Men who poached mountain lion in Yellowstone NP caught after posting photos on social media: court

Three hunters in Montana who illegally killed a mountain lion in Yellowstone National Parklast year were caught after authorities followed a trail of pictures the trio posted on social media, according to court documents.

Austin Peterson, 20, Trey Juhnke, 20, and Corbin Simmons, 19, were sentenced last month to a three-year worldwide hunting ban after other hunters alerted game wardens to photos of the illegal kill that had been shared to Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook, according to investigation documents obtained by the Jackson Hole News & Guide.

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