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Halt the Lion Hunt in Nebraska!


Nebraska Game and Parks will be holding informational meetings for the public regarding mountain lions in the state.

Nebraska Game and Parks will be holding informational meetings April 3rd, 4th and 11th at varying locations throughout the state. For more details, click here! The meetings will discuss what the Commission knows about mountain lions in Nebraska, research and details about their new management plan. This is a great opportunity to meet with wildlife officials and to voice your opinion about mountain lion hunting in the state.

If you'd like to speak out against trophy hunting of mountain lions in Nebraska, we have provided some talking points for your reference below.

    Mountain lions may potentially be hunted in Nebraska this year. With a population of fewer than 60 lions, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is waiting to hear from YOU about whether lions should be hunted. Public comment is imperative!

    Trophy hunting mountain lions damages mountain lions’ social structures and hastens local extinction. Mountain lion populations are self-regulating - limited by access to food, shelter and access to mates - and need not be managed.

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    With as few as 22 mountain lions in the Pine Ridge region back in 2014, the Commission allowed trophy hunters to kill five lions (and likely orphan a few cubs) during the State's inaugural hunting season. An additional 11 lions were killed the same year by poaching, traps, and road kill, threats which continue to rise today.


    Protect Nebraska's Lions

    A few minutes of your time will make a big difference for Nebraska's lion population.

    Please take a moment to reach out to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

    Please call the Commission and urge them to oppose a mountain lion hunt.

    Here's all you have to say:

    Hello, My name is (Your Name) and I am a Nebraskan from (City and Zip code). I am calling to urge the Commission to end mountain lion hunting in Nebraska. Nebraska's mountain lion population is not large enough to sustain a sport hunting season and the majority of Nebraskans oppose a hunt. Hunting is not the way to manage mountain lions. Thank you!

    Then, use the talking points provided below and your own experience to write your letter. Thank you!

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    Send your personal letters to:

      Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
      2200 N. 33rd St.
      Lincoln, NE 68503

    In your letter, please point out that:

    • Hunting is an ineffective and unnecessary way to manage mountain lion populations.
    • Nebraska's lion population is far too small to withstand an onslaught by trophy hunters.
    • Sport hunting will trigger more conflicts between mountain lions and domestic animals.
    • The majority of Nebraskans want a healthy mountain lion population.
    • The best way to ensure a sustainable lion population is by stopping the hunt.

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    If you would like us to mail your letter for you, or if you are not a Nebraskan, please complete the form below.

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    The Commission does not have an email address, but you can email the secretary to the Director of Nebraska Game and Parks, Sheri Henderson (sheri.henderson@nebraska.gov) directly and she will pass along your message to the director.

    Thank you so very much for taking the time to help protect Nebraska's mountain lions!

    About the Mountain Lion Foundation

    The Mountain Lion Foundation, founded in 1986, is a national nonprofit organization protecting mountain lions and their habitat. The mountain lion is also known as cougar, puma, panther, and catamount.

    We believe that mountain lions are in peril. Our nation is on the verge of destroying this apex species upon which whole ecosystems depend. Hunting mountain lions is morally unjustified, and killing lions to prevent conflicts is ineffective and dangerous. There is a critical need to know more about the biology, behavior, and ecology of mountain lions, and governments should base decisions upon truthful science, valid data, and the highest common good. Conserving critical lion habitat is essential.

    Together, we can save America's lion.

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    However you choose to contribute, you help to give mountain lions a voice. Thank you!



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