Former NFL defensive lineman Derek Wolfe hunted and killed a huge mountain lion that had become a menace to a rural neighborhood in Colorado. Wolfe was a member of the Broncos Super Bowl 50 championship team.
Wolfe, , a fisherman and hunter who’s quite skilled with a bow, detailed the kill via Instagram on Thursday, revealing he was alerted by a resident who lost two dogs to the dangerous beast and was in fear over what it might do next.
According to Fox News, Wolfe said he hiked more than 9,600 feet before he finally found the mountain lion. He then loaded up the bow and arrow and shot it.
“Exhausted, dehydrated, cramping I drew back my [bow] and sent an [arrow] through him,” Wolfe wrote. “Then I had to crawl backwards down the mountain with him to get him to the truck.”
Wolfe also explained that he “almost died” during the chase. Pretty impressive shot with a bow and arrow.
Wolfe retired after the 2020 season, playing nine seasons, predominantly with the Broncos. He recorded nearly 300 tackles and 33 sacks during a solid NFL career.
Derek Wolfe of the Denver Broncos. Photo courtsey of Ezra Shaw/Getty Images