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Commissioners to Meet May 24 in Chadron

LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska Game and Parks Commissioners will consider a staff recommendation to create a mountain lion hunting season when they meet May 24 in Chadron. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. at the Chadron State College Student Center Ballroom on East 12th Street.

Public hearings for regulations regarding mountain lions are scheduled for 8:45 a.m. and 9 a.m.

The public may view the meeting agenda at http://outdoornebraska.ne.gov/admin/commission/pdf/agenda.pdf. Regulation recommendations for the meeting may be viewed and commented on at the Nebraska Secretary of State’s website at http://www.sos.ne.gov/dyindex.html.

The commissioners also will consider the following recommendations:

— regulations for antelope, deer and elk hunting.

— approval for funding for the 2013 Land and Water Conservation Fund apportionment.

— approval of an interlocal agreement with the City of Gothenburg to rehabilitate Lake Helen.

— approval of an agreement to transfer public use and land management from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Game and Parks for additions to Langdon Bend and Kansas Bend wildlife management areas in Nemaha County.

Also on the agenda is an appearance by Deb Cottier, executive director of the Northwest Development Corporation in Chadron.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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