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Sunday, April 14th, 2024

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Sunday, April 14th, 2024

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Want to remove nuisance wildlife? Here’s what to know about the job

In most states, including New York, to be a nuisance wildlife control operator and obtain a license, one needs to undergo a Nuisance Wildlife Control test and pass it with an 85% success rate. (Photo courtesy of Andrew Zysek)

Nuisance wildlife removal is a problem, and it is on the rise in many New York areas for a number of reasons. For trappers, let’s discuss the things required to be a nuisance wildlife control operator and what the job entails.
In most states, including New York, to be a nuisance wildlife control operator and obtain a license, one needs to undergo a Nuisance Wildlife Control test and pass it with an 85% success rate. The tests are usually held at a regional DEC office. Mine was in the Alleghany, Region 8 office.

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