Ep 129: Josh Wilcox On Mountain Lion Hunting In Colorado

It’s February and most (but not all) of the North American hunting seasons are in the rearview mirror now. The dead of winter is prime time for mountain lion hunting though, and that’s what we’re talking about on the show today.

We have a special guest for this episode: Josh Wilcox is a long time listener of The Big Game Hunting Podcast who tagged a mountain lion on a hunt with hounds in Colorado back in December. Josh is going to share the story of his hunt, share some lessons he learned along the way, and give a couple of pointers to those who are interested in going on a mountain lion hunt with hounds themselves at some point in the future. 

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What We Covered

1) How Josh discovered The Big Game Hunting Podcast and what made him decide to go mountain lion hunting in Colorado.

2) Brief overview of his hunt.

3) How this hunt changed Josh’s opinion of hunting big game using hounds.

4) What rifle, cartridge, and ammunition he used on his hunt and how it performed on that mountain lion.

5) Gear that Josh recommends using on a mountain lion hunt with hounds.

6) What he thought about mountain lion meat.

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Below is a photo of Josh and his mountain lion.

josh wilcox mountain lion hunting

You can see the cat up in the tree at the very top of the photo below.

mountain lion in tree