Arizona Mountain Lion Hunts

Our Arizona mountain lion hunts are fast-paced adventures behind the best lion dogs in the west! Watching a knowledgeable mountain lion guide work his hounds for you in the Arizona backcountry in an unforgettable experience for sure! The adrenaline inducing nature of mountain lion hunting behind a seasoned pack of hounds will come to an exciting apex once that big tom lion is in the tree.

The most productive way to hunt mountain lions with us is behind our experienced lion hounds. Hunting mountain lions off of mules or horses (if you’re comfortable) is a great way to increase the likelihood of your success. Our guided lion hunts are conducted on large tracts of public or private land, well off the grid in some of Arizona’s most beautiful country. Our extensive list of contacts will alert us to lions on occasion. Ranchers call upon us when a calf has been predated upon, and game wardens will put us on an elk or deer kill from time to time as well. Ultimately, we will hunt wherever and whenever provides you with the best chance of harvesting a big tom during your unforgettable Arizona mountain lion hunt.

An Arizona mountain lion hunt is a popular over the counter (OTC) option. Simply purchase your resident or non-resident hunting license and Arizona lion tag before your hunt at one of many hunting license retailers throughout the state. Our lion season is approximately 9 months long and since tags are available over the counter, it’s easier than ever to join us in lion country this year!

The mountain lion is one of the most challenging cats to hunt anywhere on earth. With cunning instincts, an intense will to live, and binocular vision, Arizona’s lion population of nearly 3,000 cats is having a negative impact on many wildlife species in our state, especially mule deer and Coues deer.

During certain times of year, mountain lion/black bear combo hunts are available. Contact us for more information regarding this popular option or visit the bear page to find out what it’s like hunting bears with us.

Our Lion Guides

Arizona lion guides, Mike and Layne, relentlessly hunt lions on both dry ground and in the snow! Their experienced lion dogs have ensured they enjoy a very respectable track record of success. Hunting mountain lions is in their DNA and they love showing clients the amazing places Arizona mountain lions call home! Mountain lion hunters come from as far away as South Africa and other locations throughout the world to hunt lions with us after hearing about past tales of epic adventures!

Guide Profile- Professional Houndsman, Mike Harris, has been part of the Diamond Outfitters family for over a decade. Mike hunts all the iconic species of Arizona and Sonora, MX, but nothing compares to Mike’s passion for running his hounds on lions and bears. Over the years, Mike has established himself as one of Arizona’s most successful lion outfitters on public, private and tribal lands. As Mike’s company HD Trophy Hunts, and Diamond Outfitters grew rapidly, both companies saw the extreme value and strength that would come from a unified outfit. As such, Mike merged his company fully into Diamond Outfitters and today runs more guided lion and black bear hunts than anyone we know of, and has amassed an incredible amount of happy, repeat clients. Stronger Together! (Pic of Mike with lion)

Get in touch to start your Arizona mountain lion hunting adventure today…We’ll take care of the details so you can focus on having the time of your life!

Veteran Owned and Operated

Dan Adler, Owner/Guide – Veteran Captain of USAF
Many of our Guides are Veterans and First Responders.