Nebraska officials plan to discuss the possible mountain lion hunting season after a growth in the animalís population
LINCOLN, Neb (AP) – Nebraska officials plan to discuss the possible mountain lion hunting season after a growth in the animal’s population.
The Omaha World-Herald (http://bit.ly/Vya51g) reports the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission heard from staff Friday about the state’s resident mountain lion population.
The population in the Pin Ridge of northwest Nebraska has grown slightly, from 19 in 2010 to 22 in 2012. An official says that’s large enough for a limited harvest.
The newspaper reports the commission will meet in May to consider regulation governing a cougar season.
Officials identified a female mountain lion in the Niobrara River Valley in north-centeral Nebraska during its population study. But it’s unclear if the lion is a resident or was passing through the area.
Information from: Omaha World- Herald, http://www.omaha.com
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