This is a cold-weather hunt, and Keller recommends felt-lined boots, wool pants, hand and foot warmers, and a warm cap with ear flaps. "It's worth braving the cold," he tells us, "to watch the dogs work, hear them run and see the treed lynx."
If you are interested in this trophy, Schneider still has one opening in November (their season opens November 15) and one in December. He generally starts in November in the northern end of his territory where the snow falls first, then follows the snow south through December. Still, he cautions, his lynx hunts are not guaranteed. He says they maintain about an 85 percent success rate.
Cougar and bobcat are also available in Ashnola's hunting territory. Hunters can choose either lynx ($6,000/week) or cougar ($7,200/week) as their primary quarry. If they are successful, they can then choose to hunt the other cats at a fixed cost of $750 per day.