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Ex-NFL player tracks and kills mountain lion terrorizing Colorado community: 'It beat me up bad'

 

Former Denver Broncos defensive lineman Derek Wolfe tracked and killed a 200-pound, 8.5-foot mountain lion that was terrorizing a Colorado community with nothing but a bow and arrow. 

Wolfe said the huge animal had been "wreaking havoc" in a rural neighborhood and had already killed two dogs. 

"I got a call from a good friend of mine… and he called me and said, 'Hey, there's a cat up here. You want to come help?' And I said, Yeah, let's go," he explained Monday on "Tucker Carlson Tonight.

 

"So we get up there and the first thing we see is a full-grown mule deer that he had drug across the road, right across the street from somebody's house. And then we followed those tracks up to his porch. It was up on this woman's porch, living underneath of her porch, even. And when we had talked to the landowner, they said, ‘Hey, we have house cats. And the cats are acting weird.’" 

Wolfe told host Tucker Carlson he took hunting dogs with him to track the animal and hiked over 9,600 feet to kill it. 

"I've been through some tough training camps, brother, but this hunt was –  man – it beat me up bad. I was beat up bad. I'm all cut up and scraped up. I was in full-body cramps [and] barely made it up there," he said. 

 

"I was able to make a good shot, [a] good ethical shot, [and] harvested the cat and got him out of there and did everything by the book. This was completely legal. [Colorado Parks and Wildlife] CPW came down and checked the cat. And for me, I took the meat and got it processed. I'm going to eat that cat."

The Superbowl 50 champion shared that he has received some backlash over the kill but reiterated it was entirely a "legal hunt." 

 

CPW told the Denver Post Wolfe is a licensed hunter who is in good standing with the state. 

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Just now, Heron25 said:

who eats mountain lion?  That's a new one for me.

It's really good, taste like pork

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I mean what does that cat eat per day? and it looks very nourished

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i figured he was a bigger guy. DAM! that cat gotta be 200 #.

did not know it was very edible. bow kill makes this an even better story. that fur skin is going to be crazy nice. 

props for this dude. 

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Just now, iphish said:

I mean what does that cat eat per day? and it looks very nourished

Apparently the neighborhood dogs lol

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Damn that's a big cat.  Never had the pleasure but have heard it's actually pretty good, pork like.  

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8 1/2 feet!!

 

Google

How big is a full grown male cougar?
 
 
Adult males average approximately 140 pounds but in rare cases may weigh 180 pounds and measure 7-8 feet long from nose to tip of tail. Adult males stand about 30 inches tall at the shoulder. Adult female cougars rarely exceed 110 pounds.

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My cousin is big into cat hunting in MT. He rarely shoots them but this one sounds like it was causing problems. Not that there's anything wrong with shooting them anyway.  

 

He actually prefers to run bobcats. Have more stamina and don't tree as easily.  

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