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Nevada Mountain Lion Hunt
Just completed an adventurous mountain lion hunt in the Ruby Mountains of Nevada with Canyons West Guide Service. I booked the hunt on an on-call basis with hopes of good conditions any time between late December and the end of January. The hunting area was plagued by unusually warm weather and a lack of snow and I was thinking that my time was going to run out when a storm popped up in the forecast and I headed west.
The storm was a day late but after a couple days in the hotel we found ourselves with perfect conditions and turned the dogs loose on a good track as the sun was coming up on my first day. The chase took us a couple thousand feet up, and the weather turned quickly from blue sky to blowing snow but we ended up with a great tom and an experience I’ll never forget. 13 hours after we started we were back at the truck, exhausted but ecstatic. Here is the day in pics....
What a great tom! Congrats Stekewood! I’m glad it worked out and that you shared it with us!
Great photos and all around result! Congrats!
Great stuff! Congrats on a great cat!
Thanks guys. I took the advice of one of the guides and picked up a pizza and a six pack after getting back to the hotel. This one seemed appropriate to celebrate the occasion. After 2 of them it was lights out. An incredible day that I’ll never forget!
Those can be some long tough days. Congrats!
Beautiful country and cat. Congrats, and thanks for sharing.
Fantastic hunt, many congrats on job well done!
Not the greatest pic but pretty representative of the latter part of the adventure.....
awsome, congrats. looks like amazing country. Did you cut many tracks ?
We started out on the one track and stayed on it until the end. Weren’t looking for any others.
Outstanding... congratulations. Ed F
Congratulations! I killed my PY lion in SE NV in Jan. 1992. Coldest 10 days I’ve ever spent in my life.
Very kool for you!!
Damn nice cat ya got man.
Good luck, Robb
Congratulations... very nice!
awesome job and experience, good cat.
Congrats on a great cat! That part of the country looks beautiful but exhausting. What a great feeling to bust ur butt and come home with a great cat! That’s a hunt on my bucket list no doubt!
Excellent! Congratulations! Beautiful cat, and great pictures!
Brings back a lot of good memories. Congrats!
Can't beat that outcome, congrats! I met Dave a few falls ago in Alaska when he was moose hunting with Travis, nice guy for sure!
Dave took another guy out yesterday and killed another great Tom. We checked the two in with The Department of Wildlife. My Tom turned out to be 7 years old.
Simply awesome! I'm incredibly jealous. Waiting on my call any day now!
Looks awesome! Congratulations beautiful cat
Awesome hunt Stekewood, as usual. That's going the distance.