Online outrage after Canadian TV host kills cougar in northern Alberta

Cougar hunting is legal in Alberta from Sept. 1 to the end of February

A Canadian TV personality is taking heat online after he killed a cougar in northern Alberta.

Steve Ecklund, who’s the host of outdoor show The Edge bragged about hunting a huge cougar earlier this month.

He called it an unreal ending to a fun-filled season.

Ecklund posted a photo of him holding the dead cougar and another of him making a stir-fry from the meat.

That triggered outrage online: dozens of people have criticized the post.

Cougar hunting is legal in Alberta from Sept. 1 to the end of February for residents, and from Dec. 1 to the end of February for non-residents.

The Canadian Press

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Discovery Island wolf continues to thrive

The wolf, known as ‘Takaya’, has lived on the island for seven years

Early indications say allergy season could be milder this spring

The Aerobiology Lab collects pollen samples from across Canada to help make predictions

EDITORIAL: Housing is one of our basic needs

We all need food, clothing and shelter first

BIG READ: The two sides of the Strait of Georgia roe herring fishery

The case for the Strait of Georgia roe herring fishery Comox fisherman,… Continue reading

Victoria HarbourCats give away funeral to lucky fan

Just in case you die of excitment, all the bases are covered

After mosque attacks, New Zealand bans ‘military-style’ guns

The gunman killed 50 in a Christchurch mosque

Overturned vessels, simulated smoke expected in Victoria harbour for Coast Guard exercise

Coast Guard and other first responders will be on the water from 1 - 4 p.m. Thursday

Okanagan man, Yorkshire terrier chased by coyote

Animal sightings have been reported around West Kelowna and the Central Okanagan

Scientists disembark in Nanaimo after international expedition probes Pacific salmon

Canadian, American, Russian, Korean and Japanese scientists survey salmon in Gulf of Alaska

Victoria meme accounts unite residents

Poking fun at common frustrations around Greater Victoria brings laughs

Having phone within sight while driving does not violate law: B.C. judge

The mere presence of a cell phone within sight of a driver is not enough for a conviction, judge says

Most Read