Martin's 2011 Tom Cougar
Tom Mountain Lion
Idaho Tom Cougar Hunting
Idaho is a top cougar hunting destination.
Bearpaw Outfitters offer guaranteed cougar hunts
high success rates in
their Idaho cougar hunting area. Bearpaw
Outfitters have been outfitting and guiding
mountain lion hunts for more than 35 years, they've
caught hundreds of cougar including the former P&Y World
Record Cougar. Shot opportunity
has averaged about 75% and has even been 100% some years.
hunting is not just a winter sideline, it’s
serious business at Bearpaw Outfitters. Two
cougar hunting options are offered, choose the
Tom Cougar Hunt $4950
Terms: 50% Deposit, 50% Before
Begins, No Guarantee On This Hunt
Guaranteed Tom Hunt $6550
Guarantee: 50% Refund If No Shot
Opportunity During This Hunt
Cougar Hunting License & Tag $340.75
Choose Bearpaw Outfitters
An important factor to consider when choosing a Mt.
Lion outfitter is what size cat you will be have
to shoot. Bearpaw Outfitters
prefer to hunt only tom cougar and
you will not be told you have to shoot any animal. You
can pass any cougar and keep hunting, it's your
Bearpaw Outfitters can usually
estimate the sex and weight within 10 or 20
pounds by looking at the tracks or looking at the
animal. To our
trained eyes, male cougar and their tracks look
much different than female cougar and their
The decision of which tom you want to chase
shoot is your choice. This is important because there's no
sense wasting your time chasing an animal that you have no
interest in taking. The time can be more
wisely spent locating a cat that you want.
Idaho hunting area is more than 50 miles across.
The elevation runs mostly from 5,500 to 8,500 feet.
There are rugged mountains but some
of the area has gentle sloping benches and high
mountain basins with easier terrain. We take it
easy and have been able to get hunters of almost
any physical condition to their animal.
Licenses, & Hunter Ed
season runs December 1 to March 31. The best
hunting usually occurs when there is fresh snow
in December, January, or February. The License
and Cougar Tag are available over the counter
for $340.75. Hunter Education is required if
born after Jan 1, 1975.
Trophy Quality &
which are also known as Mountain Lions, usually weigh
from 120 to 160 pounds
or more and usually skin
out from 8 to 9 feet in length. Several cats
even larger than that have been taken by
Bearpaw Outfitters including a cat that weighed
205 pounds, was over 9 1/2 feet long, and was
the P&Y world record. In fact, Bearpaw Outfitters
hunters have taken dozens of record book sized
The most successful cougar hunting method
is to travel mountain roads with a 4x4 truck,
ATV, or snowmobile watching for fresh cougar tracks.
The guides may also hike into remote
areas looking for cougar tracks when necessary. Once a good set
of fresh tracks is located the dogs are released
and the chase is on. Because the hounds can
cover so much country, Bearpaw Outfitters will
try to keep you with the
vehicle until the cat is bayed
up, then Bearpaw Outfitters will try to get you
as close as possible before hiking in to get to the cat.
Opportunity & Additional Game
Shot opportunity has
about 75% with
100% success some cougar seasons.
Most shots range from 10 to 40 yards. Coyote,
Cow Elk, Bobcat, or forest grouse can often be
if scheduled in advance. Local
waters also offer excellent fishing.
Accommodations, & Meals
hunts are guided 1x1. It's your choice
to stay at Bearpaw
Outfitters old farm house or at a motel in town.
old farm house is two miles from town, it's not
fancy, but it's warm
and dry. Bring your sleeping bag for the bunk
bed. Modest meals are
provided at the farm house or you can choose to eat at
a restaurant in town.
Restaurant meals are not included in the hunt.
Some hunters choose to stay at the motel in town.
Outfitters will pick up & return you daily. Restaurant meals
and motel rooms are not
included, budget about $85 per day.
Travel, Itinerary, Trophy Care
to hunting area or fly into the Salt
Lake City Airport and get a rental car, or ride
the airport shuttle, it’s
less than a 3 hour drive from SLC to meet
Bearpaw Outfitters. Arrive
the evening before your hunt begins. Plan to
hunt the duration of the hunt if needed and
depart after your hunt ends.
Reserve a motel room near the airport for your
last evening so you can easily make it to the airport on time
in the morning.
After you harvest your Mt Lion, your guide will
skin the cat and can remove the meat which is
actually very good eating, you can take it home
or donate it. Bearpaw outfitters can deliver
your trophy to a taxidermist or you can take it
home with you, whichever you prefer.
To take your hide and meat home on a plane, go
to the nearest Wal-Mart or Grocery Store and get
a 24 to 48 quart cooler, a roll of wide shipping
tape, a black marker pen, and 5 pounds of dry
ice. Put the dry ice in the cooler on top of the meat and
hide to quick
freeze everything on your way to the airport. Before
you go into the airport, remove the dry ice, tape the cooler, and mark
it with your contact details.
What’s Not Included
personal gear, sleeping bag, meat processing
and/or shipping, taxidermy,
licenses, 6% state sales tax, motel, restaurants, gratuities, and any other items not
listed as being included.
Contact Us Today
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look forward to meeting you and hunting with you