The Nebraska Game and Parks Board of Commissioners authorized one lottery and one auction bighorn sheep permit for 2015 at their meeting in Scottsbluff.
Only Nebraska residents will be allowed to enter the lottery for a permit. Both residents and nonresidents will be allowed to bid for the auction permit.
The state last approved two bighorn permits in one year in 2011.
Nebraska is home to approximately 390 bighorn sheep, 29 rams in four established herds are at or near the desired age for hunting. The areas approved for the hunt will be decided later.