An Afton hunter killed a mountain lion earlier this month while hunting deer with his father in western Wyoming.
The state Game and Fish Department determined the killing was self defense.
Adam Lancaster told Warden Todd Graham that he killed the mountain lion on Oct. 7 as it approached the hunters while they were field dressing and boning a buck mule deer they had killed.
The encounter occurred in the north end of Wyoming lion hunt Area 14 in the Coal Creek drainage, about four miles south of U.S. 89 on Salt Pass. No one was injured.
They reported the incident immediately.
For some reason mountain lion stories always catch my eye. Don’t forget Friendly neighborhood mountain lion.