Is it legal or advisable to shoot problem beavers? in New Jersey | Beaver
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Is it legal or advisable to shoot problem beavers?
Shooting problem beavers is not recommended.
Shooting into and around water is dangerous — and is illegal in many locations. Bullets and shot can ricochet off of water surfaces.
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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.