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Nebraska Hunt on Hold

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 by Washington State’s Large Carnivore Conservation Lab, who have found that takes above 14% are unsustainable and disrupt cougar social order. CRF also questioned the proposal’s suggestion that the hunt was necessary as a safety measure; leaving a cougar population to police itself, and taking out problem individuals at the source has proven to be the most effective method for keeping pets, livestock, people and cougars safe.

Omaha.com

CHADRON, Neb – Nebraska’s first regulated mountain lion hunting season is on hold.

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