Nebraska Hunter Battles Cougar For Deer Carcass

From KCSR News:

_Two hunters in western Nebraska’s Pine Ridge area have had close encounters with mountain lions in the last week.

_Todd Nordeen is district wildlife manager for the Nebraska Game and Parks commission. He says in both cases the cougar showed up after the hunter had either wounded or killed deer.
Nordeen says the hunter with the wounded deer found it being attacked by the lion. He fired again at the deer, killing it and scaring off the mountain lion.

_Upon returning from getting field-dressing equipment, he found the lion had returned and eaten part of the deer.