From the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
-- Nebraskans have an Aug. 7 deadline to apply for the 2009 bighorn sheep hunting lottery. It is open only to residents who will be at least 12 years old by the date the season opens.
One bighorn sheep permit will be issued for the season which is Dec. 1-22.
Applications, along with a nonrefundable $25 application fee, must be received by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission's headquarters in Lincoln by 5 p.m. Central Time on Aug. 7. Online applications must be submitted before midnight.
The permit drawing will take place at the Aug. 28 meeting of the Nebraska Game and Parks Board of Commissioners. Unsuccessful applicants will not be notified.