First sighting since 2009, fourth ever since 1986.
The hunt was supposed to be a day in which Aly Fenn got her first crack at killing a mountain lion. Having recently turned 10-years-old, Aly had taken the required hunter safety courses and had tagged along on more than a few hunts with her dad, Donnie, who runs Chasin' Tails Guide Service, an Arizona outfit that specializes in dry ground mountain lion hunts. Up until now, she'd only been a spectator, taking in the sights and sounds of dogs baying and barking at a big ole' tom pinned atop a tree or canyon wall, snarling and swiping at his pursuers. If they spotted a tom cougar on this day though, it was Aly's time and turn for lion.