Utah Cougar Hunts

Wade Lemon Hunting ranks as one of the world’s leading operations for successful cougar hunts. With over 3000 clients having achieved their dream of harvesting a Trophy Mountain Lion, our expertise in this field is unparalleled. Our approach goes beyond hunting; we excel in catching lions, thanks to our dedicated houndsmen and our top-tier strain of Big Game Hounds.

At a Glance:

  • Premiere cougar hunting operation with over 3000 successful client hunts
  • Expertise in using highly trained Big Game Hounds for tracking
  • Record book achievements with numerous top SCI, B & C, and P & Y entries
  • New World Record lion harvested with a muzzleloader among notable successes


About This Hunt:

Our hunts span from November through May, boasting nearly 100% success rates yearly. We offer various tag options, including Over-the-Counter tags in prime areas known for producing large cats. Our year-round hunting on certain reservations and areas allows for both spring dry-ground hunts and winter snow hunts, showcasing our adaptability and commitment to success under any conditions.

Tag Information: 

Access to Over-the-Counter tags and exclusive areas for year-round hunting. Guaranteed tags are available from January-April.

Units: Our hunts cover extensive ground across Utah, including but not limited to Oquirrh-Stansbury, Wasatch Mtns, Currant Creek-North, Beaver, Box Elder, Raft River, Central Mtns, Nebo-West Face, and many more.

Expertise: Our houndsmen’s passion and skill in training and working with our Big Game Hounds are unmatched, ensuring high success rates and an unforgettable hunting experience.


Hunting Areas

The outfitters and guides that work with WLH have Forest and BLM permits throughout the state on the areas we operate.  Ashley National Forest, Dixie National Forest, Manti LaSal National Forest, Unita-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Fishlake National Forest, Cedar City BLM, Vernal BLM, Price BLM, Fillmore BLM, Salt Lake BLM, Richfield Hanksville BLM, Moab BLM, Kanab BLM, Grand Staircase.  We also operate on Private ground, State Trust Land and Reservations.

What To Expect on Your Hunting Trip

Cougar hunts with Wade Lemon Hunting are conducted using trucks, ATVs, snowmobiles, and occasionally on horseback, with lodging situated close to the hunting areas. Our focus is on tracking lion, utilizing our well-trained hounds equipped with GPS collars to ensure precise tracking and successful captures and the ability to get the hounds gathered as efficiently and safely  as possible, 


Hunting Approach: 

Focus on tracking and the strategic use of hounds, with hunts adapted to both winter snow and spring dry-ground conditions.

Gear Recommendations: Suggestions for gear vary by season, with emphasis on layering and appropriate footwear to accommodate the changing conditions.

Experience: Join us for a hunting adventure, following our expert houndsmen and their pack through some of the west’s most scenic territories in pursuit of elusive big cats.



Choose Wade Lemon Hunting for an expertly guided cougar hunt led by some of the most experienced houndsmen in the business. Our record of success, innovative hunting strategies, and commitment to our clients’ goals make us the top choice for those looking to fulfill their dream of harvesting a Trophy Mountain Lion. Contact us to book your hunt and experience the thrill of the chase with Wade Lemon Hunting.


I have been hunting with Wade Lemon Hunting for 5 seasons. We have harvested some really nice trophies. They have access to great areas and can assist in obtaining special, limited or restricted tags. The team of guides they have are really excellent, they are very knowledgeable and passionate about trophy quality and hunt hard to give you the best hunting experience possible. I have several hunts scheduled with them this season and I’m really looking forward to each one.

Ted F.

I have been fortunate to be able to hunt with Wade Lemon Hunting multiple times and have enjoyed great success with there team of professional guides. If you want to hunt with people that are passionate about their work and put year-round dedication into finding the biggest trophy animals for that special tag, WLH is the outfitter you are looking for.

Leo G.

I was searching for a high quality mountain lion hunt. Wade Lemon had been recommended to me by a trusted associate in Texas. I researched some other outfitters but ultimately chose Wade. It turned out to be a great decision. Wade’s guides’ busted their backs for me and were top notch in every aspect. By the end of the hunt I was rewarded with a world class trophy. The experience was everything I was hoping for. I’m already working on booking my next hunt with Wade and his team.

Scott S.

(435) 795-2299

PO Box 360222
Holden, UT 84636