Lion harvested near Ekalaka traced back to Chadron, Nebraska


From left: Travis Loehding, Zach Elmore, Eric Lovec, Gabe Carroll

A pair of local men on the search for coyotes turned into a rare chance for another to harvest a mountain lion near Ekalaka back in January.

Zach Elmore and Eric Lovec were on their way to a spot where they felt they had a good chance to call in coyotes when they noticed a silhouette in a clearing near a ridge line some 500 yards away. After abruptly stopping to take a closer look with some binoculars, Elmore exclaimed to Lovec that the animal was indeed a lion.

As the two discussed what they should do, the animal walked across the ridge, eventually out of sight from where they were stopped. B...

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