Wyoming Mountain Lion Hunts

Wyoming Mountain Lion Hunting

Mountain Lion hunting in Wyoming is one the most sought-after, exciting, free-ranging trophy game animals in the world to pursue with hounds. Mature toms are wary, extremely cagey, and can make for a very challenging hunt.

The mountains and plains of western Wyoming are famous for producing trophy-class toms and are home to one of the greatest lion populations in the world. There are several factors specific to our areas that allow our lions to grow and reach their genetic potential at maturity. These factors include ample game for them to hunt, outstanding genetics, and fabulous habitat.

Our Lodge lies within the boundaries of areas 14 & 17, which allows us easy access and the ability to hunt some of the best areas in Wyoming for mountain lions.

Mountain Lion Hunts

General Area 14, 17 & 22 – Winter Lion

Purchase Over the Counter

Requires Conservation Stamp & Wildlife Management Damage Stamp

Season Dates: September 01 – When Quota is met or March 31

Lodge Hunt

7-day | 1-on-1 and hounds

Hunt Details



The Wyoming Game & Fish Department manages regulations and licensing for all hunting and fishing in the state, and you must be eligible to purchase a valid license and any additional permits or stamps before booking your trip with us. We recommend allowing Best Of the West Outfitters to process your license applications, preference points, etc., or you can manage your own application online.

Please review our Licensing Overview page for more information on WG&FD deadlines and fees.

License Fees and Application Deadlines
Follow this link to the WG&FD Regulations

Nonresident Fees
Acquire anytime | $373.00 + Conservation Stamp $12.50 + Wildlife Management Damage Stamp $10.00.


Cost / Deposit

Contact us for our current price list, dates and contract.

If you draw a license, a non-refundable deposit of 50%  of the quoted trip price will reserve your dates for the year. The balance is due 60 days prior to your hunt dates, or you may pay with cash the day before your hunt begins.

Your quoted trip price does not include costs for:

What to Bring

Please review our What to Bring page for a complete list of required and suggested gear. For products we use, trust and recommend, view our Links page.

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    Clothing: synthetic, wool and/or waterproof outerwear, broken-in hiking boots and gaiter, stocking cap, socks, etc.
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    Personal Gear: Water bottle with filter, prescription medications, lip balm and sunscreen, toiletries, etc.
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    Hunt Gear: Hunting license and relevant certification stamps, day back-pack, headlamps, scent eliminator, knives and sharpeners, game bags, range finder, rifle, scope, covers, and two boxes of ammunition, etc.


Other Hunts


The Wyoming Range has long been known for its excellent deer habitat and herd genetics. The key to a successful mule deer hunt is excellent pre-season scouting by professional guides at Best of the West..


Bighorn sheep are a jewel in any hunters crown. Our bighorn sheep hunts take place in Western Wyoming’s high country, with elevations up to 7,000 feet and over 10,000 feet in many cases.


Best of the West hunt dates for moose run September 15th to October 31st, and the most successful hunting dates are always during the rut.