LINCOLN – The Pine Ridge Unit Season 2 mountain lion season is closed following the harvest of a female mountain lion Feb. 26 in Sheridan County. The lion showed no signs of lactation or dependent young.
The 102-pound lion was approximately 5½ years old and appeared to have been in good health. One of its ears had a tag from South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks.
The season closed immediately once the harvest subquota of one female was met. Season 1 in the Pine Ridge Unit closed when two male mountain lions were harvested Jan. 2. The season continues in the Prairie Unit, which encompasses most of the state.
For more information about mountain lions in Nebraska, visit the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s mountain lion web page at OutdoorNebraska.org.