success rate on cougar and mountain lion hunts will be near 100%. Because lion hunting can be a lot of walking, being in good physical condition is an absolute must. Licenses for Montana are available over the counter if purchased 5 days prior to your hunt, Idaho licenses are over the counter. The Western Montana area is by permit only in the early season. We can help you with the application process if you wish to hunt in the permit season it is a great cougar or lion area and 10% of the permits will go to nonresidents. Western Montana also has a lion season for the general over the counter tag that opens 2/1 each year. Those are a great oportunity for the late hunts.
Most of our Lion hunts will need to be booked at least 1 year in advance.
December 1-April 15 permit (Resident mostly)
Feb. 1st-April 15th general Western Mt.
Dec. 1st till closed Eastern Mt.
Idaho season runs November -June each year
Rifle, handgun or archery (We don't recommend archery though) Most shots at lions will be 30 yards or less and over the years we have found that a open sight lever gun such as a .30-30 will work best. We keep a 30-30 in camp at all times if you prefer to use our rifle.
Mountain Lion Hunting Rates
Hunt Prices: 7 day hunt- $4700
What Gear To Bring On Your Montana or Idaho Cougar Hunt
- Sleeping bag
- Personal toiletries
- Appropriate hunting clothing, this means wool pants and shirt
- Air bob boots
- Hunting Gear: binocs, Rifle or bow
- Small survival kit to fit in your back pack
- small back pack for day hunts
Hunting Montana and Idaho Mountain Lions With Dogs
Our method of lion hunting is a time proven tradition. We have some of the best big game hounds in the west and have been raising and training this line of dogs for over 40 years. We start the day by driving the roads in our hunting area looking for tracks, if none are found crossing roads we use snowmobiles to check all the trails. We also walk ridges and draws looking for lion sign. In poor hunting conditions we use rig dogs and the dogs will strike (bark) from a platform on the hunting truck if we cross a track. Whatever method we use on your lion (cougar) hunt it will be a memorable trip.
Our hounds treed on a Lion
You may add wolf to your lion hunt for the price of the license.
Deposits are REQUIRED to book a hunt.