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Three men are charged with illegally using dogs to kill two mountain lions in the Black Hills.

Mitchell, Emery, Sioux Falls men charged with illegally killing mountain lion

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RAPID CITY (AP) -- The Black Hills mountain lion hunting season has ended but at least one lion and her kitten are not being counted in the final tally of 61 kills.

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The media reports that a female lion shot on Feb. 1 in Pennington County won't be added to the kill list until a judge rules whether she was killed legally.

Three eastern South Dakota residents are charged with misdemeanor hunting violations in connection with the lion's death.

Seventy-one-year-old James Jucht, of Sioux Falls, and 63-year-old David B. Terveen, of Emery, are accused of illegally shooting the lion near Hill City after it was treed by dogs controlled by 41-year-old Wade J. Musick, of Mitchell.

The use of dogs was only permitted on a limited basis within Custer State Park.

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