Game And Parks Reports Four Mountain Lions Harvested In Pine Ridge, Spring Turkey Permits Available Monday

LINCOLN – As the 2022 mountain lion hunting season in Nebraska’s Pine Ridge closed, the Spring turkey season will soon begin.

According to a release from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, the harvest total limit of mountain lions was met and closed on January 6 with three males and one female.

The season opened on January 2 with excellent snow tracking conditions helping hunters find success during the season.

In accordance with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s management objective, the harvest of mountain lions allows the population to remain resilient and healthy, while halting growth or moderately reducing the population size. This maintains the population density in the Pine Ridge at a similar level to that of other states that allow mountain lion hunting.

It was the state’s fifth mountain lion harvest season with the first in 2014.

For more information about mountain lions in Nebraska, visit outdoornebraska.gov/mountainlions.

Also, Spring turkey hunting permits for 2022 will be available from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission beginning January 10.

Nebraska offers birds in every county of the state. The state also offers plentiful and affordable permits, long seasons, great public access and $8 permits for youth.

Wild turkey hunters in Nebraska enjoy high success rates.

In the spring, hunters can purchase as many as three permits, with a bag limit of one turkey per permit. The spring archery season opens March 25, youth shotgun on April 9 and the regular shotgun on April 16. All spring turkey seasons close May 31.

Visit outdoornebraska.org or Game and Parks permitting offices to purchase permits starting January 10.

For more information on turkey hunting in Nebraska, visit outdoornebraska.gov/wildturkey or read the 2022 Turkey Guide, available at OutdoorNebraska.gov/guides or wherever permits are sold.

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