Animal Control Specialist

Discussion in 'Trapping & Fur Taking' started by cuttingout69, May 18, 2006.

  1. cuttingout69

    cuttingout69 New Member

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    I am the fellow who went to DH and asked if he could put this little nitch place in here for trappers and here I have not even been keeping up with it. My bad.

    I just want to tell y’all about the success I had this past season obtaining permission to remove animals from land rich with game. I grew up knowing a lot or trappers and being one myself. Back in the 70’s and 80’s when the market was booming no one carried and to heck with anyone who didn’t like the sport and market. Well those days have long passed and we now have PETA, and a host of other animal right groups combating us each and everyday trying to take away our rights as trappers. I read a post on a thread in here by someone who said “that adds fuel to the fire for antis. He was so right. So I felt the need to share the way I gained access to so much property. I introduced myself to all the people I meet as a Animal Control Specialist. I explained that I could remove undesirable animals such as beaver, coon, rats, and anything they need removed. I had a lot of people tell me catch it all. I have now started referring to myself when talking to people as an Animal Control Specialist. People seem to be more receptive to hear what I have to say when I use this instead of Trapper. Just a thought that may help you in the future.
     
  2. cuttingout69

    cuttingout69 New Member

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    Just a little view of the what Eric (my partner) and I did this past season in 16 nights. I love to trap. Shown are 132 coons, 20 otter, 3 gray fox, 2 coyotes, 4 mink, 71 beaver, 31 rats, and 6 bob cat. We had the best time of our life. I was posting a daily post in the Louisiana thread Fishing on the Red River. If you ever look at the thread, you can tell we are more full of dung than anything.
     

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  3. gooboy

    gooboy New Member

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    that really was an awesome 2 weeks tony. maybe next year we'll fill up the whole back porch. lol
     
  4. bmaultbay

    bmaultbay New Member

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    I guess that makes us fisherman aqua species control activist.:big_smile:
     
  5. Aftercats

    Aftercats New Member

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    Maybe someday I will be able to control something?????????


    LOL!!!!
     
  6. bmaultbay

    bmaultbay New Member

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    LMAO:if I didn't know you this would dbe funny. You have me in tears.
     
  7. Aftercats

    Aftercats New Member

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    That is funny, I don't care who you are.....Thats funny .....:big_smile:
     
  8. 223Smitty

    223Smitty New Member

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    cuttingout69- 2 things 1st off, thanks for both asking for the trapping forum (a trapping search was how I found this great site), and great job in the pic!

    One thing I might add, most states (mine included) make nuisance licenses (Nuisance Wildlife Control Permit, ADC-Animal Damage Control, etc.) available (requires testing, continuing education hours, record keeping which is filed with the DNR, etc.). For those who don't know what this is, it is a permit (license) that allows the trapper to charge a fee for removing "problem animals" in or out of season, (like Mrs. Jones down the road with a coon in her attic, beaver damming waterways & flooding farmers fields, etc.).

    My point is, I'd choose my words carefully as to not give a landowner the impression you are a permit holder.....unless you are, in which case......nevermind :big_smile:

    I have the "Study Packet" for the test, but haven't gotten around to taking it yet. I do get "referrals" though, like you'd mentioned, from farmers (since all I trap is private property), since we live in a small community. Prior to a bad accident I was in, I had a business here for over 15 years, so I was fairly well-known already.

    For anyone wanting to gain permission from landowners, when asking, be somewhat "clean-dressed" (lol, not smelling like skunk), and be polite. Don't pull-up with a truckload of dead coon, coyote, etc. Use good judgement & present yourself in a professional manner. If you get a "no" for an answer, leave your contact number....sometimes people change their minds. If you are granted permission, respect the property of others. I pick-up trash along the way (and don't leave any), and report to the land-owner anything which looks "out of place" (damages fencing, injured livestock, unfamiliar vehicle tracks, etc.), and be sure to close any gates you may have opened. Also, be sure to ask if the landowners have any pets, and keep this in mind when making your sets. I'm sure there's much more I could add, but the coffee ain't kicked-in yet.......lol

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  9. sds888

    sds888 New Member

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    I do nuisance wildlife control for a side business. I bring how much ever amount of money I want for a month. Some states do have permits but mine does not. I use to do it as a business for a company I was bringing them in a 6 figure amount in contracts every four months they hated to lose me and upheld a competion cluase I was in. Well now I am doing another job and just do the nuisance wildlife on the side. There is good money in the business if you look at all the aspects of it. If anyone has any questions about starting up this type of business PM me and I can help. Why not get paid for something you would be doing for fun anyways. The only imporant suggestion I have is be fair. There are poeple in my region charging well over 100 dollars per beaver. You and I know that is too much but the older lady who owns family land that can not afford it does not know. Be honest fair and reasonable and your buisness will grow.
    P.S. Cuttingout if I were still working for that company and had caught as much as you did I would have made in those 16 days about $17,485 plus set up fees which I dont know how many places you had to set up. But I dont charge that much anymore.
     
  10. cuttingout69

    cuttingout69 New Member

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    Just think sds888, we did not charge the customer a thing to trap them during the season. They really like us. :big_smile: