Authorities in Colorado say Derek Wolfe adopted all of the steps needed in his hunt of a mountain lion this week … confirming to TMZ Sports the previous NFL participant’s killing of the animal was authorized.
A spokesperson for Colorado Parks and Wildlife tells us … Wolfe did all that was required of him so as to lawfully take down the massive cat in Grant earlier this week.
According to the CPW, Wolfe obtained his mountain lion looking license and is “in good standing” with the org. It additionally mentioned Wolfe checked all of the bins needed — akin to correctly reporting the kill — to make all of it above board.
Wolfe himself insisted on his “The Drive” podcast that he did nothing improper … explaining, as he did in his preliminary submit in regards to the kill, that the male mountain lion was a menace to neighboring communities previous to its demise.
“The Drive” on 104.3 The Fan
“He was hiding underneath this woman’s porch down the highway,” Wolfe mentioned of what initially made him got down to kill the beast. “She advised us, ‘Please eliminate him. He killed my canine final yr.'”
Wolfe added, “I like looking deer and elk, and mountain lions kill deer and elk, and mature male mountain lions kill the cubs of feminine mountain lions to get them to return into warmth.”
“I really feel like I’m doing my half by caring for a few of these Toms. It isn’t simple.”
Wolfe mentioned after an hours-long hunt for the animal, he finally shot and killed it with a bow and arrow. He mentioned the massive cat was large — weighing round 200 kilos … and spanning the whole lot of his 6-foot-6 body.
“That factor can kill anyone,” Wolfe mentioned.
The former soccer participant’s friends had been impressed together with his feat … with former Broncos and Titans linebacker Wesley Woodyard saying within the remark part of Wolfe’s submit, “Bro that is sick as s***!!!!!!”