Prevention and Control of Wildlife Damage 5th Ed?
Some of you may be familiar with the Prevention and Control of Wildlife Damage 4th edition that was published in 1994. It has been the Bible of wildlife control for decades. You can see it at icwdm.org. But it’s getting a bit dated. Though the field of wildlife damage management does not change as quickly as high tech fields, it has developed new tools and techniques. Most of the techniques and tools help wildlife control operators resolve conflicts faster or with greater precision than the older methods. Don’t get me wrong, the Prevention and Control of Wildlife Damage 4th ed. still has value. Biology and damage identification tips can be helpful. But the control methods sections (as a rule) are woefully out of date. So read the book with caution as you are likely not getting the full story of techniques as they have evolved.
Fortunately, the USDA-Wildlife Services agency is publishing an update albeit slowly, but surely.
Check it out at USDA-Wildlife Services Technical Series
I think you will be impressed. I would recommend that you bookmark it and revisit it about every other month as USDA-Wildlife Services will add articles as they become available. I have a few that I have written with my co-authors that are awaiting publication.Stephen M. Vantassel, CWCP, ACE, is the owner of Wildlife Control Consultant, LLC. He helps people restore their balance with nature through publishing, training, consulting, and the internet. He has published numerous articles in trade and academic publications along with several books (http://kingsdivinity.academia.edu/StephenMVantassel). He is a sought after speaker and trainer. Copyright All postings are the property of Stephen M. Vantassel and Wildlife Control Consultant, LLC. Text (not images) may be reprinted in non-profit publications provided that the author and website URL is included. If images wish to be used, explicit and written permission must be obtained from Wildlife Control Consultant, LLC.