Mountain Lion or Cougar Hunts

C4 Ranch and Lodge, located near the Salmon River in beautiful North Central Idaho, offers 7 day, 8 night, private land mountain lion hunts that are second to none. We use two guides per hunter and have a near 100 percent success rate. In order to ensure trophy quality and success we only offer three to four mountain lion hunts per year. Of all the big game hunts we offer, this is truly one of the most exciting. Our guides will lead you on the hunt as we check for tracks and follow the hounds as they pursue potential prey.  

The best time of year for cougar hunting or mountain lion hunting is winter, from December through February, as it improves the odds if there is cold weather and snow is on the ground. All of our mountain lion hunts are conducted using snowmobiles and UTV’s to access the area. In addition to mountain lion, you may add wolves to the hunt so please inquire about our combo hunts.  

After a successful hunt, your mountain lion hunting guides will skin and prepare the cougar hide for your taxidermist. If you don’t already have one for your mountain lion hunt, we can recommend several good taxidermists in the area.

Idaho has very liberal weapon restrictions and cougar hunting can be done with bow, rifle, muzzle-loader or hand gun. For this type of hunt most shots will be less than 30 or 40 yards, so we recommend a long rifle in the .223 or .30-30 category for best results.

In addition to being your mountain lion hunting outfitters in Idaho, C4 Ranch offers guided elk hunts, mule deer hunting, whitetail hunting, black bear hunts, guided wolf hunts and other big game, as well as small game such as quail, turkey and pheasant.

What to Expect

Included in the cost of the hunt is all lodging, meals, transportation including to and from the Lewiston or Grangeville airports, guide fees and trophy care. All hunts vary depending on experience, age and physical conditioning.

Hunting Gear List “What to Bring” (Click link to print)


Please note: Licenses, tags, taxes and tips are not included in the quoted prices.


Site design and hosting by Wild Web West, LLC