I am wondering weather mountain lions are easy to kill.
If the hunter mentioned in the article was grouse hunting, I assume his shotgun was loaded with birdshot of some sort. He fired at the cat twice and they found it dead. Even though ten yards isn't exactly long range, birdshot is already starting to spread at that distance. I was thinking maybe a pellet found its way to the heart or central nervous system, but a cougar does have hide and muscle portecting its organs.
So, is mountain lion a realtively easy animal to kill with a firearm?