Best practices
for nuisance wildlife control operators in New York State

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The following list is not comprehensive, but should give you a sense of what’s readily available. Inclusion does not indicate an endorsement nor does omission indicate disapproval by the New York State Department of Environmental­ ­Conservation or Cornell University. This list was last updated 6/03.

 

ORGANIZATIONS (whose mission includes nuisance wildlife control activities)

Federal agencies:

United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services Unit (USDA-APHIS-WS)

Formerly known as the “Animal Damage Control Unit.” Provides advice, particularly about Canada geese and roosting crows and blackbirds. Their website includes fact sheets on specific tools, such as low-powered lasers and the electronic guard, among other topics.

United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

Federal Permit Office
United States Department of Interior
Contact: Nadine Fleming, P.O. Box 799
Hadley
, MA 01035-0779

(413) 253-8643
 
www.fws.gov

International organizations:

International Assoc. of Fish & Wildlife Agencies, Furbearer Resources Technical Work Group

444 N. Capitol St. NW, Suite 544
Washington
, D.C. 20001
(202) 624-7890
www.furbearermgmt.org

Conducts research on best management practices for trapping furbearers, which includes some nuisance species

National organizations:

The Fund for Animals

Urban Wildlife Office, PO Box 3665, Amity Station
New Haven, CT 06525
(203) 389-4411
 
www.fund.org

The Humane Society of the United States

2100 L Street, NW, Washington DC 20037
(202) 452-1100
www.hsus.org

National Animal Control Association (NACA)

P.O. Box 480851, Kansas City MO, 64148.
(800) 828-6474
• e-mail: naca@interserv.com 

www.nacanet.org  
Publishes NACA News and NACA Training Guide. Operates the NACA Training Academy.

National Animal Damage Control Association (NADCA)

Mr. Ron Jones, Treasurer, NADCA, Route 1, Box 37
Shell Lake
, WI
54871
Publishes a monthly newsletter, The Probe.
    

National Trappers Association (NTA)

PO Box 3667, Bloomington IL 61702-3667
(309) 829-242   fax: (309) 829-7615
www.nationaltrappers.com

Offers liability insurance to members. Publishes Trapper and Predator Caller and American Trapper.

National Wildlife Control Operators Association (NWCOA)

1832 North Brazil Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219
(317) 895-9060
www.nwcoa.com

local chapter: region 7 (NY, MA, NH, CT, RI, VT, ME).  Don LaFountain, CWCP, director: (413) 586-0890

The Wildlife Society

Grosvenor Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-2144
(301) 897-9770  Fax: (301) 530-2471
Email: TWS@wildlife.org 
www.wildlife.org

Sponsors the Wildlife Damage Management Working Group.

Northeast regional organizations:

Northeast Association of Wildlife Damage ­Biologists (NEAWDB)

Tim Algeo, President, P.O. Box 108
Worchester
VT 05682
(802) 223-8690

Publishes quarterly Technical Notes newsletter.

Northeast Wildlife Damage Management Cooperative

Contact: Paul Curtis, pdc1@cornell.edu , or Gary San Julian, jgs9@psu.edu 
A partnership of universities and federal and state agencies from CT, DE, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, VI, and West Virginia. Jointly run by Cornell University and Penn State University.

Wildlife Damage Control Center

Rutgers University, Snyder Research and Extension Farm,
Pittstown
, NJ
   (908) 730-9419
• fax: (908) 735-8290

Wildlife Damage Management Program (Cornell)

(see listing under “state organization”)

State agencies:

NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets

Division of Animal Industry
1 Winners Circle
, Albany, NY 12235
 
Dr. John Huntley, Director. (800) 554-4501 ext. 73502
www.agmkt.state.ny.us/AI/AIHome.html

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC):

            Division of Fish, Wildlife, and Marine Resources, Bureau of Wildlife:

625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4750
(518) 402-8919 • fax: (518) 402-9027.
Email: fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us 
www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dfwmr/wildlife/index.html  

                For a list of regional offices, see Appendix D

                Wildlife Damage Management Unit

                (518) 402-8924

            Bureau of Pesticides Management: (518) 402-8760

 

There are many relevant resources on the DEC website, www.dec.state.ny.us , such as:

            • Wildlife Damage Control: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dfwmr/wildlife/damage.htm
           
• List of NYS wildlife, organized by legal status:
            www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dfwmr/wildlife/spplist.pdf

            • List of endangered and threatened NYS wildlife: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dfwmr/wildlife/endspec/etsclist.html

            • List of pesticide products currently registered in New York State. Updated weekly: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dshm/pesticid/webinst.htm

NYS Department of Health (DOH):

            Rabies Lab: Wadsworth Center, PO Box 509,
           
Albany NY 12201-0509
           
(518) 869-4527
www.wadsworth.org/rabies

             Zoonoses Program: ESP, Corning Tower, Rm 621, Albany NY 12237-0627  (518) 474-3186  www.health.state.ny.us

             Bureau of Injury Prevention: Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237 (518) 473-1143

 Bureau of Controlled Substances (for information about securing a Certificate of Need for the use of syringes and needles):  30 Watervliet Ave., Albany NY 12206 • (518) 457-0160

State organizations:

Cornell Cooperative Extension Wildlife Damage ­Management Program

Dept. of Natural Resources, Cornell University
Room 108 Fernow Hall, Ithaca NY 14853-3001
(607) 255-2835  Email: pdc1@cornell.edu
www.dnr.cornell.edu/ext/wildlifedamage 

            Affililated with:

• C.U. Department of Natural Resources

• Human Dimensions Research Unit

• NY Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

NYS Integrated Pest Management Program

• National Wildlife Control Operators Assoc., region 7

New York State Animal Control Assoc. (NYSACA)

c/o Jack Woods, P.O. Box 885, Oswego, NY 13126
(315) 598-3606

New York State Integrated Pest Management Program (NYS IPM)

NYSAES, Geneva, NY 14456-0462
(315) 787-2353 or (800) 635-8356 
fax
: (315) 787-2360 
Email: nysipm@cornell.edu
http://nysipm.cornell.edu/

New York State Trappers Association (NYSTA)

3594 Black Creek Road, Cold Brook, NY 13324
(315) 826-7823
Fax: (518) 392-6190
Email: nytrapper@hotmail.com
www.fortunecity.com/marina/indiabasin/552/index.htm

Secretary and treasurer: Peter Bartholonew

New York State Wildlife Management Association (NYSWMA)

c/o Robert Meakin,
5721 Middle Rd
, R2 Box 176,
Munnsville
NY 13409

(315) 495-5561

 

BOOKS/MANUALS/GUIDELINES

Available from libraries and bookstores:

Field guides are an indispensable tool for NWCOs. Select a few for whichever species you handle, such as field guides for mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, or animal tracks and signs. There are several ­excellent, well-known series such as those published by Peterson, Audubon, Stokes, and National Geographic. Pick your favorites. Here are a few lesser-known guides that may also interest you:

Other notable books:

from the NYS DEC (see website):

from Cornell University:

(Order from Resource Center, 7 Business & Technology Park, Ithaca, NY 14850. (607) 255-2090. Email: resctr@cornell.edu )

FACT SHEETS/BROCHURES

from Cornell University:

from Pennsylvania State University:

o       Black Bear

o       Chipmunks

o       Controlling Birds Around Farm Buildings

o       Controlling Birds at Aquaculture Facilities

o       Controlling Birds on Fruit Crops

o       Cottontail Rabbits

o       Geese, Ducks, and Swans

o       Moles

o       Rabies

o       Voles

 ·        Integrated Pest Management for the Deer Tick. 1994.

 from USDA-APHIS-WS (on their website, www.aphis.usda.gov/ws):

 o       Urban and suburban coyotes.

o       Low-powered lasers: another nonlethal tool for resolving wildlife damage.

o       Livestock guarding dogs.

o       The electronic guard: A tool in predation control.

o       WS assistance with waterfowl.

o       WS assistance at airports.

 

from other agencies and ­organizations:

 

 

TECHNICAL ARTICLES/REPORTS/BIBLIOGRAPHIES

 

 

MAGAZINES/JOURNALS/NEWSLETTERS

American Trapper
National Trappers Association (NTA)
PO Box 3667
, Bloomington IL 61702-3667

(309) 829-242 
Fax: (309) 829-7615
www.nationaltrappers.com

 

Fur-Fish-Game
2878 E. Main St
.
Columbus
, OH 43209

(614) 231-9585 • Fax: (614) 231-5735
ffgservice@ameritech.net

 

Furtaker Magazine
Fur Takers of America
PO Box 18248
Louisville
, KY 40261

www.furtakersofamerica.com

 

Journal of Applied Ecology
B
lackwell Science Ltd, Osney Mead
Oxford OX2 0EL United Kingdom
Phone: +44 1865 206206
Fax: +44 1865 721205
Email: jnl.orders@blacksci.co.uk 
www.blackwell-science.com/~cgilibjnlpage.asp?Journal=jappl&File=jappl

 

Journal of Mammalogy
Allen Marketing & Management,
810 East 10th Street, P.O. Box 1897,
Lawrence, KS 66044-8897.
phone (785) 843-1235 
fax (785) 843-1274
e-mail asm@allenpress.com 
www.mammalsociety.org/pubjom/

published by The American Society of Mammalogists

 

Journal of Wildlife Management

<www.wildlife.org/publications/index.cfm?tname=journal

published by The Wildlife Society

 

Pest Control Technology

4012 Bridge Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113

(800) 456-0707    www.pctonline.com/magazine

 

Pest Control magazine

(888) 527-7008    www.pestcontrolmag.com/pestcontrol/

 

The Probe

The University of Arizona

School of Renewable Natural Resources

Wildlife Damage Management

325 Biosciences East, Tucson, AZ 85721

(520) 621-7998 • Email: sullivan@ag.arizona.edu

 

The Trapper and Predator Caller magazine

Circulation Dept. ABAU33; 700 E. State St.,

Iola WI, 54990-0001

(800) 258-0929 • www.krause.com/outdoors

 

Trapper’s World

PO Box 96, Galloway, OH 43119

(614) 878-6011

 

Wildlife Control Technology (W.C.T.) magazine

P.O. Box 480, Cortland IL, 60112 www.wctech.com

 

Wildlife Damage Control Specialist Newsletter

Wildlife Damage Control (WDC),

PMB 102, 340 Cooley St., Springfield, MA 01128

(413) 796-9916 • Fax: (413) 796-7819.

E-mail: admin@wildlifedamagecontrol.com

www.wildlifedamagecontrol.com

 

Wildlife Society Bulletin

<www.wildlife.org/publications/index.cfm?tname=journal

Published by The Wildlife Society

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