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Dangerous Wildlife Incident Reports


SPECIES
Cougar
 
DESCRIPTION OF INCIDENT
ON 09/25/2012 RECEIVED A CALL FROM THE RP. THE RP EXPLAINS AT APPROXIMATELY 0930, HE WAS IN THE GRAYS MOUNTAINS (DESCRIBED AS KETTLE FALLS AREA) TURKEY HUNTING WHEN HE "HAD TO SHOOT A COUGAR"; THE COUGAR ALLEGEDLY STARTED TO ATTACK THE RP. THE RP STATES AFTER IT CAME DOWN A PATHWAY. THE RP EXPLAINS HE TRIED TO SCARE THE COUGAR (I.E. MAKING NOISE) BUT IT CAME AT HIM THREE SEPARATE TIMES; ON EACH OCCASION, THE RP ALLEGEDLY SHOT IT IN THE FACE WITH A TURKEY SHOT. THE RP ALLEGES ON THE THIRD SHOT, THE COUGAR RAN AWAY AND HE ALSO WAS ABLE TO GET AWAY; THE RP ALLEGES HE LEFT HIS GEAR IN THE AREA, AND SO, AFTER GETTING HIS FRIEND, THEY PROCEEDED BACK TO THE AREA AND LATER FOUND THE COUGAR DEAD. THE RP EXPLAINS THEY PACKED UP THE COUGAR AND IT IS NOW IN THEIR VAN; THE RP EXPLAINS THEY ARE CURRENTLY PARKED IN A SUPER WAL-MART PARKING LOT ALONG HWY 395 IN COLVILLE.
 
REPORT INFORMATION
Date/Time of Incident: September 25, 2012
Date of Report: September 25, 2012
Location: 2100 BLOCK OF ABERDEEN PL
City: Renton
County: Ferry
Game Management Unit: 101