After a tough mountain lion hunt, a great shot brought it to an end.
This big mountain lion goes down quickly with a single shot after being cornered in a crevice.
The fine use of hounds brings the hunt to an end.
While directly above the snarling beast, this hunter thrusts his revolver forward and with one shot, the hunt is humanely over.
Mountain lion populations have increased drastically, and managing their population using hunting is necessary. This maintains the predator/prey relationship while also avoiding wild animal "tameness" that can develop after interactions with humans.