Here is a photo of the jaguar, and news article about the news conference with the hunting guide who had treed it.
http://azstarnet.com/news/local/guide-d ... c0e41.html
The paper took a sideswipe at the hunter, which I thought was kind of rude. The hunting guide is not breaking any laws. Mountain lions are not endangered, and you can legally hunt them with dogs. In fact, that is the only way you are likely to be successful at a mountain lion hunt. You have to have a license and tag just like any other hunt. What is more, they are good to eat, and taste way better than elk or deer, in my opinion. And the guide, in order to take people out hunting, has to have a guide license, insurance, a food handler's license, a business license, expensive vehicles and horse trailers, well-trained dogs, saddle mules or horses, etc. etc. He doesn't get rich off this business. He does it as a sideline, and doesn't get much for it, compared to elk guides, who ask from $5K to $10K. Not only that, there is a considerable amount of skill involved in the endeavor. So, there are not many people who can do what this guide does. You and I are not going to run out tomorrow and become licensed guides to hunt mountain lions.
Notice also that the guide immediately left his daughter and friend to go call G&F to find out what to do, as soon as he saw it. He probably had to go where his cell phone had coverage. He also did what he could to get his dogs tied up. Sounds like the jaguar got the better of the dogs. Why the newspaper would pick on the guy is beyond me, except that is what kind of paper it is. It's liberal without being broad-minded.