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Minnesota man cited for shooting a cougar

Daniel Hamman is now charged with shooting a protected animal. The 26-year-old allegedly shot a cougar last November. The Worthington Daily Globe reports the DNR was contacted after some photos of the 125-pound male cat were posted on Facebook.
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Daniel Hamman is now charged with shooting a protected animal. The 26-year-old allegedly shot a cougar last November. The Worthington Daily Globe reports the DNR was contacted after some photos of the 125-pound male cat were posted on Facebook.

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