In November, Daniel Hamann's neighbor came over to tell him a cougar was in the area. The cougar was hiding in a culvert, and the men flushed it. Hamann shot the cougar after it was flushed, a 1-3 year old male that weighed 125 lbs, and appeared to be a wild cougar.
However, unfortunately for Hamann there is no season for cougars in Minnesota. His actions were illegal and will costs him $1000 in fines, and $1000 in restitution to the state for the cougar. From The Daily News .