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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-04-2012, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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will the PGC or DCNR come out to a residential area to trap unwanted groundhogs and take them out to the wilderness to release?
Just a question since I am trying to avoid buying a trap for a one time use and they can't be shot sine they are in a residential area.

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-04-2012, 05:58 PM
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Re: groundhogs

they would prob refer you to a wildlife pest control guy thats gonna cost you at least $50 just to get a trap set....they can dispatch on scene.....
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Re: groundhogs

I CAN BUY THE TRAP FOR $50. I AM TOO CHEAP AND I WANT TO AVOID THE COST. THANKS FOR YOUR INPUT

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I CAN BUY THE TRAP FOR $50. I AM TOO CHEAP AND I WANT TO AVOID THE COST. THANKS FOR YOUR INPUT
sure you can buy the trap for that...then take a shot at catching the animal...remember if you educate that animal he will be alot tougher to catch.are you sure it dosent have young ones in the den that you will have to get rid of also or it will smell like a dump for weeks? make sure you do the exclusion work also so another one dosent come by and take over that old den......say you catch a skunk...what ya gonna do then.....catch someones cat or small dog that gets hurt and they find out...do you have insurance for that? remember we who do the business are professionals that take our jobs seriously....we also have insurance premiums to pay,equipment to buy,time invested,lisc requirments to stay up on etc....so dont think its a easy task to get a Wildlife pest control lisc.....
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Re: groundhogs

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I CAN BUY THE TRAP FOR $50. I AM TOO CHEAP AND I WANT TO AVOID THE COST. THANKS FOR YOUR INPUT
sure you can buy the trap for that...then take a shot at catching the animal...remember if you educate that animal he will be alot tougher to catch.are you sure it dosent have young ones in the den that you will have to get rid of also or it will smell like a dump for weeks? make sure you do the exclusion work also so another one dosent come by and take over that old den......say you catch a skunk...what ya gonna do then.....catch someones cat or small dog that gets hurt and they find out...do you have insurance for that? remember we who do the business are professionals that take our jobs seriously....we also have insurance premiums to pay,equipment to buy,time invested,lisc requirments to stay up on etc....so dont think its a easy task to get a Wildlife pest control lisc.....
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I CAN BUY THE TRAP FOR $50. I AM TOO CHEAP AND I WANT TO AVOID THE COST. THANKS FOR YOUR INPUT
sure you can buy the trap for that...then take a shot at catching the animal...remember if you educate that animal he will be alot tougher to catch.are you sure it dosent have young ones in the den that you will have to get rid of also or it will smell like a dump for weeks? make sure you do the exclusion work also so another one dosent come by and take over that old den......say you catch a skunk...what ya gonna do then.....catch someones cat or small dog that gets hurt and they find out...do you have insurance for that? remember we who do the business are professionals that take our jobs seriously....we also have insurance premiums to pay,equipment to buy,time invested,lisc requirments to stay up on etc....so dont think its a easy task to get a Wildlife pest control lisc.....
Is'nt it also illegal to set for them without the adc license?

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not if he sets the traps on his own land....its only legal if he owns the land tho..if he is renting then yes its illegal even if he has a written ok from the land owner.....
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Re: groundhogs

you guys are talking like I live out in the boon docks. I live on a street with houses in a town with people.

walker coon hunter: where did that reply come from? left field. the trap that I would use is a havahart (sp), not some trap that has jaws on it. the animal simply goes in and the door comes down. then i would take it to the wild where it belongs. and where did I say it was easy to get a pet control license? get a grip dude. etc...

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Re: groundhogs

a few years back when I lived in university city in philadelphia we rented an apt. on the 3rd floor which had a crawl space or attic. we always heard what we thought were squirels up there all night long which drove our cat and dog wild. s we called our landlord and they sent out an animal control person. they set up caged traps and they forst caught a squirrel. they thought the problem was over and I insisted that the animal i hear walking around is too large to be a squirel. so they came back and set up larger traps. The guy called me a few days later and said he just caught the biggest racoon he has ever caught in his life. he took it up in the hills of montgomery county away from the city. what a culture shock that must have been for that bugger. going from an urban setting to a wooded area.

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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-05-2012, 04:48 PM
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Re: groundhogs

its illegal to do "trap and release".reason is groundhogs and other critters are rabies carriers,you could be contaminating a new area.

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