Well this was a gem of a thread I forgot about yet is fitting since we got a pair of cougars living near the two Elementary schools near my home and people are in an uproar (on either side of the debate).Cougar meat is great, and does indeed resemble pork. However - and it’s a big however - you MUST cook it to 160F to ensure you kill the trichinosis spores. That is not something you want to contract. Google it.
And apologies for digging up an old ish thread, but I skimmed thru and didn’t see anything about cooking temp and wanted to throw this out there.