South Dakota Teen Takes Out Mountain Lion To Protect His Home

The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Bearing Arms

Large predators are a scourge in rural environments. Any kind of livestock or pet is fair game (no pun intended) for the four-legged fiends. When you depend on these animals, it’s especially troubling when some kind of predator is killing them.

In South Dakota, a 14-year-old boy decided enough was enough after a mountain lion killed one of the goats his mother keeps as part of a small goat dairy operation. He took a 30-06 rifle he won at an NRA raffle and used a playhouse as a ground blind. After all, not only where there goats to protect, but also small children sometimes played in that yard and might make a tempting target for the hungry lion.

Dalton Streff fancied himself a hunter at age 14 and had completed his hunter safety course, so he felt perfectly fine taking up his position in the playhouse to

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