Homeowners in all areas of Oklahoma who just enjoy nature can find uses for regulated trapping. While we enjoy our vegetable gardens, fruit trees, flower beds and bird feeders there is always some critter out there waiting to enjoy it even more. Live traps, or cage traps, are a style of trap that is easy to set, check, relocate (after obtaining proper permission on the new area), and release problematic wildlife in, and around, your home. These nuisance wildlife species not only can damage your outside spaces, but also inside of your home. With the use of regulated trapping and with an understanding of trap types, the private individual can maintain the boundaries they have with the wildlife while still promoting the diversity among the landscape that we, human and animal, enjoy so much.
There are so many ways that well enforced, regulated trapping can positively impact the landscape around you. Whether you choose to practice these methods yourself, employ a private business or federal agency, or grant access to your property for use by a resident trapper, you can access the benefits of regulated trapping in your surrounding environment. We Oklahomans use our land in a variety of ways, and regulated trapping supports them all.
Learn more about furbearer management and best management practices for trapping from the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.