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Nebraska’s first mountain lion hunt could also be last

A grammar school teacher who killed a Nebraska mountain lion in the state’s first cougar hunt could also be the state’s last hunter to bag one of the trophy cats.
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William “Paul” Hotz, 33, may earn that distinction if a bill halting future hunts becomes law.

“If they do cancel the hunt, then I’ll consider myself very fortunate,” Hotz told FoxNews.com.

He was one of three Nebraskans to kill a mountain lion after state issued permits to hunt the big cats for the first time this winter. The bill to end the hunt was passed this week by the Nebraska State Senate.

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