Lynx hunting

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27 hunting trips from 15 outfitters starting from $1,760

27 hunts
$1,760 starting from
4 countries
3195km to the nearest trip

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.

Price distribution

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.

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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.

10 Aug 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.


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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!

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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.

Eastern Cape Plains Game in 1x1

Eastern Cape Plains Game in 1x1 South Africa

The reserve encompasses 14000 ha of a variety of habitat, from steep valley ravines of thick Eastern Cape indigenous bush to open grass plains with endless sightings of roaming game. The reserve is home to the Big Four – elephant, rhino, leopard and the mighty cape buffalo. There is a wide variety of game including the notoriously shy Cape bushbuck and blue duiker, the proud kudu and a host of other specie including waterbuck, bushpig, impala, springbok, nyala, gemsbok, eland, zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, sable, roan and warthog. There is an abundance of non hunting activities, both on the reserve and off site to enjoy and make your visit a memorable experience. Please let us know if you are interested in any of those listed below and we will make the necessary arrangements for you. Cultural villages San rock paintings Shopping Fishing Out of the main reserve, we offer a day spent with the our staff to experience first hand conservation work and what is involved to work with iconic endangered game species, monitoring the breeding groups of elephant, rhino and rare game species. Rates includes: a complimentary 20 minute helicopter ride over the reserve to monitor elephant and rhino movement. All transfers from airport to hunting destination and return to airport. All meals, beverages, laundry, PH services, hunting and animal recovery vehicles, and tracker / skinner services. Build your own package: Select any days you would like to hunt and choose the trophies as per price list!

Trip duration: 5 - 15 days

Hunting season: 1 Mar 2020 31 Dec 2020

$4,090 for 1 hunter
Build Your Own Package

Build Your Own Package Namibia

Build your own package! Select the days you would like to hunt and chose the trophies as per price list. Jackal and Baboon are free of charge. Rifle rental is free. Minimum of bookings: 8 hunting days. Children up to 14 years are free of charge. All prices are inclusive and include all costs starting with the arrival at the airport Windhoek till the departure from airport.

Trip duration: 8 - 12 days

Hunting season: 1 Feb 2020 30 Nov 2020

$4,817 for 1 hunter
Bobcat / Lynx Hunt

Bobcat / Lynx Hunt Canada

Smaller cat hunts are just as fun and challenging as the big cat hunts! This hunt can also be combined with our cougar hunt. When You Harvest an animal on a hunt with us, there is a Government Fee levied per animal. Please go to: to view their fees.

Trip duration: 6 days

Hunting season: 15 Nov 2019 15 Feb 2020

$5,000 for 1 hunter

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