I’m frequently asked when is the best time to hunt mountain lion here in Idaho. More specifically what is the best month. It can be a complicated answer, but typically the middle of December through the end of January are very reliable when it comes to having snow. Good conditions are key to a successful cougar hunt. That being said, we’ve caught some whopper lions in February and March over the years. Probably the best plan of action, if you plan on venturing to Idaho to mountain lion hunt, is to do a set date hunt middle of December through January. If you’re flexible, the hunting is excellent all the way through March if the weather cooperates.