Mountain Lion Hunting in NM offers one of the greatest challenges in the hunting world. Imagine standing under a giant snow-covered ponderosa pine with 150 pounds of feline looking down and staring right through you, making the hairs on the back of your neck prickle; while listening to the sweet music of a victorious pack of hounds....
The most productive way to hunt these elusive animals is on a good fresh snow. During these snow hunts, your guides really put in the overtime looking for that tom track. Waking up extremely early and checking as many roads as possible before dark comes back around is the routine. Luckily NM has a very healthy lion population which we strive to keep high by only taking tom lions.
Snow isn't the only way to hunt. When snow isn't plentiful, we also hunt dry ground with a lot of success. We drag roads to look for tracks and free cast dogs while riding mules. We keep track of lion crossings in between hunters so we have some idea where lions are or will be showing up next. Game cameras are also utilized.
In order to maintain high lion harvest success rates, we prefer to only take one hunter at a time. This allows us to be more efficient and have another guide out looking for tracks at the same time.
Check out our photo gallery for examples of our fine NM mountain lions!