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New Mexico Mountain Lion Hunting

The hounds are what make your hunt a success and also the guides’ knowledge of the mountain lion and the country they live in. I run a very high success rate on large tom lions every year. I book a limited number of mountain lion hunters per year to keep the quality and high success of my mountain lion hunts. All mountain lion hunts are 1 on 1 guide service. I guide the majority of the mountain lion hunts myself with my own pack of hounds that are second to none in the industry. On occasion I will hire only the best houndsmen / guides possible in the area to assist on these hunts.

Our mountain lion hunts take place throughout New Mexico on both public lands and large private ranches from October through March. Elevations range from 6,000 feet to 10,000 feet. We prefer to book these hunts on an on-call basis as this will ensure good conditions during the hunt. If a date must be set, it should be either in December or January. Conditions are usually good during these two winter months.  We average an 90% - 100% success rate on our lion hunts every year.


Get A Taste of the Hunt

The elusive mountain lion, cougar, puma, or catamount, whichever you like. He is the top predator of the mountain. A mature tom lion can, and will, kill and eat whatever he wants. Come along and watch our dogs tree several of these extreme predators. It’s sure to get your adrenaline pumping! Watch as Dr. Mark Rickmeyer harvests a B & C lion. This lion lived in the Valles Caldera most of its life and made the mistake of leaving it onto huntable land. No trophy room is complete until you add one of these beasts to it! We have limited availability, so make sure to email us on availability to reserve your extreme lion hunt with H&A Outfitters, Inc. You won’t go wrong!


New Mexico Mountain Lion Hunts

Hunting Methods/Weapon

Cutting track on either 4 x 4 trucks, ATVs, snowmobiles, on foot or horseback. This hunt isn’t for everyone. It’s physically demanding on the guides, the dogs, the hunters and the equipment. Mountain lion inhabit some of New Mexico’s roughest country so physical preparation is a must.

Bring your bow, rifle or pistol for your cougar hunt.


New Mexico Mountain Lion Hunts

Dates & Rates

  • Mountain Lion hunts take place from October through March.
  • $5,000 5-day hunt  1 on 1 guide service.
  • Please note, price does not include state license fees (over the counter).

New Mexico Youth Mountain Lion Hunts

Youth Mountain Lion Hunts

Our youth mountain lion hunts are conducted throughout Northern New Mexico. These hunts are fully guided 1 x 1 guide service. Bring your daughter or son on a great cougar hunt with H&A Outfitters.

  • $4,000 (Discounted $1,000 from our $5000 price)
  • 5 day hunt
  • Call for Hunt Dates

Read more about our youth hunting.


New Mexico Mountain Lion Hunts

Hunt Deposit

The deposit required to secure this hunt is $2,500. For your convenience, you can pay your hunt deposit, securely, online.


New Mexico Mountain Lion Hunts

References & Past Hunts

  • Graham Hunter, NM (505) 470-5473
    Archery Cougar & Bear Combo Hunt - Successful
  • Gene Oakill, PA (570) 527-0091
    Rifle Cougar Hunt - Successful
  • Walt Janke, WI (920) 470-6444
    Pistol Cougar Hunt - Successful
  • Justin Ragazzine, OH (330) 518-9552
    Bow Cougar Hunt - Successful

References - View all on our references page
Past Hunts - View our mountain lion hunting photo gallery


Request Information

H&A Outfitters, Inc. has been guiding hunters and specializing in professional New Mexico Mountain Lion Hunting since 1992. My reference list of both successful and unsuccessful references will speak for itself. Hopefully I have the opportunity to meet you at one of our camps. Your success is my success! Sincerely, Andrew Salgado, Outfitter/Guide



H&A Outfitters, Inc.
P.O. Box 16461
Santa Fe, NM 87592
Owner/Guide: Andrew Salgado
Phone: 505-474-6959
Email: andy@nmbiggamehunting.com