The Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries typically does not remove nuisance wildlife from private property unless public safety is at risk. Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators are permitted by the Division to remove nuisance wildlife at the landowner's or tenant's expense. Their methods have proven to be very effective.
The Division does not have regulatory authority over these individuals or businesses other than permitting them to “take” protected wildlife. Therefore, we can’t guarantee the quality of service although every reasonable effort is made to exclude disreputable individuals from the permitting process. We encourage you to visit The Internet Service for Wildlife Damage Management website to view tips on hiring a nuisance wildlife control operator.