British Columbia – Outfitter #048
This outfitter’s Vancouver Island guiding concession is one of the few “two cat” territories in North America. The population of Cougars continues to grow and hunter success is extremely high. their BC Cougar hunts occur in the winter months; January and February are preferable when snow tracking and identification of Cougar size make hunting more effective. Vancouver Island, BC is presently experiencing a very high cycle in Cougar populations, with a good number of tracks being encountered on most hunting days. Due to the high populations, hunters may choose to harvest two cougars on the same hunt. Cougar hunting guides with this outfitter have been hand-picked by the owner for their world-class cougar hounds, and have maintained over 90% success rate since 1991 with “on call” hunts.
It is best to have the cougar hunters on-call during the season because weather plays an important part in a successful hunt. Scheduled cougar hunters have been 80% successful on a kill, while on-call hunters have had over 90% success on a trophy kill.
The terrain for Vancouver Island Cougar hunts varies, and can be selected according to the hunter’s physical condition or preference. Once a Mountain Lion track is spotted, a pack of hounds is released to chase and tree the cat, then hunters pursue on foot.
Species: Cougar (Mtn. Lion)
Location: Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Length: 6 Days
Guide: One on One
Price: Archery, Muzzleloader, Rifle – $7,500.00 + License & Tag
2nd Cougar Price: Archery, Muzzleloader, Rifle – $4,500.00 + License & Tag
Observer Price: Archery, Muzzleloader, Rifle – $2,000.00
Notes: License and Tag is around $700.00 US dollars. Dates for Cougar Hunts are in order of deposits received. Deposit are 50% that are required at time of booking. All cougar deposits are non-refundable if cancellation is within 180 days of arrival date. The time of year is December 1st To March 15th. Hunt includes lodging (hotels, logging camp or cabins), meals, transportation to and from airport, and guide. There are some things that are not covered in the hunt costs such as personal gear, alcoholic beverages, accommodations while client is in town before and after hunt, tags & licenses, and the taxidermy related costs above and beyond skinning and capeing.
*Each Hunter must obtain a Non-Resident Firearms Declaration. Consult with your WTA consultant for more information.
To book this hunt, call Worldwide Trophy Adventures today at 1-435-656-0205