The Black Hills is getting hit heavy with mountain lions lately. Raising heck with the deer and elk populations. Not to mention live stock.
One as been hanging around here, we seen him a couple times from the kitchen window. It Wyoming its legal to kill lions harassing stock but to keep the hides, you have to have a license.
Wife is afraid for her horses so we got her a tag. I'm too old to chase those suckers but I don't mind shooting one in the yard.
They ain't big by a long shot, smaller then deer. Not like we're talking 600 lb tigers or African lions. Wife plans on using her 243, she can shoot it and its plenty heavy enough for those little cats.
A 223 would work fine, except I figure the wife would be better of with her rifle, one she is familiar with and can shoot.
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