Items to Bring for Mountain Lion Hunt

RIFLE SEASON  (mid October – November)

NECESSITY to BRING

  • Hunting license
  • Airline tickets
  • Weapon (bow, handgun, or lever action rifle 30 caliber or higher)
  • Shells (at least 2 boxes of shells)
  • Medicine – your guide and outfitter should be informed of any special medical needs (Diabetes, heart conditions, etc.)

RECOMMENDED CLOTHING List
  • We recommend a medium weight wool clothing pants and top.  Wool will keep you dry.
  • Socks and underwear for each day (we recommend form-fitting, moisture wicking, wool/synthetic blend hiking socks)
  • 2 light weight merino wool or under armor bottoms (long john’s)
  • 2 mid-weight merino wool or under armor bottoms (long john’s)
  • 2 to 3 mid-weight merino wool or under armor (cold gear) long sleeves tops
  • 2 to 3 lightweight merino wool or under armor (heat gear) long sleeves tops
  • 2 six-pocket army style pants
  • 2 wool or polar fleece pants (long pants legs so snow doesn’t get in your boots)
  • 1 fleece vest
  • 1 or 2 fleece or wool zip-up jacket, with zipper pockets for hat and gloves
  • 1 fleece stocking cap (the 3 in 1 with ear covers and face mask work well)
  • 1 camouflage baseball style cap
  • 1 pair of fleece or wool gloves
  • 1 pair of waterproof gloves
  • Hand warmers (optional)
  • 1-two piece rain gear (quiet cloth type)
  • 1 or 2 pair of well broke-in, waterproof, 800 gram insulated, 8 to 10 inch height, airbob-soles, hunting boots (such as Danner Trophy or Danner Frontier series)
  • 1 pair of well broke-in, waterproof, non-insulated, hiking boots (Danner or Elk Hunter series Irish Setter)
  • 1 pair of comfortable house shoes (for the lodge)
  • 1 hunter orange vest with at least 400 sq. inches, camouflage break-up type.
  • We highly recommend KUIU CLOTHING or Wool


Recommended BACKPACK and Hunting GEAR List
  • 1 backpack – quiet cloth, camouflage, internal frame, 2,500 to 3,500 sq. inch storage capacity
  • 1 emergency fire starter kit in a zip-lock bag
  • 1 small first-aid kit
  • 2 flashlights – small headlamp and small hand held with extra batteries
  • 1 knife – sharp 3 in. to 5 in. blade
  • 1 – 50 ft. small nylon cord/rope
  • 1 compass
  • 3 black garbage bags stuffed in the bottom of the backpack
  • Toilet paper in a zip-lock bag
  • 1 shell pouch
  • 1 camera in a zip-lock bag (batteries, film, memory card etc.)
  • 2-way radios (optional) cannot be used to locate game animals
  • 1 pair of binoculars with bino-shoulder harness
  • Pre-moistened lens clothes (we recommend Bausch & Lomb Sight Savers)
  • Boot treatment (we recommend Nicwax Fabric & Leather)
  • Boot Gaitors for late season

REMEMBER

Remember to practice shooting uphill angles almost vertical if you can

Flight schedule or driving plans should be sent to the outfitter one month prior to your hunt or as soon as possible.  Try to be flexible on your dates for good tracking snow conditions

Balance due for hunt – must be paid in full 60 days before your arrival (check or credit card)

The standard tip for a guide is 10% to 20% of the cost of your hunt.  Remember to bring tip for the cooks and packers in the camp as well.  The amount you give reflects your appreciation for your guide’s hard work and effort.

Mountain Lion hunting is now by special permit in our area and by over the counter quota.

Permits must be applied for by August 14.

Apply in successive years and each bonus point gives you one extra chance to draw a license. You may obtain one bonus point each year you apply for a permit and make sure to buy the bonus point. Bonus points begin at zero again once you draw a Mountain Lion permit. You will be notified in late September if you have drawn a permit. If successful, you will need to schedule your hunt with us and purchase your Mountain Lion license.  You will purchase a $10 conservation license, a $5 dollar permit fee, and a $20 bonus point fee.  Once you draw your license you will then buy the $320 mountain lion license.  If you do not draw a permit and are wanting to go that year call us and see if we have availability on the quota hunts.  Quota hunts are over the counter licenses and is open from February 1st until April 14 unless quota fills in that district.  Come join us for one of the best mountain lion hunts in North America.

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