Ex-NFL Star Kills Massive Mountain Lion After Challenging Hunt

John Simmons | January 24, 2023
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Former Denver Broncos defensive lineman Derek Wolfe was especially skilled at tracking and bringing down opposing quarterbacks in his NFL days. In retirement, he’s equally as skilled at hunting down mountain lions.


The Super Bowl 50 champion posted a picture of him holding an 8.5-foot, 200-pound mountain lion, his prize after an arduous hike to kill the creature that had been terrorizing a rural Colorado neighborhood. 


A post shared by Derek Wolfe (@derekwolfe_95)

He detailed the hunt on Monday’s episode of “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

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"I've been through some tough training camps, brother, but this hunt was –  man – it beat me up bad. I was beat up bad. I'm all cut up and scraped up. I was in full-body cramps [and] barely made it up there," he said about himself after climbing roughly 9,600 feet to get the predator.

Just in case anyone is worried about whether Wolfe hunts animals just for pride, Wolfe said this was an “ethical hunt” and that Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) said he is in good standing.

This is what real masculine drive, initiative, and protection looks like, and in our overly feminized society, its good to see that it still exists.

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