Eastern Wildlife Damage Control Conferences

 

Date of this Version

February 1991

Abstract

Wildlife damage management decisions are often incorrectly viewed as being predicated solely upon economic Although costs of wildlife damage and methods employed to reduce this damage are considerations in damage management decision-making, the selection and application of methods are also dependent upon environmental factors that include biologic physical, social, and legal influences. Professional decision-making involves an assessment of these factors on a case-by-case basis, to determine which methods and application strategies are environmentally cost-effective and therefore practical.