How to trap and relocate rabbits in Delaware | Rabbit

How to trap and relocate rabbits

Use cage or box traps at least 9-inches x 10-inches x 24-inches to capture rabbits. They are most effective in winter when natural foods are limited. Bait with apple slices, carrots, cabbage, green leafy vegetables, or dried ears of corn. It is usually best to use a bait that is similar to what the rabbit is eating at the time of trapping. Place the traps near cover where rabbits feed or rest. Check the traps daily to refresh the bait and/or remove the animal. Move traps if you do not catch a rabbit within a week. Release rabbits in rural areas several miles from your property. 

State specific solution - Delaware - How to trap and relocate animals

Wildlife that are relocated must be released in suitable habitat, preferably within 10 miles of the capture location. Wildlife are not to be released in an area close to human dwellings or businesses, which would result in a transfer of, rather than a solution to, the nuisance problem. Wildlife shall NOT be released within the city limits of any city, State Wildlife Area, State Park property, or National Wildlife Refuge. Landowner permission is required before any wildlife are released onto a new location.

Laws and regulations to be aware of

While we attempt to provide guidance about state and federal regulations pertaining to specific species and control techniques, we do not provide information about local jurisdictions (city, town, county, etc.) where regulations may be more restrictive, especially as it applies to discharge of firearms, transport of animals or use of trapping equipment. Contact your local city or county government to inquire further. No guarantee is made that information (or lack of information) associated with a species or control technique is completely accurate or current. You should become familiar with federal, state and local laws before beginning any wildlife control activities.

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