Trap and Animal Damage Control Research Sources

I developed this section of Wildlife Damage in order to facilitate the access for important information on traps. With the animal rights groups constantly spreading disinformation about traps and trapping, trappers need a place to find accurate, scientific and even anecdotal information by which to correct the deception of animal rights groups. I want these pages to do that.

You can help by sending me any and all information with full bibliographic citation of any article, report, study surrounding trapping and animal damage control. Let me be clear. I even want articles and reports of studies that are NOT favorable to traps and trapping. This is to be a scholarly and truthful site.


We would strongly appreciate receiving full articles that can be published on this site to assist those seeking these resources.

If you can help, please send information to e-mail

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