Men Charged With Illegally Killing Mountain Lion
by Associated Press
April 03, 2013 2:45 PM
The Black Hills mountain lion hunting season has ended but at least one lion and her kitten are not being counted in the final tally of 61 kills.
A female lion shot on Feb. 1 in Pennington County won't be added to the kill list until a judge rules whether she was killed legally.
Three eastern South Dakota residents are charged with misdemeanor hunting violations in connection with the lion's death.
Seventy-one-year-old James Jucht, of Sioux Falls, and 63-year-old David B. Terveen, of Emery, are accused of illegally shooting the lion near Hill City after it was treed by dogs controlled by 41-year-old Wade J. Musick, of Mitchell.
The use of dogs was only permitted on a limited basis within Custer State Park.