Mountain lions roamed the forests and hills of Nebraska until the late 1800s when humans hunted and trapped them into local extinction.
Despite yearly reported sightings starting in the 1950s, no reported observations were confirmed until 1991 when a hunter shot one. Since then, a small population reestablished themselves in the northwest corner of the state. Though the population is tiny, estimated to be around 20 individuals, Nebraska Governor Dave Heinman signed LB 928 authorizing a mountain lion hunt.
Support Ernie Chambers’ attempts to protect the state’s cats - speak out against hunting this recovering population!