Colorado Trophy Mt. Lion Bowhunts

 

 

Trophy Mt. Lion Bowhunts in Western Colorado must be experienced to be believed. Bowhunting TROPHY TOM CATS is an incredible undertaking. With so many choices available for you to choose from how do you know what is the best fit for you? Luckily we have that covered!! We have located who we feel is the best BIG CAT outfitter in Western Colorado. This is a small family run outfit and is run by an accomplished houndsman who understands what it takes to find these amazing trophies scattered throughout Colorado’s Rocky Mountain West. This is a very ambitious outfitter and expects the same from his staff with each and every client that takes up this unique opportunity for an impressive trophy. Our outfitter has a lengthy track record of producing MATURE TOM’S for his clients.

 

This can be a very physical hunt in the Rocky Mountains of Western Colorado. The rugged rim rock canyon country of Colorado is home to the elusive trophy MT. Lion. All licenses are purchased over the counter. When conditions are right our outfitter has had nearly 100% success. With a healthy and growing Mt. Lion population there has never been a better time to take up this action packed adventure, hunting the rocky mountains of western Colorado in pursuit of these elusive ghost like cats. On the snow hunts you will cover the countryside by way of 4×4’s and Atv’s searching for a track that is the desired size of the lion in which you would like to take home.  However, this outfitter strives to not harvest female lions. Their well trained pack of hounds is what makes them the best mountain lion hunting outfitter in Colorado. In most units open to hunting, the fall mountain lion season is Mid November – March. The April Cougar season runs the entire Month.

 

As a top Mt. Lion hunting outfitter in Western Colorado, they run hunts from the middle of November through the end of April. Colorado separates itself from many of the other western states when it comes to Mountain lion. Colorado does not require a drawing in order to obtain a lion tag like many other states do. This means these tags are readily available and its no hassle. Colorado also has a very large and rising Cougar population, so as you can imagine this definitely helps lead to their success in hunting these elusive and majestic predators.

 

There are a lot of other factors that lead to their success as an outfitter.  First it comes from the hard work, passion and knowledge of the the species and areas that they hunt. Their houndsmanship is second to none and the trusted hounds that are used have been bred for many generations. These amazing hounds have been trained exclusively for the use of chasing BIG CATS. Secondly, our outfitter has a vast permitted area to hunt, close to the B.L.M, with 9 different game units.  This allows us to go far and wide in pursuit of your ONCE IN A LIFETIME TROPHY TOM. After you land in Grand Junction Colorado, they pick you up and your hunting adventure of a lifetime begins. The majority of the Mt. Lion hunting takes place in the the rugged and remote rim rock canyon country of Western Colorado. This is some of the most beautiful and diverse country you will ever lay your eyes on. The hunting in the rim rock canyon country of Colorado can be very physical and once you get to the baying hounds it is not for the faint of heart. As every hunt is different you can never be sure until you get there if the Lion will be in the top of a tall pine or bayed on the edge of a cliff. From the Alpine forests to the low valley river bottoms you will chase these cats until you get your TROPHY MT. LION. With our outfitters long standing knowledge of the area they always seem to find a cat.

 

Since Mountain Lions, or as some say Cougars, follow the big game herds as they migrate it can be difficult to find where a lion is hunting. The elevation that they typically hunt for is between 8000′ all the way down to around 5000′ in the valley. A Mountain Lion hunt is different than any other hunt such as elk, deer, or any other big game for that matter. When winter arrives and the days are shorter, hunts may start as early as 3 a.m. As you and your hunting guide head out into the darkness of the back country of Western Colorado in search of Trophy Mountain Lion tracks, you will feel the excitement!  The hunts are 5 full days and may be extended if needed. Remember there are no guarantees in mountain lion hunting with hounds. It takes a lot of knowledge, effort and drive not only by the hounds men and the hunter but also the hounds to make it all come together. Once a fresh track is found the hounds will be radio collared and released in pursuit of the cat, that is where the houndsmen and hunter follow.

 

With the many different weather patterns that Colorado receives you may end up hunting dry ground conditions at any point during the Colorado Mountain Lion season.  That’s why it is important for you to be hunting with the elite hounds on hand that our outfitter has, to track in less than perfect conditions. The dry ground hunts are often times conducted like the snow or winter hunts that are offered, by driving roads looking for fresh tracks.  The only difference is it obviously in the dirt rather than snow, other methods may be by free casting the dogs in areas where lions are known to frequent. The hunter and houndsmen will hike behind the dogs as they search for a track that they may not be able to see. This method is very productive when you cannot see a track that has been left in grass, dirt or on rock or frozen ground, the hounds can then smell the scent.  These hunts are very exciting as you get to spend more time watching the dogs work and not to mention a beautiful time to be in the Colorado Rockies in pursuit of these incredible animals.

 

We are very excited to be able to offer this QUALITY BOWHUNT for TROPHY MT. LION with our outfitter. Again with so many options out there to choose from doesn’t it make sense to hunt with an outfitter that not only has a great track record and amazing area, but is also equipped to hunt dry ground if need be?? The proof as they say is “in the pudding”  Let our outfitters continued success help you to harvest the TROPHY TOM of your dreams. Please contact us soon as space is very limited and few hunters get to partake in this opportunity. We look forward to hearing from you and putting you on this incredible Bow and Arrow Adventure!!

 

Best regards, Scott Alberda & R.L. Foster

Colorado Trophy Mt. Lion Information:

Location:
North West Colorado
Cost:
$6,000 / Winter
$4,500 / Spring - Dry Ground
Trophy Potential:
13 8/16" - 14 1/2" P&Y average score for Tom's with B&C + potential.
Duration:
5 - 7 full days
Transportation:
Airport pickup and return provided by staff to Grand Junction or Montrose Colorado.
Hunt Transportation:
All transportation while on hunt is provided.
Lodging:
Clean and comfortable rustic ranch house or possibly trailer or tent.
License & Tag Fees:
License & tag approx $351.00 + $10.00 habitat stamp.
Style of Hunt:
Hound hunting, vehicles and hiking.
Dates:
Winter: November - March.
Spring / Dry Ground: April

Colorado Trophy Mt. Lion Included:

Professional BOWHUNTING guides.
 
Top end hounds.
 
All tracking services and preparation of game for travel.
 
Clean and comfortable rustic lodging.
 
All meals while at camp.
 
All hunt transportation.

 

Airport pickup and return to Grand Junction or Montrose, Colorado.

Colorado Trophy Mt. Lion Not Included:

Air travel to and from Grand Junction or Montrose, Colorado.

 

Meals at local restaurants while in town.
 
License & tag fees approx $351.00 + $10.00 habitat stamp.

 

Guide gratuities.

Taxidermy services.

 

 

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