In a textbook example of management by science – not emotion, The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission approved removing river otters from the threatened and endangered species list in the state.
It was determined that the population of otters in the state would support being removed from the threatened and endangered species list. Nebraska trappers are still hopeful that someday there will be a season on otters in some form, and this action paves the way to that goal.
You can read the full article on the Lincoln Journal Star Website here.
You can also read a little bit about a study that UNL did on the abundance of river otters in Nebraska by clicking this link.