We are located near a world-class ski resort. The resort's owners chose the area based on its excellent snow conditions — and thanks to these conditions, we usually have no shortage of fresh snow on these hunts. This is a true blessing for the predator hunter, as it helps in quickly sorting out which trails are hot.
Our areas include significant winter rangeland for large populations of deer moose and elk which not only migrate from remote valleys in our territory, but come from distant valleys in the surrounding region. The predators descend on our area in good numbers to hunt for food.
When hunting these predators, we generally use truck and snowmobile to locate a fresh track, and then employ the hounds for undertaking the chase. The hunt usually begins well before dark whereby we sort through what is usually several sets of fresh tracks and prioritize them based on size and freshness. We can tell the quality and sex of the cat by the track. If we find a female or small tom we move on and keep looking for something better. By mid afternoon if nothing else is found most of our past hunters opt to run the small tom or female for the fun of it, some excellent photo opportunities and to stretch the legs out. Some of these predators will travel a significant distance, so it is important to be in great shape before embarking on one of these hunts.
The adventure and the scenery are first class. There is nothing like the sun rise on a crystal clear morning in the mountains with an inch of fresh snow. The call of the hounds and an angry cougar at the end of the trail is a site to behold.
We offer a 7-day Cougar hunt or a 10-day predator hunt which includes Cougar, Lynx, Bobcat and Wolf.