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(Neb.)-Game And Parks Unanimously Agrees To Implement Mountain Lion Season  Listen

By: Roxie Graham-Marski Posted at: 07/26/2013 12:44 PM

(PINE RIDGE)-KCSR has received news that the Nebraska Game and Parks Commissioners unanimously agreed in their meeting in Lincoln this morning (Friday) to initiate the first ever mountain lion hunting season in the Pine Ridge area. Dawes County commissioner Stacy Swinney was at the meeting, and he provided the Game and Parks commissioners with a perspective from our region.
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Swinney says he and fellow commissioners Jake Stewart and Webb Johnson thought it was important to have representation at the meeting.
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Swinney says at the meeting today (Friday), seven people testified against the proposed mountain lion hunting and two spoke in favor it, one of which was Swinney. He says some of the comments opposed to a hunting season said it would disrupt the cougar’s social order or that there are not enough mountain lions with which to implement a season. Swinney says those who live in the area realize there needs to be something in place to deal with the influx.
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As Swinney mentioned, now that the commissioners have voted, mountain lion hunting will be implemented by next year. He explains how it will work.
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As more details surface, we will pass that information along as well.
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