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A man shot this cougar in southwestern Minnesota's Jackson County in November. (Photo by Randy Markl / Minnesota DNR)

Man charged after allegedly shooting cougar in southwest Minnesota

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Prosecutors have charged a southwest Minnesota man for allegedly shooting a cougar last November.

Daniel Hamman, 26, of rural Jackson County was charged by citation Friday with shooting a protected animal, a misdemeanor.

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Hamman allegedly shot the cougar after being contacted by a neighbor, who saw the cat run into a culvert. The 125-pound male cougar was shot and was flushed from the culvert.

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