On June 14, 2013 the Campbell County Sheriff's Office, along will other authorities responded to the Nicholson Little Farms area just outside of Gillette. South Gillette Game Warden Dustin Kirsch said he was assisted by wildlife biologist Erika Peckham in the capture of a mountain lion. Kirsch said he received a call about 7 am that the animal was under the deck of a residence.
Kirsch said the animal was located under the deck of a modular home. After some preparation the mountain lion was shot twice with tranquilizer darts and later located about 10 am. Kirsch said the animal was found after and "extensive " search about 300 yards away sleeping in a tree.
Late this morning the animal was being prepared to be transported "far away from Gillette", although Kirsch was not yet sure of a location. He noted that he had not received any reports of the animal exhibiting any aggressive behavior, but encouraged the public to contact authorities if they come in contact with any animal that concerns them.
The game warden estimated the mountain lion the be one and a half years old and weighing between 80 to 90 pounds. He noted the mountain lion was not the same animal confirmed west of Gillette in May: http://www.basinsradio.com/index.php/news/local/768-adult-mountain-lion-found-west-of-gillette