After many years of saving up for a Mountain Lion Hunt and hustling several outfitters to work out some sort of arrangement, I got the call I’ve been waiting for. As a resident of Washington State you cannot use dogs to hunt Mountain Lions like you once were able to. Lion numbers are growing and management is extremely difficult without the use of dogs. I have been hoping to find an outfitter in Idaho that could help me achieve my bucket list hunt of hunting cats with dogs, and I finally got the best hound guy to return my phone call and take me out for lion hunting. Mike from Longtail Outfitters is a 25 year old houndsman who runs a legit operation out of northern Idaho.
We linked up today to talk about our hunt, his operation and the biology and behavior of mountain lions. We also get into hunting spring bear and public land DIY bear hunts in northern Idaho. We also cover elk hunting tactics and some mistakes folks make when coming out West to hunt elk with archery equipment. This is a fun episode, thanks for listening!