The 2024 mountain lion hunting season in Nebraska’s Pine Ridge Unit closed Jan. 10 when the harvest sublimit of two females was met, also ending the season in the state.

The season closed when a collared adult female was harvested in Dawes County. An adult male and a collared adult female were harvested Jan. 9 in Dawes County as snow conditions over much of the Pine Ridge were favorable for hunters to track animals.

The Niobrara Unit closed Jan. 7 when the harvest sublimit of one female was met. In total, four lions were harvested in the state this year.

The Niobrara Unit was added to the Pine Ridge Unit for mountain lion hunting for the first time for the 2024 season. The Niobrara Unit encompasses parts of Brown,
Cherry, Keya Paha, Rock and Sheridan counties.