Franklin Teen First Winner in Mountain Lion Hunting Lottery
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A 15-year-old Franklin resident is the winner of the state's first mountain lion hunting lottery.
Holden's name was drawn Wednesday, giving him a permit to hunt mountain
lions during the Jan. 1-Feb. 14 season in the Pine Ridge area.
the first lottery permit holder, Holden will be allowed to hunt
mountain lions with dogs. The 100 other lottery permit holders, which
also were drawn Wednesday, will hunt during the state's second season,
from Feb. 15 through March 31 in the Pine Ridge area, but will not be
allowed to use dogs.
Only one other hunter will be allowed to hunt
in first season. That person will be determined at the Nebraska Big
Game Society banquet and auction on Oct. 16 at Eugene T. Mahoney State