Mountain Lion, Lynx, Bobcat, & Wolf
Hunt the natural predators of our game population!
Naturally, with the good populations of ungulates, comes a healthy number of cougar, lynx, bobcat and wolf.
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 hunting area 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.
We have been fortunate to team up with one of the best houndsman in the region – Ryan Berard. Ryan’s passion is using hounds to hunt for predators and has many years experience in leading successful hunts for these animals. He also takes great pride in his pack of hounds, which are extremely well trained. He also breeds and trains hound pups which he sells to other outfitters and enthusiasts in North America. Bottom line, he is a guide that eats sleeps and breathes hound hunting.
Ryan spends hours each day on and off season training his team of hounds. He keeps them in top shape by running them for several miles each day. Ryan is also one of the first called when conservation officers in Southeastern BC need help on hunting down a problem bear or cougar that represents a danger to the local communities. All of this ensures that the dog team is in top shape, and have honed senses for picking out and pursuing the predators.
We try to limit our take to mature males.
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.