A permit to hunt a mountain lion in northwest Nebraska next year will be auctioned off Oct. 16 at the Nebraska Big Game Society’s fall meeting.
The event will be held at Mahoney State Park near Ashland. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. Sam Wilson, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s carnivore manager, will give a presentation about cougars in Nebraska at 7 p.m. The auction will begin at 7:30 p.m.
The auction will include one 2014 Nebraska Pine Ridge Unit mountain lion permit. The Big Game Society will provide the winning bidder with up to five days' hunting, including guide with dogs, territory to hunt and up to four nights’ lodging.
Proceeds from the auction permit will be donated back to Game and Parks for conservation and mountain lion management and studies.
Phone bids will be accepted during the auction. Phone bidders must preregister by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for a bidder number and to obtain the auction phone number.
Banquet tickets are $40 each or $320 for a table of eight. Tickets are available by emailing email@example.com. A valid park permit is required for entry to the state park.