Proof: Cougar Killed In NW Iowa

A cougar was killed in NorthWest Iowa late in 2013. An DNR officer and another man shot and killed it because it was in an area that was near people and children.

A hunter first spotted the cougar while checking a trail camera near Rock Valley. The cougar was about 40 yards away and didn't move away. The hunter backed away and returned with a neighbor. They found the cougar near a buck that it had killed. This time the animal moved away from the hunters to avoid confrontation. Which is what cougars do 99.9% of the time.

The men then called DNR conservation officer John Sells, who checked the area the next afternoon. While searching, one man nearly stepped on the mountain lion, causing it to move. At that point the DNR officer and another man shot and killed it.

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