If you are experiencing wildlife-caused problems and are unable or unwilling to resolve the situation yourself, you might be referred to a NWCO. The DEEP, through regulation and policy, determines which animals the NWCOs can handle and which methods they can employ. However, some decisions must be negotiated between you and the NWCO. After contacting a NWCO, you should discuss the following issues before action is taken: Determine the nature of the problem. With the NWCO's assistance, identify the offending species, the number of animals involved (if possible) and describe the extent and types of damage. Determine which methods will be used to resolve the problem. Have the NWCO recommend possible methods of control, the estimated costs and the advantages and disadvantages of each method. Establish the conditions which will constitute a solution to the problem. Let the NWCO explain how much, if not all, of the problem he expects to be able to resolve within the limits of his methods and abilities. Establish a fee or rate of payment. The DEEP does not regulate fees charged for NWCO assistance. Such fees should be resolved ahead of time between the individual and the NWCO. Fees charged may vary between individual NWCOs.
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Oct 5 2017 1:03PM