Fifty-eight-year-old Rod Noah of Chattaroy, Washington has been buying mountain lion tags for years. He never expected he would be harvesting his first cougar this season, and he certainly did not expect to take two with one shot. According to The Spokesman-Review, Noah was hunting elk with Ben Hendrickson, 36, when the sportsmen inadvertently called in a pair of mountain lions. Noah had never even seen one before in the wild, much less taken a shot at one.
“I didn’t hesitate at the chance,” he told the Review.
After one of the cats disappeared into the foliage, Noah drew his bow and hit the other cougar right behind its front leg. The animal jerked and then broke for cover. It was when Noah and Hendrickson found what they presumed was their target’s carcass that they knew something had not gone according to plan.