Nebraska rolls out gorgeous new mountain lion license plate option for outdoor enthusiasts.
In an effort to support mountain lion conservation, the state of Nebraska recently previewed its new option for license plates. The new mountain lion license plates show a reclining lion over the backdrop of Nebraska landscape.
The new plate concept was sponsored by State Senator, Ernie Chambers. Thanks to a bill signed by Governor Pete Ricketts, the plates were officially available for purchase on October 1st. According to the Omaha World Herald, as of Monday the 3rd, over 60 orders hd been placed for the plates. Chambers, also known as the gray lion of the Nebraska Legislature, was delivered the initial rendering of the new plate containing his first name. He has since filed paperwork for his plates to read "CUGR 1."
The state will charge $40 extra for the mountain lion license plates. Customizing your plates like Chambers will cost an additional $5. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission believes sales of the new plates could raise as much as $20,000 annually for mountain lion conservation.