The man said he was defending his father, but state wildlife officials say the animal posed no threat and was poached, its heart cooked and some of it eaten by the men.
The Bay City man says he killed the wounded animal the next day and took its hide and skull — but didn’t eat the heart.
State Natural Resources officials say two Bay County men face charges after a cougar was illegally killed in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
At least two people have reported possible cougar sightings near Kensington Metropark.
A report of a possible cougar sighting at the University of Michigan caused a bit of a stir at the home of the Wolverines.
A cougar that officials believe migrated from the western U.S. has been caught on camera for a third time in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
Michigan wildlife officials have confirmed the presence of a cougar in the Upper Peninsula’s Houghton County.