A local hunter, armed with a bow and arrow, was stalked by a mountain lion in the High Uintas, and scratched up in an encounter this weekend.
Phill Douglass from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources says that Cody Hardman, a Kamas resident, was archery hunting for elk at about 6:45 Saturday morning.
Hardman reported that he first noticed the animal in a crouching position about 10 feet from him. When it lunged, he fired an arrow but missed. The mountain lion charged Hardman three times and after that, it left.