The Importance of Wildlife Control

Wildlife damage control is an important part of wildlife management on your own land. The more the human population expands, the more problems you have with controlling the wildlife. When you get too many of one species in a certain location, some kind of control must be done to reduce the conflicts with humans or other wildlife species.

The following is a few of the species that may need to have some sort of control. Click on the name of the species to go to a link for help in controlling that species.

Rodents: beavers, chipmunks, gophers, kangaroo rats, mice, mountain beavers, muskrats, porcupines, prairie dogs, rats, squirrels, voles, woodchucks, wood rats

Carnivores: badges, bears, bobcats, cats, coyotes, dogs, foxes, minks, mountain lions, raccoons, otters, skunks, weasels, wolves

Other mammals: armadillos, bats, rabbits, deer, elk, moles, opossums, pronghorn antelope, shrews, wild pigs

Birds: blackbirds, crows, gulls, hawks & owls, larks, finches, jays, kites, magpies, pigeons, sparrows, starlings, swallows, waterfowl, woodpeckers

Reptiles and Amphibians: crayfish, frogs & toads, rattlesnakes, salamanders, snakes -nonpoisonous, turtles


This information is courtesy of:

Cooperative Extension Division
Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of Nebraska - Lincoln

United States Department of Agriculture
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Animal Damage Control

Great Plains Agricultural Council
Wildlife Committee