IA: 17-Year-Old Shoots Mountain Lion in Self Defense
Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- Jake Altena was hunting deer in Iowa, on private property near the Little Sioux River. Jake is 17 years old.
He started hunting when he was 12. On Saturday, 9 December, he heard a noise. He carefully and quietly investigated the origin of the sound.
Armed with a Savage bolt-action 20 gauge shotgun, Altena found an uprooted tree that appeared to have enough clearance for a person or creature to be able to move underneath the branches.
“I was about 15 feet away and a mountain lion poked his head out and it was looking at me dead in the eyes,” he said.
“I immediately pulled my gun on him; I was pretty scared at the moment. When I had him in my sights, he kind of made a quick jump at me and I instantly pulled the trigger.”
The shot hit the creature in the shoulder and fatally wounded it.
Shot at close range in the front of the chest, it is clear the big cat was coming at Jake. The projectile appears to have traveled lengthwise in the body without exiting. A 20 gauge slug has plenty …Read the Rest