need muskrat advice
I work for a pond and lake management company, and lately we've decided to do our nuisance muskrat removal work in-house. Since I'm the only guy in the company, that responsibility has fallen to me, and I am now licensed in the state of DE for nuisance wildlife control.
Now, I know how to trap muskrats in the winter. Find a den hole, stick a 110 in front of it, good-bye mr. muskrat. Turns out, though, I stink at it in the warmer weather. I don't know if they don't use bank dens this time of year or what, but I had 110s in front of every hole in the bank I could find, all I killed was an unfortunate frog.
Colony traps in a good run are obviously the best thing I can use, but there isn't always an obvious place for them. I'm thinking about baited floats for this time of year, but that's not always preferable as a lot of these ponds are in suburban developments and the fewer residents I have to explain things to the better. Anybody else have any ideas that might work in non-traditional muskrat trapping seasons?
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