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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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Mountain Lion Unintentionally Killed

LINCOLN – A mountain lion was unintentionally killed in a cable restraint trap in Sioux County on Dec. 20, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The mountain lion was a subadult female weighing approximately 85 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 furbearers, which …

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First Mountain Lion Lottery Permit Drawn

LINCOLN, Neb. – A 15-year-old Franklin resident drew the state’s first mountain lion lottery permit on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Holden Bruce will be allowed to hunt mountain lions during Season 1, Jan. 1-Feb. 14, 2014, in the Pine Ridge Unit. As the first lottery permit holder, Bruce will be allowed to hunt mountain lions with dogs during Season 1. The 100 other lottery permit holders, which also were drawn Oct. 9, will hunt during Season 2, Feb. 15-March 31 in …

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Mountain Lion Killed in Dawes County

LINCOLN, Neb. – A male mountain lion was shot and killed in the Pine Ridge in Dawes County on March 27 after the resident’s attempts to scare off the cat failed, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The resident reported the incident to Game and Parks. The resident spotted the lion while walking along a creek near his home. He estimated that the lion was about 20 yards from him. He continued walking and the lion walked parallel …

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Mountain Lion Shot in Sheridan County

LINCOLN, Neb. – A mountain lion was shot and killed in the Pine Ridge in northern Sheridan County on Feb. 8 after the landowner’s attempts to scare off the cat failed, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The owner’s children had noticed a partially eaten white-tailed deer lying in the grass near some outbuildings on the property. A short time later, the owner saw from his house a mountain lion on the deer kill. Attempts by the family …

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Unintentionally Trapped Mountain Lion Killed

LINCOLN, Neb. – A mountain lion was unintentionally killed in a cable restraint trap in Scotts Bluff County on Jan. 9, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The mountain lion was a female weighing approximately 81 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 may have …

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