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#6037883 - 10/27/17 08:14 PM Pa nuisance wildlife control officer...
PAtrapper1217 Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/08/11
Posts: 45
Loc: Eastern PA
Anyone on here know anything about it? Briefly read an article saying you need to apply, take a test. How does it work once you have your permit?
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#6037947 - 10/27/17 09:09 PM Re: Pa nuisance wildlife control officer... [Re: PAtrapper1217]
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"Professor"

Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 2699
Loc: Lower Alabama (Daleville)
Check with the Pennsylvania Game commission- http://www.pgc.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx. They will be the agency issuing the Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator permit.

A couple of references:
https://www.pacode.com/secure/data/058/chapter147/subchapTtoc.html

https://careertrend.com/how-6854204-become-wildlife-control-operator-pennsylvania.html
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#6037975 - 10/27/17 09:36 PM Re: Pa nuisance wildlife control officer... [Re: PAtrapper1217]
SifordOutdoorZ Offline
trapper

Registered: 09/19/11
Posts: 28
Loc: Erie, PA
I can tell you several things about it if you have specific questions. My wife is studying for the exam right now. It is an extensive test make sure you know the material in the book they send. I took the exam to become a nwco I started part time but you will quickly see it is a full time job. Contact the regional office they will get you an application. It isn't just trapping critters every day much more goes into it. Several other guys in here are excellent nwcos from pa. Bob Jameson and other I'm sure might chime in.
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#6038199 - 10/28/17 07:49 AM Re: Pa nuisance wildlife control officer... [Re: PAtrapper1217]
PAtrapper1217 Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/08/11
Posts: 45
Loc: Eastern PA
I read an article in the game comm. Website, had a lot of info but nothing really regarding the process in getting a permit. Figured i would need to call them.

What does the test cover? - laws, regs, species, diseases, trapping methods? Etc etc

Also read another article that said you should get a white tail deer permit as well. It requires its own test too. Are they referring to a hunting license?

Being a hunter and trapper is there any game commission rules/regs/laws that pertain to a nwco regard conflict of interest? I.e. someone calls about a nuisance raccoon during trapping season, can you trap and dispatch it as you would during the trapping season? Another example - a nuisance bear during the bear season (obviously the game comm will more than likely handle that type of problem)

Final ?. Are you then put on a list that the game comm. Will contact as an "assets" to handle nuisance animals outside regular business hours or convienance -goes to what siford said about being a full time commitment.
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#6038201 - 10/28/17 07:56 AM Re: Pa nuisance wildlife control officer... [Re: PAtrapper1217]
PAtrapper1217 Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/08/11
Posts: 45
Loc: Eastern PA
Read the pa code link above, that shed some more light..
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#6038271 - 10/28/17 09:52 AM Re: Pa nuisance wildlife control officer... [Re: PAtrapper1217]
Fatdawg Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/25/16
Posts: 44
Loc: PA
You need to contact your Regional office and request an application. Fill out app. and mail along with $25. PGC will send you a packet of info to study. In addition to the study guide, there give you a list of web links to study as well. Study all that and your good to go. You will have to test within 180 days of app. approval. Must have 80% or better to pass test. Once passed there is $50 annual permit fee.

The info provided will cover the laws, methods, equipment and so on of your permit.

You will need to be proficient in cage/live trapping and need to have basic construction skills to perform the exclusions and repairs. NWCO involves a lot more than just trapping!!

The PGC will give your info and info of other NWCO's in the area to people with nuisance complaints.

Legal dispatch methods are covered in the study guide.

As for the bear cub the PGC will take care of it.

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