Ernie Chambers Targets Cougar Hunting

Posted 5 months ago

By Scott Carlson

ernie-chambers(AP) — State Sen. Ernie Chambers is warning that he will oppose every proposal the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission brings to the Legislature as long as it allows mountain lions to be hunted.

Chambers, of Omaha, issued the warning Friday to Roger Kuhn, parks division administrator.

Kuhn was before the Legislature’s Executive Board with two requests to accept donations of land and a playground structure. Chambers said he would vote against the requests, because he is upset that the Game and Parks Commission has approved a mountain lion hunting season for next year.

Chambers said he considers mountain lions “to be regal animals.”


  • Hashime

    The Game Commission should open season on chambers.

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  • my2cents

    Get out of the city and make your living providing food for the country…those regal animals, like the T-bone steak as much as you do. smh.

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  • NE Resident

    I don’t agree with Ernie Chambers’ political views in any way. The one thing that you can’t ever deny, he believes what he says and says what he believes.

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  • c’mon man

    The ONLY reason a big cat should be killed is self defense!

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    • seriously!

      Do you include defending your livestock into that equation? I’m just wondering because while I or my neighbors have never been personally attacked we have lost livestock through the years and I think a season on these animals would reduce the number of incidents in our state.

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      • c’mon man

        I don’t want to see anyone lose livestock. Are we sure it was a big cat.. Could it have been a coyote or wolf?

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  • shut up

    ernie is awsome all hail the chambers……keep defneding prison right

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  • Mr Bojangles

    He is as dumb as dirt !!!

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  • NPTara

    I don’t think wolf season would have much publicity if it weren’t for Ernie. I did not realize we had lion tags available in this part of Nebraska until I read this news story.

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    • NPTara

      oops. mountain lion season.

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