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Archer in Buffalo County, Wis., shoots cougar after fearing for his safety while deer hunting

Wisconsin bowhunter Ben Karasch shot this cougar while hunting deer on private land near Gilmanton in northern Buffalo County after fearing for his safety as the animal got closer. No charges were filed in what was the first cougar shooting case in Wisconsin in 115 years. (Contributed photo)

When 39-year old Wisconsin bowhunter Ben Karasch climbed into his tree stand on Saturday, Nov. 11, he was hoping to see one of the legendary Buffalo County bucks, not an adult cougar stalking him. 
Karasch was hunting on private land in the township of Montana near Gilmanton in northern Buffalo County.
“I’d climbed into my ladder stand that afternoon and by early evening I hadn’t seen a deer.  That’s unusual for this area,” said Karasch.

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