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#6157128 - 02/13/18 09:26 PM Business with local govt
Michigan Trappin Offline
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Registered: 05/20/14
Posts: 4049
Loc: Southwest Michigan
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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#6157601 - 02/14/18 09:43 AM Re: Business with local govt [Re: Michigan Trappin]
Jim Bethell Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1087
Loc: Woodhull, Illinois 74
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.

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#6158338 - 02/14/18 10:13 PM Re: Business with local govt [Re: Michigan Trappin]
AJE Offline
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Registered: 01/22/16
Posts: 3351
Loc: WI - Wisconsin
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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#6161555 - 02/18/18 11:28 AM Re: Business with local govt [Re: Michigan Trappin]
AJE Offline
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Registered: 01/22/16
Posts: 3351
Loc: WI - Wisconsin
I suspect many local governments aren't willing to pay, thus the lack of responses.
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#6161736 - 02/18/18 01:57 PM Re: Business with local govt [Re: Michigan Trappin]
HD_Wildlife Offline
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Registered: 04/03/10
Posts: 91
Loc: NM
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

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#6162297 - 02/18/18 11:21 PM Re: Business with local govt [Re: Michigan Trappin]
trprsam Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/19/07
Posts: 21
Loc: Western Oregon
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.

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#6162430 - 02/19/18 07:06 AM Re: Business with local govt [Re: Michigan Trappin]
forester79 Offline
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Registered: 09/26/08
Posts: 190
Loc: wisconsin
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.
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#6162501 - 02/19/18 08:15 AM Re: Business with local govt [Re: Michigan Trappin]
Paul Winkelmann Offline
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Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 1238
Loc: mequon, wisconsin
A buck and a half a tail does sound like Wisconsin. I imagine the competition for pocket gophers is really stiff!

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#6162538 - 02/19/18 08:51 AM Re: Business with local govt [Re: HD_Wildlife]
Aix sponsa Offline
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Registered: 02/23/14
Posts: 6783
Loc: Louisiana
Originally Posted By: HD_Wildlife
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


You are correct.
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#6170043 - 02/25/18 02:42 PM Re: Business with local govt [Re: Paul Winkelmann]
AJE Offline
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Registered: 01/22/16
Posts: 3351
Loc: WI - Wisconsin
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.


Edited by AJE (02/25/18 02:43 PM)
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#6172519 - 02/27/18 06:50 PM Re: Business with local govt [Re: Michigan Trappin]
Lance Squires Offline
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Registered: 01/29/07
Posts: 156
Loc: Wisconsin
How do you find out what townships offer bounties in Wisconsin?
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#6172536 - 02/27/18 07:04 PM Re: Business with local govt [Re: Michigan Trappin]
20scout Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/27/17
Posts: 356
Loc: West Central MN
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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#6174935 - 03/01/18 09:35 PM Re: Business with local govt [Re: Lance Squires]
AJE Offline
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Registered: 01/22/16
Posts: 3351
Loc: WI - Wisconsin
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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