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Mountain lion killed in ranch yard south of Chadron in Nebraska Panhandle, agency says

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CHADRON, Nebraska — Authorities say a young female mountain lion has been killed on a ranch south of Chadron in the Nebraska Panhandle.

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission said in a news release Friday that the animal was shot in the ranch's yard near the landowner's house and chicken coop.

The animal's age was estimated at 18 months, and it weighed about 63 pounds.

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