Mountain Lion Nabs Hunter's Buck
Witnessing a cougar in the wild is an unusual event even in areas where the population counts are relatively high. So having a cougar take possession of your game is definitely on the very rare list. The JournalStar.com has the story of Dan Kreitman who went looking for a whitetail buck and came away with a unique story.
The 61-year-old Ceresco man, who owns a dental laboratory in Lincoln, was hunting in a tree stand with his wife, Patty, on Nov. 19, 2009, in Dawes County. It was late in the afternoon when he shot at a nice whitetail buck, which ran out of sight. Kreitman tracked the deer to the edge of a bluff, which led to a nearly vertical drop to a canyon below. "I couldn't imagine the deer was going off that bluff, but that's what it did," he said. So Kreitman carefully made his way down to the canyon. He found his deer, but so had a mountain lion.