Ex-NFL star Derek Wolfe kills a massive mountain lion with a bow and arrow before ‘falling ten feet off a rock face’ with the 195-pound carcass… but social media blasts him for ‘ridiculous’ hunt and ‘posing with the corpse’

Super Bowl 50 champion Derek Wolfe has revealed how he hunted and killed a massive mountain lion with a bow and arrow in Colorado – before ‘falling ten feet off a rock face’ with the enormous carcass.

Sharing a photo to his Instagram, the former defensive end revealed he had been asked to hunt the animal after it had been ‘wreaking havoc in a rural neighborhood’ in Colorado. 

The 195lb mountain lion had reportedly already killed two dogs and a mule deer, Wolfe said in his post, and the woman who requested his services was ‘nervous what it might do next.’

Derek Wolfe claimed he hunted and killed a massive mountain lion with a bow and arrow

The former defensive lineman posted a photo of him with the animal to Instagram

The former defensive lineman posted a photo of him with the animal to Instagram 

He said that after finding the deer, which he presumed the big cat had killed, he hiked over 9,600 feet up rough terrain and was ‘exhausted, dehydrated and cramping.’ 

However, he eventually found the animal and claimed he drew back his bow and killed it with an arrow. 

He then claimed he had to crawl backwards down the mountain, dragging the carcass with him to get it back to his truck, falling 10 feet off a rock face in the process. 

Wolfe shared a photo of him lifting up the carcass, which looked to at least match his six-foot-five frame and he estimated it ‘probably’ weighed 195 pounds. 

Wolfe, who is a keen fisher and hunter and regularly posts photos of his kills on his Instagram feed, played in the NFL from 2012 to 2021. 

Wolfe is a keen fisher and hunter and regularly posts photos of his kills on his Instagram feed

Wolfe is a keen fisher and hunter and regularly posts photos of his kills on his Instagram feed

He was a second-round pick, 36th overall, by Denver in the 2012 NFL Draft and spent eight seasons with the Broncos. He played the 2020 season with the Baltimore Ravens before calling time on his a career after injury ruled him out of the 2021 season. 

Several ex-NFL players commented on his post, shocked at the catch. Former Rams star Michael Brockers wrote: ‘That’s crazy bro.’ 

However, some social media users were not impressed with the catch, slamming him for the hunt.  

Several ex-NFL players commented on his Instagram post, shocked at the catch

Several ex-NFL players commented on his Instagram post, shocked at the catch

Wolfe was a second-round pick by Denver in the 2012 NFL Draft and played eight seasons there

Wolfe was a second-round pick by Denver in the 2012 NFL Draft and played eight seasons there

‘Glorifying a so-called tough guy taking out a majestically big and beautiful cat,’ one Twitter user wrote. ‘Too bad the endangerment laws are not fully enforced in CO. And oh – keep your friggin dogs indoors at night.’

‘Grant is not a city. When you live in rural Colorado you sign up for living WITH wildlife,’ another claimed. ‘There are guidelines for NOT making your dogs a food source. Go back to Kentucky.’

One blasted Wolfe for posing with his kill, writing: ‘If it had to be done, I understand. No reason to pose with the corpse though.’

Some social media users were not impressed with the catch, slamming him for the hunt

Some social media users were not impressed with the catch, slamming him for the hunt

Another added that he should be ashamed. saying: ‘Mountain lions don’t terrorize. They survive. Humans, like one of the most disappointing high draft choices of the Broncos terrorize. Shame on you for celebrating this.’

Others disagreed with Wolfe’s claims the mountain lion had been ‘terrorizing’ the neighborhood as one user branded it ‘ridiculous’.  

They posted: ‘Terrorizing???? Or maybe because y’all encroached on it’s home and it was hungry!! Naw this ain’t it!! Smdh!! There aren’t enough to go around and they don’t repopulate like deer etc.. sooo try again.. THIS IS NOT A WIN MY FRIEND!! This is just ridiculous!!!’

Another suggested that Wolfe was the danger, not the big cat, sharing: ‘Ex-NFL player Derek Wolfe kills a mountain Lion in Colorado. I feel some type of way about this. These types are dangerous. The human not the lion. #AnimalCruelty’

Others disagreed with claims the mountain lion had been 'terrorizing' the neighborhood

Others disagreed with claims the mountain lion had been ‘terrorizing’ the neighborhood

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