Cougar, Bobcat & Lynx Hunts
Cougar also known as a Mountain Lion, Puma and Catamount like to prey on elk, moose, sheep,goats and deer, though they also eat smaller animals such as coyotes, porcupines, and raccoons. They usually hunt at night or during the gloaming hours of dawn and dusk. These cats employ a blend of stealth and power, stalking their prey until an opportunity arrives to pounce, then going for the back of the neck with a fatal bite. They will hide large carcasses and feed on them for several days.
Bobcats are elusive and nocturnal, so they are rarely spotted by humans. Sometimes called wildcats, Bobcats are roughly twice as big as the average housecat. They have long legs, large paws and tufted ears similar to those of their larger relative, the Canada lynx. Most bobcats are brown or brownish red with a white underbelly and short, black-tipped tail. The cat is named for its tail, which appears to be cut or “bobbed.”
Lynx are covered with beautiful thick fur that keeps them warm during frigid winters. Their large paws are also furry and hit the ground with a spreading toe motion that makes them function as natural snowshoes. These stealthy cats avoid humans and hunt at night, so they are rarely seen.
These elusive cats are hunted November through January depending on snow pack levels. A fresh track and a good bunch of hounds is how we hunt these big predators. Only mature “toms” are harvested.
Let Bugle Basin Outfitters, BC Big Game Hunting Guides, take you on the adventure of a lifetime with a BC Cat Hunt!
- All it takes, is a fresh track and a good bunch of hounds.
- Hunted from November through to January depending on the snow pack.
- These “elusive” winter cats are seldom encountered unless hunted in this fashion.
- A treed cat makes for an incredible photographic opportunity.
- Mature “toms” are what we prefer to harvest.
(8 day hunts)