B. Fullam's NV lion.
By Leigh Ann Bodenchuk, Editorial Assistant
Here are two mountain lion hunt reports from Nevada and British Columbia. First up, subscriber B. Fullam submitted a positive report (10809
) on his Nevada mountain lion hunt with Classic Diamond Guide Service (775-318-0366; www.classicdiamondguideservice.com
) and guide Anthony Miller.
Fullam flew into Elko to meet Miller for the drive to Eureka, where Fullam stayed in a comfortable hotel. Miller scouted the Diamond Mountains each morning before picking Fullam up at first light. Old snow the first two days made it difficult to cut a track. It began snowing later in the week and by the fifth and final day, conditions were "ideal." They treed a lion that afternoon and after a brief half-mile chase up a "fairly steep" mountain, Fullam shot his lion with a .357 magnum revolver (his first handgun hunt). Miller took along a rifle in case the lion presented a longer shot. He skinned the lion on the mountain and packed out the skull and hide.
In a follow-up interview, Fullam reported that they did not do any significant hiking, instead traveling by truck, ATV and snowmobile. The only lion tracked during this hunt was the lion Fullam ended up taking....