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Nebraska Decides Not to Hold a Lion Hunt this Year

Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Director Jim Douglas announced today that there will be no mountain lion hunting season in 2015.

Claiming that the Commission's decision was not a result of the controversy generated by Nebraska's inaugural lion hunt, Director Douglas indicated that they needed to review the situation and that there might be a mountain lion hunt in 2016.

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2nd round for Nebraska's Mountain Lions: Senator Chambers is still in the fight!

Last Friday, Nebraska State Senator Ernie Chambers made good on his promise and introduced legislation (LB127) removing the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission's (NGPC) authority to issue hunting licenses for mountain lions this year.

Similar legislation was introduced by Senator Chambers . . .

Mountain Lions Could Return to New England

The following story was originally written by the Associated Press and posted on January 2, 2015 on the Centralmaine.com website.

A Vermont animal tracker known nationally for her expertise in tracking cougars believes the big cats will eventually return to the Northeastern United States and neighboring parts of Canada, but she says the region won't see large numbers of them . . .

Utah game wardens start the New Year off right by saving a wayward lion

This New Year's weekend, a Salt Lake City family got a rare chance to not only see a mountain lion up close, they also got to see Utah Division of Wildlife Resources(UDWR) wardens take the rare, but correct step of helping a young mountain lion.

The Stringhams were vacationing at a friend's cabin near Bear Lake, which is located in the upper Northeastern corner of the state, when someone . . .

2014 record year for panther deaths - Can the Florida panther survive?

Today, the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), a non-profit advocacy organization, reported that 2014 was a very bad year for the Florida panther. During this past year 30 members of that endangered species were killed with more than a third of those deaths females of kitten-bearing age.

According to PEER, panther mortality this year could represent as much as . . .

Few Rules, No Protections For Kentucky's Mountain Lions

The following story was originally written by Richard Essex and posted on the LEX18.com website

The killing of a mountain lion by state conservation officers has generated a discussion about whether the big cat should have been protected.

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Nebraska Game Commission Looking for Excuses to Kill More Lions

Despite an assault on their authority by the state legislature, and unprecedented mortality numbers during the inaugural hunt year, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) is looking for ways to justify a second mountain lion hunting season in 2015.

On January 1st of this year, Nebraska opened its first mountain lion hunting season since that species was eradicated more than a . . .

California's SB 132 -- at work saving another lion

Last Friday evening, a young, dispersing female mountain lion got lost and ended up in the middle of a mobile home park in the Southern California community of Newbury Park.

Residents spotted the lion at approximately 5:30 p.m. and contacted the Ventura County Sheriff's Department. Once on scene, Sheriffs Deputies secured a safety perimeter and awaited assistance.

When wardens . . .

Another Nebraska Lion Shot - Authorities Looking for Killer

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) announced yesterday that they are looking for the person who illegally shot and killed a 2-year old female mountain lion south of Chadron in the Nebraska National Forest.

NGPC officials stated that a hunter came upon the carcass of the mountain lion and reported his findings to authorities. An investigation took place and it has been . . .

Kentucky game wardens kill 1st mountain lion to return since before the Civil War

Late yesterday afternoon, a woman walking her dog on her farm in northern Bourbon County, Kentucky spotted a mountain lion. The dog immediately took off and chased the lion up a nearby tree.

Officers from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) were dispatched and eventually arrived on the scene where they shot and killed the first known mountain lion to return . . .