Mountain lions in az

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  1. vmaxpro

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    Anybody here ever get a big cat in Az? Care to share any pics? I really want to get one someday but I want to hold off until I can afford a full mount.
     
  2. JRS

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    When you are ready, contact Julian Montelongo in Vail Az.
     
  3. Nomad47

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    They are definitely there, but I have never seen one - in the wild.
     
  4. A_Gamehog

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    They are definitely there,

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    In Az., on your lion hunt, find a guide that provides mules for you to ride. You will experience the hunt of a life time!
     
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    I live on the border of the Ft. Apache Indian Reservation in the White Mountains here in Arizona. There are a dozen or so guides locally but I would only recommend a couple them. You can hunt on Public lands but for about the same money you can on the Fort Apache. Their bear, lion and bobcat hunting is top notch and some of the guides are in the field year around.

    I also have a friend who lives in Springerville and is a guide. He doesn't do Lions but rubs shoulders with some of the best houndsmen we have here locally. The blue Wilderness is one of the better places to hunt cats on public land and much of the area requires horses to get where you need to be.

    There are other areas that have good Lion populations. Baghdad is one the better ones.

    I've killed two lions while calling, one very big Tom and a two year old. I'm more than happy to provide some contact information if your interested.
     
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    Can you still get the permit over the counter ? Anywhere north of flagstaff we have seen them while riding the snowmobiles in the winter and around saguaro and canyon lake did have a lot of sighting of cats during the summer.
     
  10. JFM33

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    I have a friend Tom who does guided bear hunts on the Reservation.He usually waits for the snow to go after the cats with the dogs.If you need any contact information let me know.
     
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  11. vmaxpro

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    Thanks for the info everyone!
     
  12. Nomad47

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    WOW. That lion must have been desperate. I don't know how he would get up there without getting a whole lot of punctures in his feet. Here are 2 close ups of what he climbed - saguaro cactus.
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  13. JRS

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    He was chased up there by hounds. Bobcats will do the same thing. They'll jump high enough to clear the thorns.
     

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