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12/20/2017 12:49 EST | Updated 12/20/2017 13:21 EST

Online outrage after Canadian TV host kills cougar in northern Alberta

EDMONTON — 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.