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Mountain Lion Killed Near Chadron

LINCOLN – A 1½- year-old female mountain lion was shot south of Chadron in Dawes County on Oct. 23. The mountain lion was shot in a ranch yard near the landowner’s house and chicken coop. The subadult mountain lion weighed approximately 63 pounds. As required by law, the man immediately notified authorities after the animal was shot and the animal was transferred to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

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Dead Mountain Lion Found Near Ericson

LINCOLN – The body of a female mountain lion that may have been killed by a vehicle was discovered along a road near Ericson on Oct. 9. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is investigating. While there are signs the cat may have been struck by a vehicle, officials are awaiting the completion of forensic analysis. Anyone with information regarding the incident may call the Nebraska Wildlife Crimestoppers at 1-800-742-7627. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a …

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Mountain Lion Harvested in Knox County

LINCOLN – A 157-pound male mountain lion was harvested on the evening of Oct. 5 in Knox County near Lewis and Clark Lake. This is the first mountain lion harvested in the Prairie Unit, which has been open since Jan. 1. Mountain lion hunting is open in the Prairie Unit until the end of the year. All other mountain lion units are closed at this time. For more information about mountain lions in Nebraska, visit the Nebraska Game and Parks …

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Iowa Man Cited for Shooting Mountain Lion

LINCOLN – A 23-year-old Iowa man has been cited for shooting a mountain lion out of season near Crawford on the evening of Sept. 6. The man was hunting deer with archery equipment from a tree stand on Ponderosa Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Dawes County when the incident occurred. He reported shooting the lion to the Dawes County Sherriff’s Department that night. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission officials immediately responded to the scene and recovered the carcass at about …

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Mountain Lion Confirmed in Alliance

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has confirmed mountain lion presence in Alliance through video taken on the evening of Aug. 6 near the city landfill. Authorities are attempting to remove the animal and request that people remain outside of the landfill area. Game and Parks requests that anyone who observes a mountain lion in Alliance immediately contact the Alliance Police Department, the Box Butte County Sherriff’s Office, or Game and Parks.

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Mountain Lion Killed Near Chadron

LINCOLN — A 5-month-old female mountain lion was shot south of Chadron in Dawes County on Saturday, July 19. A man reported noticing the animal crouched in the grass about 20 yards from his residence, where two young children were present on a patio. The man retrieved a rifle from the house and approached the animal, then shot it when it stood but did not flee. The mountain lion weighed approximately 30 pounds. As required by law, the man immediately …

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Mountain Lion Unintentionally Killed

LINCOLN – A mountain lion was found unintentionally killed in a snare in Sioux County on June 22, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The trap was set by U.S. Department of Agriculture APHIS Wildlife Services in an attempt to remove coyotes from a cattle pasture. The gender of the animal could not be determined with certainty due to decomposition in the warm weather. Tooth measurements and pelt coloration are consistent with a subadult or young adult female, …

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Mountain Lion Shot in Sheridan County

LINCOLN – A Sheridan County landowner on March 21 shot a young mountain lion that had approached his chicken coop. The lion did not flee when the landowner walked within 15 yards of it. The mountain lion was a 30-pound female. No evidence of additional mountain lion activity was found at the time of the incident. The landowner immediately called the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, as required by law. Landowners are allowed to protect their livestock from predators, including …

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Mountain Lion Unintentionally Killed in Custer County

LINCOLN – A mountain lion was unintentionally killed in a cable restraint trap near Taylor in Custer County on Feb. 16, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The mountain lion was an adult male weighing approximately 150 pounds that appeared to be in good health. The trapper called Game and Parks immediately upon discovering the mountain lion, as required by Game and Parks policy. High pelt prices have led to an increased effort to trap bobcats and other …

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Mountain Lion Killed by Vehicle

LINCOLN – A mountain lion was killed by a vehicle on U.S. Hwy. 20 in Sioux County on Feb. 1, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The mountain lion was an adult male weighing approximately 150 pounds that appeared to be in good health. The driver contacted Game and Parks immediately after striking the animal. This is the sixth mountain lion killed by a vehicle in the Pine Ridge since 2007, when a breeding population was first confirmed. …

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