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Business with local govt #6157128
02/14/18 03:26 AM
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I've done work for local govt , mostly beaver work. And I just got awarded the contract to pick up dead critters in a nearby city, my question is: how much work do you guys do with locŗl govt, and do you solicit the work or get RFQs for it,?


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Re: Business with local govt [Re: Michigan Trappin] #6157601
02/14/18 03:43 PM
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I do skunk trapping for a few of the local towns. They will only pay for skunks. Everything else, the home owner has to pay for.

Re: Business with local govt [Re: Michigan Trappin] #6158338
02/15/18 04:13 AM
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I wish townships would be more willing to pay for nuisance beaver trapping.

My township does pay a bounty on pocket gophers. No contract required. I think it's like $1.50 per tail.


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Re: Business with local govt [Re: Michigan Trappin] #6161555
02/18/18 05:28 PM
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I suspect many local governments aren't willing to pay, thus the lack of responses.


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Re: Business with local govt [Re: Michigan Trappin] #6161736
02/18/18 07:57 PM
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AJE,

I think more people have these contracts and just arenít posting
for a myriad of reasons including throwing free info to competitors
in their area.

Though of course folks share freely here lots of info they could charge
to teach people.

There are topics where itís a little too specific in terms of how you found
the work and how it gets put up for bid, etc...

I may be wrong but know enough companies in our industry that have
contracts with towns, cities, states and others to believe Iím correct.

Just my .02

Re: Business with local govt [Re: Michigan Trappin] #6162297
02/19/18 05:21 AM
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I suspect HD is on to something. I get quite a bit of business from local govt, even state and federal once in a while. Beaver, nutria, gophers, squirrels and more.

Re: Business with local govt [Re: Michigan Trappin] #6162430
02/19/18 01:06 PM
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I have one contract with a township for beaver control. I just watch the culverts and when I see a problem start I take care of it. Send a bill and get payed.
Aphis has the contracts with most all the townships and the county. Lately they have been raising their price so some towns are looking for other options.



Re: Business with local govt [Re: Michigan Trappin] #6162501
02/19/18 02:15 PM
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A buck and a half a tail does sound like Wisconsin. I imagine the competition for pocket gophers is really stiff!

Re: Business with local govt [Re: Paul Winkelmann] #6170043
02/25/18 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted By: Paul Winkelmann
A buck and a half a tail does sound like Wisconsin. I imagine the competition for pocket gophers is really stiff!
I have a spot in the neighboring township that is absolutely loaded with pocket gophers, but that township won't pay for them. Sometimes the farmers will kick in enough to cover a persons gas though.

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Re: Business with local govt [Re: Michigan Trappin] #6172519
02/28/18 12:50 AM
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How do you find out what townships offer bounties in Wisconsin?


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Re: Business with local govt [Re: Michigan Trappin] #6172536
02/28/18 01:04 AM
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I don't trap for a living but I'm lucky as my county pays $3.00 per pocket gopher. Occasionally the farmer will kick in a little bit but most of the time I refuse payment for letting me trap other animals in the fall. It usually doesn't take long for word to get out and I have all the work I want.


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Re: Business with local govt [Re: Lance Squires] #6174935
03/02/18 03:35 AM
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Originally Posted By: Lance Squires
How do you find out what townships offer bounties in Wisconsin?
I don't think there's a list.


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