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#4743863 - 11/12/13 08:58 PM mt lion outfitters ???
Aaron-Ibex Offline
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anyone know of any GOOD outfitters for mt lion hunts? don't really care where it is...New Mexico, CO, Arizona, etc...
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#4743877 - 11/12/13 09:02 PM Re: mt lion outfitters ??? [Re: Aaron-Ibex]
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#4743910 - 11/12/13 09:11 PM Re: mt lion outfitters ??? [Re: Stagman1]
eyedoc Offline
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H&A outfitters in santa fe, new mexico is who I used, mine was 8'2" long and weighed over 180lbs, very hard working outfitter

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#4744482 - 11/13/13 05:53 AM Re: mt lion outfitters ??? [Re: eyedoc]
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I enjoyed my hunt with Hap Blacksten of Springer, NM. We hunted on horseback (gentle mountain horses) behind his dog pack and treed two cats. One was a female which I photographed; the other was a large tom which I took with my pre-64 Win 94 .30-30. He hunts private ground in the Sangre de Christos near Cimarron and Wagon Mound.

From almost anywhere in Texas, you can drive there in one day.
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#4744504 - 11/13/13 06:18 AM Re: mt lion outfitters ??? [Re: dawaba]
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any info dawaba?
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#4744509 - 11/13/13 06:25 AM Re: mt lion outfitters ??? [Re: Aaron-Ibex]
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Originally Posted By: Aaron-Ibex
any info dawaba?


Yep. 575-447-2669. You stay in a nice buckhouse on his ranch, and you can shoot some prairie dogs off the front porch, if you like. Hap's wife, Robin, makes some killer breakfast burritos too.

BTW, my story on my hunt with Hap, "Mountain Lions, Lion Hounds, and the Blood of Christ", is tentatively scheduled to appear in the Spring issue of Game Trails magazine.
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#4748056 - 11/14/13 09:24 AM Re: mt lion outfitters ??? [Re: dawaba]
Black02z28 Offline
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Loc: Terrell, TX
Originally Posted By: dawaba
I enjoyed my hunt with Hap Blacksten of Springer, NM. We hunted on horseback (gentle mountain horses) behind his dog pack and treed two cats. One was a female which I photographed; the other was a large tom which I took with my pre-64 Win 94 .30-30. He hunts private ground in the Sangre de Christos near Cimarron and Wagon Mound.

From almost anywhere in Texas, you can drive there in one day.


sweet smile Could you share some of the pics?

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#4748600 - 11/14/13 11:38 AM Re: mt lion outfitters ??? [Re: Black02z28]
Matt1023 Offline
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Registered: 03/15/13
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Loc: Austin TX
Check out Fred Wallace of Cat Track outfitters. Western Colorado. Killed one with him last year. Freds a good guy and true mountain man. Game warden that checked my cat said Fred was basically the best in the business, although from my research, every houndsman seems to be "the best in the business" to anyone that knows them. Leaving Sunday to go for a big tom with Needle Rock Outfitters in basically the same area.
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#4748922 - 11/14/13 01:28 PM Re: mt lion outfitters ??? [Re: Matt1023]
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Is there any way to hunt Mt. Lion without using hounds to chase it up a tree? Anyone ever done something other than dogs?
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#4749001 - 11/14/13 01:49 PM Re: mt lion outfitters ??? [Re: Bowhunt Only]
Matt1023 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Bowhunt Only
Is there any way to hunt Mt. Lion without using hounds to chase it up a tree? Anyone ever done something other than dogs?


Theres always that incredibly small chance you'll just happen across one, but I would bet if you just went stalking around the woods looking for one like you would deer or elk, you'll never ever even come close to seeing one.

Even with dogs, its one of the most challenging hunts mentally and physically you can do. Having done it, it was one of the coolest things I've ever got to experience even though I was damn near to the point of passing out by the time I got to the tree.
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#4750709 - 11/15/13 04:47 AM Re: mt lion outfitters ??? [Re: Matt1023]
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With Hap Blacksten last February....



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#4750867 - 11/15/13 07:28 AM Re: mt lion outfitters ??? [Re: dawaba]
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hap seemed like a nice guy. I enjoyed talking to him. his kill rate was about 80-85%. I just can't seem to turn down cat track outfitters. they have nothing but the best reviews and a 98% kill rate. I'll be booking soon and am leaning towards them.
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#4750891 - 11/15/13 07:42 AM Re: mt lion outfitters ??? [Re: Aaron-Ibex]
Matt1023 Offline
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Do it for sure. We treed two cats and ran across 5 sets of tracks in 2 1/2 days. Fred is in some thick lion country. Another great thing is that he knows everyone...which means even if the cat goes onto private land, it will likely still be OK to proceed AND he was calling friends and even the guys that plowed snow to be on the lookout for tracks while they were plowing. We ended up cutting the tracks on our own, but still, when you go with Fred there will be a team of people on the lookout.
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#4751715 - 11/15/13 12:25 PM Re: mt lion outfitters ??? [Re: Matt1023]
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Registered: 07/14/11
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Loc: Irving, TX
Sun C Outfitters. Specializing in Mt. Lion hunts. Southern Utah.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sun-C-Outfitters/401430559875053


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#4752899 - 11/15/13 09:07 PM Re: mt lion outfitters ??? [Re: 2010bigdog]
jaustin Offline
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Registered: 01/13/11
Posts: 65
Another vote for Hap Blacksten. We treed three lions in a week and ended up taking a big male, 8' 5". Not sure how to post pictures but if you PM your email I will send you some.

That said, go with whoever you feel like you would have the best chance with, but do go. I have been fortunate enough to hunt on several continents and many countries, but the mt lion hunt practically in my own backyard stands out as one of the best hunts I have ever been on. Good luck.

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