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Three hunters charged in South Dakota lion killing

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MITCHELL, S.D. -- Two area men are among three hunters charged with illegally using dogs to tree and kill a mountain lion Feb. 1 in Pennington County.

The female lion had two kittens, one of which later died. The other is now in a zoo.

The lion was shot about three miles south of Hill City, Conservation Officer Blair Waite said.

Waite said James Jucht, 71, of Sioux Falls, shot the treed lion, and David Terveen, 63, of Emery, assisted in the shooting.

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