Utah Mountain Lion Hunting

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Cougar Hunting Info

Bearpaw Outfitters offer winter Mt. Lion hunts in Utah which is known as a top Mountain Lion (cougar) hunting destination. With more than 30 years experience hunting lions, and hundreds of Mt Lions caught, Bearpaw Outfitters are one of the most experienced cougar hunting guides in the business. Lion hunting is not just a sideline like with most other outfitters, itís a longtime passion and serious business for Bearpaw Outfitters.




Licenses and Hunter Ed

You must purchase your Utah Cougar Tag and License at least 7 days in advance of hunting. Licenses are available online or over-the-counter at any regional office for $323.00. Hunters born after Jan 1, 1965 are required to have Hunter Ed to purchase a license and hunt. Bearpaw Outfitters will assist you with your licenses. The Mt Lion Hunting Season is open from December to June in most areas. Best hunting occurs during winter when there's good tracking snow.


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Location and Terrain

Most of the hunt areas are located in northern Utah near Price and Vernal. Elevations range from 6,000 to 9,000 feet. The terrain in this area is easier terrain than the areas that are hunted in Idaho. Hunters who need a hunt in easier country should choose a hunt in Utah over Idaho.

Trophy Quality and Shot Opportunity

Most Mt. Lions weigh from 75 to 160 pounds and skin out between 7 to 9 feet in length. Bearpaw Outfitters prefer to hunt for Tom's only and we do not tell anyone when they have to shoot. The choice of which cat to chase and which cat you want to shoot is entirely your choice. Bearpaw Outfitters can usually estimate within 10 to 20 pounds what a cat will weigh and tell you itís sex by looking at the tracks. Male cougar tracks look much different than female cougar tracks. This is important because there's no sense wasting time chasing a cat that you have no interest in taking. The time can be more wisely spent locating a cat of the size you want.


Bearpaw Outfitters clients have taken many record book cats, but itís not easy to find record sized cats. We'll hunt hard to make your hunt as successful as possible for the size of cat you want. Most shots range from 10 to 40 yards. Bearpaw Outfitters canít guarantee success, quantity, or the size of cats that will be seen because this is a wild hunt, but they'll work hard to give you the very best hunt possible.


The most successful hunting method is to travel mountain roads in 4x4 trucks watching for fresh cougar tracks. Bearpaw Outfitters may use a snowmobile, ATV, or hike into remote areas looking for cougar tracks. Once a good set of fresh tracks is located the dogs are released and the chase is on. Because the hounds can quickly cover so much country, Bearpaw Outfitters will keep you with the vehicle until the cat is bayed up, then Bearpaw Outfitters will get you as close as possible with the vehicle before hiking in to get to the cat.

Additional Game

Ask about hunting Coyotes, Cow Elk, Bobcat, Upland Birds, or Waterfowl.

Guiding and Accommodations

Utah Cougar hunts are Guided 1x1 or 2x1 and most guided hunts are conducted as "Town Hunts". You will stay at a comfortable motel in town. Your guide will pick you up & return you daily. This hunt is priced lower than our Idaho hunts because your room and restaurant meals are not included so remember to budget for these expenses.

Temperature & Weather

Late fall and winter temps often range from 0 to 50 degrees and snow is likely. Check the current weather forecast before you leave with the Weather Link on the Details page. Utah gets a lot of sun so the highways dry quickly after a storm and travel is usually not hampered for long. Bring insulated boots, gloves, thermal underwear, and plenty of warm clothing suitable for cold snowy conditions.

What's Not Included

Your personal gear, cooler, tape, marker pen, motel room, restaurant meals, taxidermy, shipping, licenses, gratuities, and any other items not listed as included.

Travel, Itinerary, and Trophy Care

Fly into the Salt Lake City Airport and get a rental car, itís only about a 2 to 4 hour drive from Salt Lake City to meet Bearpaw Outfitters at most hunt locations. You will want to arrive the evening before your hunt begins. Plan to hunt the duration of the hunt if needed.


After you harvest your Mt Lion, your guide will skin the cat and remove any meat that you wish to take home, (the meat is very good eating). Stop at the Wal-Mart or Grocery Store and get a 30 to 40 quart cooler, a roll of shipping tape, a black marker pen, and 5 pounds of dry ice. Put the dry ice inside the cooler to quick freeze everything on your way to the airport. Before you go into the airport, remove any remaining dry ice, tape up the cooler, and mark the cooler with your contact details so you can take it home on the plane with you. Don't forget to insure your baggage.

Contact Us Today

Call or Email any questions or to book your hunt. If sending a deposit by postal mail, please use the Hunt Application to verify your details. We look forward to meeting you and hunting with you soon.

Best Regards,
Dale, Tara, and The Staff


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