Mountain lion hunting will be allowed across most of Nebraska next year under new regulations approved by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.
In 2004, a mountain lion was discovered in a tree at a South Sioux City home.
The animal was killed out of fears it might injure someone.
These new regulations will allow a slight to moderate reduction in northwest Nebraska's cougar population.
It also would permit year-round mountain lion hunting across most of the state beginning in 2014.