Jake Herak

At the foot of Montana’s Tobacco Root Mountains lives Jake Herak- the next generation of balls-to-the-wall lion hunters. Born and raised in Montana, Jake arrived in the valley as a teenager and eventually began hunting the region’s most dangerous inhabitants. Now, as the predator epidemic spreads across the valley ranch lands, his talent for running lions has snowballed into a full-blown winter vocation. In his first professional season, Jake and his team of walker hounds ran off a staggering nineteen mountain lions. But it’s a job he’s still learning how to perfect as he builds a name for himself. And every winter brings new and deadly challenges.