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Cougar & Bobcat Hunt (2x1) '22/23

British Columbia, Canada

Package price

Package price

$14,500 for 7 days, 2 hunters,
with Bobcat Mountain lion / Puma included
US$ 14,500
This price includes:
Daily rate for 7 days
2 hunters
Bobcat, Mountain lion / Puma
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Membership of associations
Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia, GOABC

About this hunt

We hunt cougars during the winter months using hounds and fresh snowfall to pick up tracks. Our cougars average around 150 pounds and there is true potential for a 180 lb. plus cat. Due to the large amount of ungulate winter range in the territory we have very healthy populations of these elusive cats. We also have great bobcat populations. Hunts are conducted by truck and ranger while searching for tracks, and then on foot when a large track is found.

Guided (Regular trip)
Rifle Hunting Stalking

Hunting season: 1 Nov 2022 - 28 Feb 2023

Where you will hunt

Territory

Our backcountry hunts and recreational outings take place on over 2400 square kilometers of beautiful country in two adjacent territories. The hunting areas are located next to Glacier National Park and in the world renowned Bugaboo Provincial Park with spectacular glacier scenery. We hunt and travel by horseback, truck, ranger, or by foot depending on the type of hunt. New hunters are extremely welcome and we go out of our way to give you a hunting excursion you will not soon forget. We also do summer trips for both recreational and education purposes which we also customize to your wants and needs. Whether you want to hunt or just view nature we offer quality trips with the utmost professionalism, integrity, and trust.


Fence type: Not fenced

Territory size: 2400 square kilometers

Languages spoken by staff: English

Operating since: 2000 year


Structure by elevation

Hills: 30%

Mountains: 70%


Structure by landscape

Fields/Bush: 40%

Forest: 60%


Entertainment services

Fishing Excursions Recreational trips

Where you will stay

Hunting lodge

Our main southern lodge has multiple rooms and can house fourteen people complete with running water and an indoor main lodge bathroom with shower facilities. It is situated near Vowel creek within a stone’s throw of Bugaboo Provincial Park with a spectacular view of the Conrad Icefield. The northern cabin can accommodate eight people and is not far from the Spillimacheen River. It has comfortable rooms and a shower with a generator used for power. When hunting, we occasionally use other smaller cabins or wall tents for spike camps in remote hunting areas. Depending on the type of adventure/hunt you choose your lodging will vary. We do have hot showers and running water and individual rooms and electricity and we can take clients to cell service range if needed.

Facilities: TV Bathroom Fridge Laundry Safe Electricity Quad Biking Horse Riding

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How to get there

Navigation guidelines

We are located approximately 30 minutes north of Radium and 30 minutes south of Golden. Most of our clients fly to Cranbrook, BC, where they are picked up at the airport by us and taken to the territory (at no extra cost) which is approximately a 2.5 hour drive away. Also some prefer to fly to Kalispel, Montana or Calgary, Alberta and rent a car and drive to Radium where we can meet up with them as well.

Nearest airport: Cranbrook, BC

Distance from airport: 2.5 hour drive away

Transfer from airport: Yes

Transfer from railway: No

Other information

Gun rental: Yes

Vaccination required: No

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Terms

Price Includes

  • Accommodation
  • Transport on territory
  • Transfer from/to airport
  • Guiding by PH
  • Field trophy preparation
  • Trophies
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Beverages/soft drinks
  • Tags, licensing and taxes

Terms of Payment

  • Deposit: 30% based on trip price
  • Deposit deadline: 5 days after booking
  • Final payment: 60 days Before hunt

Cancellation

  • 1/3 deposit reserves hunt, another 1/3 is due six months before the hunt date and the rest is due two months before the start of the hunt.

Price DOES NOT include

  • Gun rental & ammunition
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Gun permits
  • Insurance
  • To bring a non-hunting companion along we charge $225/day per person.
  • Meat processing
  • Tips for guides
  • Fishing is also available for the license fee.
  • Royalties (Bobcat royalties $40, Cougar - $125)

Wounding

  • Wounded animal is considered as harvested.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation
  • Transport on territory
  • Transfer from/to airport
  • Guiding by PH
  • Field trophy preparation
  • Trophies
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Beverages/soft drinks
  • Tags, licensing and taxes

Price DOES NOT include

  • Gun rental & ammunition
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Gun permits
  • Insurance
  • To bring a non-hunting companion along we charge $225/day per person.
  • Meat processing
  • Tips for guides
  • Fishing is also available for the license fee.
  • Royalties (Bobcat royalties $40, Cougar - $125)

Terms of Payment

  • Deposit: 30% based on trip price
  • Deposit deadline: 5 days after booking
  • Final payment: 60 days Before hunt

Cancellation

  • 1/3 deposit reserves hunt, another 1/3 is due six months before the hunt date and the rest is due two months before the start of the hunt.

Wounding

  • Wounded animal is considered as harvested.

Reviews (2)

John United States 2.7 of 10
Verified review This review comes from a verified BookYourHunt purchase

Unprepared and not worth the money.

British Columbia was a beautiful visit but you can spend less money for a one day drive on your own. Tom did make a great deer roast dinner and baked chicken on two of the nights. Nate's dogs were very good; unfortunately, Tom didn't have any cats to chase.

Tom did not cut tracks prior to my arrival as promised. He didn't plan my trip according to the weather as promised. We ate frozen pizzas one night and store-bought frozen lasagna two nights. The lack of being prepared for me to drop-on-a-moments notice to enable this hunt to be successful is what really ruined my trip. Nate complained that I didn't tip after the trip was over; very unprofessional. We ran dogs on 2 tracks the 7 days that I was there; unfortunately for Nate, I wasn't investing any more of my hard earned money into this trip! I do not recommend using this outfitter. He is a complete 'fly by the seat of his pants' outfitter; very unprofessional and unprepared.

Impractical Ineffective Poor quality Overpriced Unreliable
Silent Mountain Outfitters outfitter
Unfortunately we got screwed by the weather on this one. I had gone up beforehand and checked snow conditions and things looked good but the forecast changed for the trip like it can sometimes. It pretty much snowed everyday and didn't stop which made it hard to find fresh tracks under the best of conditions. Regardless we did chase a big Tom on the last day, unfortunately it just didn't work out as we lost him in a huge canyon after an all day chase. The cat was taken the following week with another hunter and went in the 160 pound class. Didn't have any complaints during the trip about the food so unfortunately that part could of been an easy fix if I had known during the trip. Regrettable that we didn't get a cat this trip but it definitely wasn't due to lack of effort, everyone worked hard. In terms of preparation a lot had been done beforehand in getting equipment, fuel and supplies ready as well as checking snow conditions which respectably, I believe the hunter refuses to admit based on the fact that he unfortunately wasn't successful on this hunt.
Kirk Canada 9.2 of 10
Verified review This review comes from a verified BookYourHunt purchase

Tom and his guides are committed to providing the best opportunity to succeed on your hunt.

The area is gorgeous

Not much

Good value for money

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