Nebraska residents invited to apply for bighorn sheep permit

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has announced eligibility requirements for this year’s bighorn sheep hunting lottery.

Nebraska residents may apply for a lottery permit through Aug. 7 for the lone permit to be issued this year.

Residents who will be at least 12 years by the Dec. 1 opening day of the bighorn sheep season may apply. Residents may apply once per calendar year and may receive one permit per lifetime.

The nonrefundable application fee is $25. Nonresidents are not eligible.

Applications must be received in the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Lincoln office by 5 p.m. on Aug. 7. An application form may be downloaded at http://outdoornebraska.gov/hunting/guides/biggame/bighorns/BGbighorns.asp .

Online applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 7.

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