Mountain lions are some of the most elusive creatures to hunt, and it can be a real battle to even locate one in difficult mountain terrains.
It’s fairly common to use hounds to track down these big cats and chase them up a tree where they can then be found by the hunter. It sounds much easier than it is though. You have locate a fresh mountain lion tracks, the dogs have to follow the trail, and then you have to find the dogs once they tree the mountain lion.
The dogs can be quite far from you by the time the locate the mountain lion so running up and down the mountain, possibly in the snow, can be a tall order.
And since many people are uncomfortable with the thought of eating a mountain lion, at least more uncomfortable than they might be about deer for instance, here’s well known Aussie hunter Adam Greentree discussing the taste of mountain lion with Joe Rogan.