A mountain lion season could be coming to the Cornhusker state under a proposal before the Nebraska Game and Fish Commission.

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Nebraska mountain lions — having made a comeback over the past two decades after being gone for about a century — now face the possibility of being hunted legally. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is set to vote next month on draft regulations that would allow hunters to kill three mountain lions during two open seasons in the Pine Ridge area. “The commission intends to manage mountain lions like we do other game animals like deer, elk and bighorn sheep, and that may include a limited harvest,” said Sam Wilson, mountain lion expert for Game and Parks.

According to the story, if passed the state would issue 100 resident lion permits drawn by lottery, and one non-resident permit through an auction, with proceeds going to lion management. Thoughts?