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They may not wear dark manes and roar throughout the night, but mountain lions can be every bit as dangerous as their African cousins. To pursue one with a bow, even with the aid of dogs, means the hunter must have their nerves totally under control; otherwise the results can be deadly for everyone on the ground.

Dwight Van Brunt writes on just this subject in the new March/April 2017 issue of Sporting Classics. His daughter, Keni, strikes out after her long-awaited mountain lion in the rugged hills of Montana—albeit with a rifle. Be sure to check out “Snow Cat” in the new issue, mailing to subscribers and available digitally now, and coming to newsstands March 7.