Where to hunt Lynx
Lynx is a genus of felines that includes four extant species: Eurasian Lynx, Iberian Lynx, Canadian Lynx, and Bobcat. Some other species of felines, most notably the Caracal, a native to Trans-Saharan Africa, may be mistakenly identified as “Lynx” as well. The Iberian Lynx is critically endangered, but hunting and trapping seasons are open for the three other species. Here you will find information about hunting for the Eurasian Lynx, that is found in Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, and Russia, and the Canadian Lynx, the native of North America. Opportunities to hunt Canadian Lynx are centered in British Columbia.
You can find a Lynx hunt in Eastern Europe for under $2,000. Lynx hunting in British Columbia may cost between $6,000 and 9,000. Lynx hunting over hounds is often combined with hunting for other species, including bobcat and cougar, and such hunts may be priced up to $10,000. In the Eastern Europe and Russia Lynx hunts can be combined with hunting for ungulates and even bear.
Learn more from our blog story
Hunting predators with packs of hounds has an ancient history and stirs a lot of emotions. Often the emotions are the result of incomplete understanding of the hunt and what goes into it. Lynx hunting over hounds is not much different from a similar pursuit of the Cougar, the subject of this blog story.August 10, 2017 Cats, Dogs and Mixed Emotions: Hunting Mountain Lions with Hounds.
When to hunt Lynx?
Lynx is usually considered a furbearer, and the seasons are focuses on the time when the fur would be in its prime, that is, winter. The best part of the season to hunt a Lynx depends on the area. In areas with lots of snowfall early season is usually to be preferred, while in places that don’t have much snow late season may work better.
Hunting methods All hunting methods (10)
Lynx is an elusive creature that isn’t easy to hunt. Canadian Lynx may occasionally attracted by calling, with snowshoe hare in distress call the top choice; Eurasian Lynx is bigger and has a more varied diet, so isn’t much easier to seduce. By far the most effective way of Lynx hunting is with a pack of hounds. In the first stage of this hunt, the hunters must find a track of a suitable animal. Correct track identification is essential, as Lynx shares habitat with other felines. When the track is identified, the hounds are released and the pursuit begins. A Lynx can escape just as far, and over just as difficult a terrain, as any other quarry, and the hunters will have to really sweat it before they can come to range. The actual act of harvest, once you’ve approached the area where the hounds keep the cat at bay, is not so difficult - if you can control your fatigue and excitement, that is!
Why hunt Lynx? All hunts (33)
Lynx has always been an object of hunting because of its soft, beautiful fur. But it may well be the most difficult feline to hunt. It is small enough to evade a human easily in the dense forests the Lynx calls home, and yet its population is spread thinly over large terrain, and big, trophy males are few and far between. It prefers to kill its own food, and therefore not easy to attract by baiting. Lynx climbs trees easily, which helps it escape the beaters in the course of a driven hunt. It’s always on the alert, and is unlikely to let you come anywhere near itself if you try to track it through the snow. It is the challenge of the pursuit that attracts people to Lynx hunting, and makes the soft, beautiful spotted fur so much more valuable.
Cougar and Lynx with Hounds 2x1 Canada
Our Cougar and Lynx hunts take place in our southern Peace Country territory. There are several hundred miles of oilfield and logging roads that give us great access to these big mature cats. We target male cats only, and our houndsmen have years of experience putting these big boys in the trees so our hunters can take that trophy of a lifetime. A typical day of cougar hunting involves getting up before first light and cruising these remote roads looking for fresh tracks in the snow. Once a fresh set of tracks is found the guides will “box” in the cat, which means they’ll try and cut his trail off and determine if he’s in a runnable area. If all goes well the dogs will be released and the excitement goes into overdrive listening to the bawling of the hounds doing what they love. Each cat is different and chase lengths vary greatly. Being in decent physical condition is certainly an asset, although we can accommodate almost anybody to ensure a successful hunt. Lynx hunts occur in much the same way, although often times the lynx are seen walking the roads while we are looking for fresh tracks. This is the optimal situation for Lynx as they can cover a great deal of country in a day, and fresh tracks are a must before the dogs can be released. Another added bonus of this hunt is we occasionally see wolves while we are out looking for cat tracks. These trophies are included in the base price of the hunt and with a little luck, are a great addition to a successful hunt. Wolf hunting is included on all hunts for the price of the license ($50) plus a $500 U.S. fee payable directly to your guide for pelt handling upon harvest.
Trip duration: 8 days
Hunting season: 1 December 2019 15 February 2020
Brown bear on den (Siberia, lake Baikal) Russia
Gambling old traditional Russian hunting for a bear in the den. Will immerse you in the life of Baikal hunter and allow you to experience yourself in this extreme tour.
Trip duration: 6 - 8 days
Hunting season: 25 October 2019 30 November 2019
Kalahari Plains Game Hunt 2x1 South Africa
On the concession we offer thirty antelope combined in a single area. We fulfil most of our hunter’s desires without travelling anywhere else. The 24 000 acres concession make the hunting experience as close as you can get to the true African hunt of years gone by. Hunting is done mostly on foot, like the famous inhabitants, the Bushmen of the Kalahari have developed with their extraordinary ability to hunt with respect and knowledge of nature. It is a unique experience that allows you to enjoy the satisfaction and merit of your trophy. Looking for specific species, or the conquest of an extremely cunning old male with very large trophy horns, may be more challenging but all the more attractive.
Trip duration: 4 - 14 days
Hunting season: 1 March 2019 31 October 2019
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