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This project was funded by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Bureau of Wildlife. The curriculum was developed in cooperation with the Department of Natural Resources, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program.
ISBN # 0-9615433-2-9
© 2004 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation 2M GP 9/03
For more copies of this manual, please contact:
New York State DEC
Wildlife Damage Management Unit
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4754
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation:
Gordon Batcheller, project leader
Louis Berchielli, project leader
Paul D. Curtis, project leader
(Department of Natural Resources)
Jill Shultz and Lynn A. Braband
(New York State Integrated Pest Management Program)
The project team thanks everyone who reviewed this manual. They donated hours
upon hours of their time—in one case, with retirement only a few weeks away.
Their perspectives, expertise, and attentiveness greatly improved this manual.
The team also thanks the following for their assistance:
Bill Altman, Rich Chipman, Rich Daniotti, Anthony DeNicola, Tim Julien, Susan Greene, Carrie Koplinka-Loehr, Don LaFountain, Al LaFrance, Kirk La Pierre, Lois Levitan, Jack Ryan, Chris Ryan, Dale Stockton, Dr. Amy Willsey, DVM, and Dr. Gwendolyn Wollney, DVM.
Thanks as well to the New York State Trappers Association, especially their Joint Trapping Initiatives and Best Management Practices team.
Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 6: Jill Shultz
Chapter 5: Lynn A. Braband, Paul D. Curtis, and Jill Shultz
Species accounts: Jill Shultz and Mary Woodsen
Glossary: Jill Shultz and Mary Woodsen
Dev. editor, production manager, designer: Jill Shultz
Pages B-16 (gray fox),B-30, B-33 (raccoon), B-42 (skunk): Donna Curtin
Pages 4-4, 5-51, 5-52: Jim Engel
Pages 4-4, 5-35, 5-36, 5-37, 5-38, 5-53, B-22 (top trap), B-29: Karen English
Pages 5-32 (trap at right), 5-34 (top illus.): Joe Goodman
Pages 5-35 (trap at right), B-22, B-41: Susan MacKay
Pages B-10, B-16, B-27, B-33, B-42, C-26: Wayne Trimm
Pages 5-22,5-25, 5-26: Michael Stickney
Pages 1-4, 2-2, 2-3, 2-4, 4-11, and in chapter five, pgs. 3, 4, 11, 12, 14, 17, 18, 20, 24, 28, 32, 34, 40, 49, 56, 57: Connecticut Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators Association, Inc.
Pages 4-3, 4-4, 5-9, 5-49 (at right), 5-52, 5-55: Bird Barrier, Inc.
Pages 4-2, 4-34, 5-7, 5-17(top photo), 5-22: Paul D. Curtis
Pages 5-11(bottom right photo), 5-18 (middle photo): Lynn A. Braband
Pages 5-26, 5-33: Scott Smith
Page 5-34: Angie Berchielli
All cover photos used with permission of Connecticut Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators Association, Inc. except: bear (Paul D. Curtis) and Bird-Flite® Spikes (Bird Barrier, Inc.)
The following graciously allowed us to excerpt from their work:
ch. 4: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
ch. 6: Dr. Robert H. Schmidt, Utah State University
This manual is a synthesis of information, some of which was gleaned from these fine sources:
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