Wildlife Damage Management, Internet Center for


Date of this Version

December 1977


Modern concepts of furbearer harvest on a controlled, sustained-yield basis are in accordance with recognized principles of wildlife management and natural resource conservation. Steel traps, in the hands of private citizens and regulated by state fish and game agencies, have been the primary tools used in this country for managing furbearers. Fur resource managers recognize that traps are important tools not only in furbearer management, but also in some programs of wildlife damage or disease control. Traps also provide a major source of outdoor recreation for many people.