Mountain Lion killed in Idaho Seems to me they could have tranq'd this cat, maybe given it some vet care, and relocated it back deeper into the wilderness- we got a lot of wilderness. I carry a weapon in the wild. In my BR thread where we were out 'X-mas Tree Hunting', you never saw and I never mentioned the 1911 .45 under my sweatshirt, but it was there. If we'd run across something posing a threat to my family, I would have used it. But I would never shoot a cougar or wolf unless I had to- I love 'em only slightly less than my own peeps. It's too bad it went down like this with the big cat. I wish it would have been different.