The Buddha took notice of this story recently regarding mountain lions in the Black Hills. The "hills" are one of the most under rated fly fishing locations in the west. Miles of streams, no crowds, and a great rails to trails bike project that can take you to lots of great water. A great stop for any angler. I have always wanted to see a mountain lion (from a safe distance!). Hmm. Might be worth checking out the safety tips. Just seeing a mountain lion is rare so better to worry about your backcast.
Just goes to show you - if you look closely at the word WILDERNESS - you will see the word WILD. Just as it should be.
PS - Visit the Cougar Fund to help protect these wonderful animals.