LINCOLN — A 15-year-old Franklin, Neb., boy will be one of the state's first mountain lion hunters.
Holden Bruce's application was drawn Wednesday at Nebraska Game and Parks Commission headquarters. Holden will be allowed to hunt a mountain lion Jan. 1 through Feb. 14, 2014, in the Pine Ridge.
Holden will be allowed to hunt with dogs.
The other hunter allowed to hunt in the January-February season will be determined at the Nebraska Big Game Society banquet and auction Oct. 16 at Mahoney State Park. One permit will be auctioned to the highest bidder. For more information on the event, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 100 other lottery permit holders, which also were drawn Wednesday, will hunt Feb. 15 through March 31 in the Pine Ridge without dogs. Permits have been mailed.
For more information on mountain lion hunting seasons, visit nebraskamountainlions.org.