LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will accept applications for a 2019 bighorn sheep lottery permit beginning April 15.

The application period ends Aug. 2, and the permit will be drawn Aug. 28. A $29 nonrefundable application fee must accompany each application. Only Nebraska residents are eligible for the lottery.

Apply at a Nebraska Game and Parks office or at OutdoorNebraska.org. The 2019 bighorn sheep season is Dec. 3-22.

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