How to trap problem beavers in New Jersey | Beaver

How to trap problem beavers

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Beaver Trapping with Snares

Managing beaver populations is typically done through regulated winter trapping seasons.  If beavers are causing severe damage, state wildlife agencies may issue special trapping permits to professional wildlife control operators, or in some states, volunteer trappers. Trapping beaver requires training and proper equipment to be done effectively and ethically. There are strict regulations regarding types of legal beaver traps and their placement (generally underwater).

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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