- Gear List
Alberta dominates the record books when it comes to Cougars and there is no better place to go if a giant Tom is on the wish list. The current cougar population is estimated to be between 2,500 and 3,000 animals, and the province only allows 26 non-resident hunters per year ensuring high quality hunting. These cougar hunts take place starting in January and run through the end of March. This outfitter only takes 4 cougar hunts per year, 2 per cougar management area (CMA) and they have the exclusive hunting rights to these areas for non-resident hunters. This hunting area is in the southwestern part of Alberta along the Montana and British Columbia borders. The cats in this area feed primarily on deer, Rocky Mountain Elk, and Bighorn Sheep. Since they have such a healthy prey animal population, we have a healthy cougar population. This is a fully guided 7 day hunt with options for a 10 day hunt for an additional charge.
- Species: Cougar
- Average Classification: 120 - 180
- Shot Opportunity: 80
- Weapons: Rifle, Archery
- Hunt Catalog #: RB19703-09
- Tag Availability: Landowner Voucher
Mature Tom's are targeted for this hunt.
Since the shooting distance will be short-range, the outfitter prefers hunters to use one of their guns so that hunters can avoid the hassles of traveling across the border with a firearm.
Hunt Duration (required)
January 01, 2022 - March 23, 2024
- Member Price: $12,500.00
- Non-Member Price: $13,900.00
Licenses, tags, and 5% GST tax is not included in the hunt price. Hunting license; $85.00 and Mountain Lion tag: $400.00. Any time between Jan 1st and March 31st. However, we encourage everyone to book earlier in the season so that in the event that they must reschedule your hunt dates, the outfitter will have plenty of alternative options. *FULL FOR 2023 *SPOTS AVAILABLE FOR 2024.
Option for a non-hunter. Option for a rifle rental. Option for a 10 day hunt.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Deposits are not refundable. When you make a deposit or payment that money is used to reserve your adventure dates and we cannot sell them to anyone else. If for some reason you have to cancel, you will lose your deposit and any payments you have made. If you are concerned that you might get sick or otherwise have to cancel, we suggest buying trip insurance. There are insurance companies that specialize in providing insurance policies for outfitter bookings and hunts. One such company we recommend is globalrescue.com. It is also our policy, depending on the adventure you booked and at our discretion, that if you have to cancel and we are able to book a replacement for you at the regular price we will work with you to apply your deposits to another adventure. Please note that we cannot refund or roll state or government license fees, application fees, draw results, or tags.
All of these cat hunts are done with hounds, and the outfitter has two different guides that are both world-class houndsmen and each one runs the hunts in their specific CMA. These guides love hunting cats and will do everything in their power to find hunters the trophy they are looking for. The hunter and their guide will get up first thing every morning and search the area for fresh lion tracks. This may be done in a pickup truck or on a snowmobile depending on the location and the weather conditions. If the guide is able to locate a trophy-sized track, the hounds will be released and the hunt will be on! Please note that these hunts are more physically demanding than most guys expect, so please come ready to hike! Since the shooting distance will be short-range, the outfitter prefers hunters to use one of their guns so that hunters can avoid the hassles of traveling across the border with a firearm. The outfitter gives hunters a choice of a 7-day hunt or a 10-day hunt. Please also note that these hunts are very weather dependent and we will reschedule your hunt dates if it appears the weather will not be optimal during your scheduled time. There is no extra cost for this as it is part of their service to ensure you get the trophy cat your looking for.
HuntX Scale (Low 1 - 5 High)
- Lodging & Accommodations: Cabin/Lodge?
Lodging & Accommodations Scale
5 - Cabin/Lodge
4 - Bunk House/Trailer
3 - Wall Tent
2 - Backpack Tent
1 - Client Provided/Hotel
Hunter will stay in a clean and comfortable cabin. *Photos coming soon.
- Menu & Food: Full Kitchen?
Menu & Food Scale
5 - 5 Star Catered
4 - Full Kitchen
3 - Field Kitchen
2 - Backpack Food
1 - Client Provided
Homecooked meals-homestyle cooking-meat and potatoes.
- Physical Conditions: Heavy Hiking?
Physical Conditions Scale:
5 - All Vehicle Access
4 - Light Hiking
3 - Moderate Hiking
2 - Heavy Hiking
1 - Extreme Back Country
Please note that these hunts are more physically demanding than most guys expect, so please come ready to hike!
Transportation (To/From Basecamp)
Hunters are responsible for travel arrangements to the hunting camp. You can either fly into Lethbridge, Alberta where we will arrange to have you picked up, or you can fly into Great Falls, Montana, and then rent a car and drive from there. Hunters will need to arrange flying in the day before your hunt starts and flying out the day after it ends.
- Lodging & Accommodations
- Menu & Food
- Physical Conditions
Hunter will need to be prepared to hike and hunt in cold weather and in snow. Waterproof boots, gaiters, and a good layering system is necessary. Outfitter will supply excellent dogs and all field transportation for the hunt. Outfitter will supply a rifle for the hunt, unless hunter prefers to bring their own. Full gear list to be provided if requested when booked.
What Outfitter Provides
- Expert Guide Service
- Field Transportation
What to Bring
- Cold Weathering Hunting Clothing-Layering system recommended
- Hunting Hat & Gloves
- Durable and Waterproof Hiking Boots
- Thermal Base Layers
- 20 Quart Badlands Cooler
- 45 Quart Badlands Cooler
- Canyon Lightweight Boot Sock
- Mountain Extreme Men's
- Badlands University Academy I - South Dakota
- RBO Mountain Light Shooting System
- What Outfitter Provides
- What to Bring