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Nebraska Hunt Unit Prairie Mountain Lion

  • ID:Prairie
  • State:NE
  • Species:Mountain Lion
  • Area:66,888 square miles
  • Elevation:900 ft - 5,300 ft
  • Public Lands:1,345 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:3%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:2987
  • Campgrounds:266
  • Fishing Access Sites:11
  • Trailheads:151
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:1,471 acres
  • National Forests:Nebraska National Forest, Samuel R. McKelvie National Forest
  • Lat-Long:41.437542, -99.427819

The Prairie unit regulates hunting opportunities for mountain lion in Nebraska and covers 66,888 square miles. Public lands comprise 1,345 square miles (3%) of the total land covered by this hunt unit. The greater region is best serviced by Omaha, Lincoln, and Bellevue. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 900 feet to a high of 5,300 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 1,471 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. This area contains 266 campgrounds, and 11 public fishing access sites. There are 151 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested areas: Nebraska National Forest, Samuel R. McKelvie National Forest. Additionally, 2987 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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