Generally speaking, the best areas in which to hunt mountain lions are also among the best areas for hunting deer and elk. Below are three of the best-regarded mountain lion hunting locations in the US:
1. Idaho County - Boone & Crockett (B&C) is a nonprofit that promotes hunting for habitat conservation. Its records indicate that Idaho boasts the largest and highest amount of quality mountain lions. Five of the state's top 10 largest mountain lions recorded have come from Idaho County. Access to prime areas might be difficult, especially in the winter, so using a snowmobile is suggested.
2. Lincoln County - This Montana county boasts three of the top 10 B&C recorded cats in the state and shares a border with the Canadian province of British Columbia, which is considered the best area in North America to find trophy-quality mountain lions. The region also has several mountain goats, bighorn sheep, and large herds of elk.
3. Garfield and Eagle Counties - These two Colorado counties received a score of 82 out of 100 from HuntScore.com regarding mountain lion quality. Mesa County and Rio Blanco are also known for being prime mountain lion hunting locations.