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Nebraska Mountain Lion License Plate Proposal Unanimous  

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Smoke Bomb & Backhoe Cougar Management

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No Exit: Nebraska Shuts Another Door East

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Of the roughly 90 written comments submitted to Nebraska Game & Parks on its 2013 Recommendations for Mountain Lion Hunting proposal, only 3 were in favor. At least 57 of the more than 80 opposed comments came from Nebraskans. Read all the comments here:┬áMountain lion written comments – July 2013    

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Despite citing briefly research on the effects of sport hunting on cougar populations that the Cougar Rewilding Foundation and other advocates sent to Nebraska Game and Parks, Commissioner Stacey Swinney can’t get his head beyond the idea that more killing is the only way to manage a cougar population. Rather than taking an honest look […]

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Since our previous post on the subject, we received a gracious response to our hunting proposal questions from Sam Wilson at Nebraska Game and Parks, including a clarification of ┬áthe number of cougars killed in Nebraska for reasons of threat and safety: 19 since 1999. Most of those were cougars wandering into residential neighborhoods, where […]

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Nebraska Game & Parks concludes their 2013 Recommendations for Mountain Lion Hunting with these words: “The Commission intends to manage mountain lion populations over time with consideration given to social acceptance, effects on prey populations, depredation on pets and livestock, and human safety.” Public attitude surveys about cougars in Nebraska are absent from the Recommendations. […]

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The decision on a limited hunt proposed for the Pine Ridge National Forest of Nebraska was delayed Friday pending review of public and written comments by Nebraska Game and Parks Commissioners. CRF commented questioning whether the proposal to take 2 males and 1 female of an estimated 22 cats was below the 14% take recommended […]

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