Snow says that the outfitter already had two cats located when they arrived. Those turned out to be females, which they passed on. Snow says Wabnegger's technique is to find where a cat is crossing a road then cut big loops around the area to find where the cat entered the woods. When they have pushed the cat into a small enough area, they turn the dogs loose. Snow says each chase was no more than a mile before the dogs had the lion treed. Once the dogs bayed up the lion, Snow says it was no piece of cake getting to them. They often had to walk through deep snow and climb straight up or down, with elevations going 4,500 to 5,000 feet.
Snow says Wabnegger and his guides live in the area and know it well. Snow says this is a hunt for the hunter who can appreciate the team work required between the handlers and their dogs. He reports a cost of $7,500 for his hunt.