We represent over a dozen cougar outfitters all over the west. In fact, I just heard from one in Idaho that has a hunt opening in late Feb. Let me know if you would like more info on that hunt or any others in a particular state. Or I can recommend a few that our clients have had great success with. That will give you some options. You can check out our website to get info on any of our hunts.
As I sit and glass, which is common for hunters out west, I have sort of quickly discovered something I never learned when I was younger.
In my youth I had enthusiasm and spirit. In my middle to advancing years I have creaky knees, arthritis, and I tire more easily than I used to. Where I used to sit on the cold hard ground I now look for that soft spot to sooth my tired muscles. That leads me to my tip.
Carry your soft spot with you!
In my pack I carry an air filled, ultralight, camping pad....