Derek Wolfe kills feared mountain lion in Colorado
Former NFL defensive lineman Derek Wolfe proved how courageous he can be after receiving a call asking if he wanted to chase a mountain lion that was “wreaking havoc” in a Colorado neighbourhood. With his bow and arrow in hand, Wolfe agreed to track it down and kill it.
Wolfe posted on Instagram that “Late Tuesday night I got a call from @huntnest to see if I wanted to stalk a giant Tom (male mountain lion) who has been wreaking havoc in a rural neighborhood, He had already killed two of her dogs and was living under her porch, nervous what he might do next.”
Wolfe, who played for the Denver Broncos for eight seasons and won Super Bowl 50 with them, said that he stumbled upon a freshly slain mule deer during his hunt. Wolfe said he was tired after the ordeal.
“We hiked straight up 2500ft and down the other side, then back up again, back down the other side and then back up again to 9600ft. Exhausted, dehydrated, cramping I drew back my @hoytbowhunting and sent an @sevrbroadheads through him,” Wolfe explained. “Then I had to crawl backwards down the mountain with him to get him to the truck I fell 10ft off a rock face on the way down lol.”
TMZ Sports reports that Colorado Parks and Wildlife confirmed to them that Wolfe, who possesses a valid hunting licence, followed all protocols in killing the mountain lion. During an episode of “The Drive,” Wolfe said that it was one of the most challenging hunts he has ever been on.
“I love hunting deer and elk, and mountain lions kill deer and elk, and mature male mountain lions kill the cubs of female mountain lions to get them to go back into heat,” Wolfe continued. “I feel like I am doing my part by taking care of some of these Toms. It is not easy.””
Wolfe highlighted that he killed the predator for his own protection and that he took the time to carry the hefty body back with him.
“We’re going to let him get away? He’s already killing full grown deer,” Wolfe said. “He was hiding under this lady’s porch down the road. She told us, ‘Please get rid of him. He killed my dog last year.'”