Nebraska Mountain Lion Permit Auctioned for $13,500

Mountain-LionLINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Ponca man has made the highest bid at Nebraska’s first mountain lion permit auction.

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says Tom Ferry’s winning bid was $13,500 at Wednesday’sNebraska Big Game Society banquet and auction at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park.

On Oct. 9, 15-year-old Holden Bruce, of Franklin, drew the state’s first mountain lion lottery permit.

Ferry and Bruce will be allowed to hunt with dogs during Season 1, Jan. 1-Feb. 14, 2014, in the Pine Ridge Unit.

One hundred other lottery permits were drawn Oct. 9. Those permit holders will be allowed to hunt during Season 2, Feb. 15-March 31, in the Pine Ridge Unit. They will not be allowed to hunt with dogs.

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