National Geographic : 1955 Feb
© National Geographic Society 242 Western Ways Kodachrome by Tommy Lark Treed! A Chorus of Eager Howls Tells the Distant Hunter that Mountain Lion Stands at Bay The ideal pack of lion hounds contains five to seven-all good hunters, cold trailers, and strike dogs. Each one has speed and a clear voice. After treeing the lion they bay for hours, if necessary, until the hunter arrives. These hounds, running in the Chiricahua Mountains, are Arizonans. Sefor Puma, who has crossed the line without permit, is a snarling, fighting Sonoran. Some hounds are so keen to get at treed cats they leap part way up the tree trunk.