Ex-NFL star Derek Wolfe kills a giant mountain lion with a bow and arrow before he “falls ten feet off a rock face” with the 195-pound carcass … but social media blasted him for “ridiculous” hunting and “posing with the.” Corpse’
Super Bowl 50 champion Derek Wolfe claimed he hunted down and killed a giant mountain lion with a bow and arrow in Colorado, sharing a photo on his Instagram.
The former defense attorney revealed he had been asked to hunt the animal after it “wreaked havoc in a rural neighborhood” in Colorado.
The mountain lion had already reportedly killed two dogs and a mule deer, Wolfe claimed at his post, and the woman who requested his services was “nervous about what he might do next”.
Derek Wolfe claimed he hunted down and killed a giant mountain lion with a bow and arrow
The former defender posted a photo of him with the animal on Instagram
He said after finding the deer he believed the big cat had killed, he hiked over 9,600 feet through rough terrain and was “exhausted, dehydrated and cramped.”
Eventually, however, he found the beast and claimed that he drew his bow and killed it with an arrow.
He then claimed he had to crawl backwards down the mountain dragging the carcass with him to get it back to his truck and fell 10 feet off a rock face in the process.
Wolfe shared a photo of him picking up the carcass, which seemed to fit his 6’1″ physique at least, and he estimated it “probably” weighed 195 pounds.
Wolfe, who is an avid fisherman and hunter and regularly posts photos of his prey to his Instagram feed, played in the NFL from 2012-2020.
Wolfe is an avid fisherman and hunter and regularly posts photos of his prey to his Instagram feed
He was drafted by Denver in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft and spent eight seasons with the Broncos. He played the 2020 season with the Baltimore Ravens before calling it a career.
Several ex-NFL players commented on his post, shocked by the catch. Former Rams star Michael Brockers wrote: “This is crazy bro.”
However, some social media users were not impressed with the catch and suggested it for hunting.
Several ex-NFL players commented on his Instagram post, shocked at the catch
Wolfe was a Denver second-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft and played there for eight seasons
“The glorification of a so called tough guy taking out a majestically big and beautiful cat,” wrote one Twitter user. “Too bad endangerment laws aren’t fully enforced in CO. And oh – keep your damn dogs inside at night.”
“Grant is not a city. If you live in rural Colorado, sign up for LIFE WITH wildlife,” claimed another. “There are guidelines for NOT making your dogs a food source. Go back to Kentucky.’
One slammed Wolfe for posing with his kill, writing: “If it had to be done I understand. But no reason to pose with the body.”
Some social media users weren’t impressed with the catch and slammed it for hunting
Another added that he should be ashamed. Proverb: “Mountain lions don’t terrorize. you survive. Terrorizing people, like one of the Broncos’ most disappointing high-draft decisions. Shame on you for celebrating that.”
Others disagreed with Wolfe’s claims that the mountain lion “terrorized” the neighborhood, as one user called it “ridiculous.”
They posted: “Terrorize???? Or maybe because you invaded its home and it was hungry!! Nope, that’s not it!! smdh!! There isn’t enough to get around and they don’t populate like deer etc so try again.. NO WIN MY FRIEND!! This is just ridiculous!!!’
Another suggested Wolfe was the danger, not the big cat, sharing, “Ex-NFL player Derek Wolfe kills a mountain lion in Colorado. I kinda feel like it. These guys are dangerous. Man not the lion. #Animal cruelty’
Others disputed claims that the mountain lion had “terrorized” the neighborhood.