Revised wildlife predator statute takes effect


September 7, 2023

A revised statute allowing Nebraska landowners to kill damage-causing wildlife predators took effect Sept. 2.

Predators include badger, bobcat, coyote, gray fox, long-tailed weasel, mink, opossum, raccoon, red fox and skunk.

The statute allows a private landowner or tenant to kill a predator preying on livestock or poultry or suspected of causing other damage on land that they owned or control.

No permit from the Game and Parks Commission is required.

A landowner, tenant or agent of either may kill a mountain lion, also.

Prior notice or permission from Game and Parks is not required if lan...

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