Season closed early, due to water temps 5-6 degrees too hot. Problem is the DAMS. Adding "reervoir" water to cool it - natural PNW streams flow under trees, spring out from underground.. NOT from dams.
It's believed that Cecil was lured out of the national park into an adjacent hunting concession area with bait in the form of a freshly killed animal. At that point, the lion was shot with a bow and arrow,