State Certified Wildlife Operator and Predator Hunter
Wildlife Behavior and Disease Research
"In essence, ADC Trappers are Wildlife Detectives. We track down and capture the destructive Apex predators of the animal world. To call us Trappers puts us in a box and doesn't give us the full credit we deserve. Similar to detectives who work to solve human criminal cases, we work just as hard and smart to solve Nuisance animal cases. We scout, evaluate, use critical thinking and deduction skills. We incorporate behavioral traits of a particular Predator that we have learned over many years to find the right location to intercept our quarry. We do not just go out and throw down a trap in a good looking spot. We gather information until we understand what makes them tick and do what they do in a particular situation.
To be consistently successful, one must study the Predators and interact with him for many years to understand why he behaves the way he does. This is especially true with Coyotes. We do this by studying scat and tracking them back from where they came from, to where they are headed. We then use that knowledge against them. As Dr. Major Boddicker of Colorado State University states in his writings, we use "chemical triggers" to influence them to work the trap set. Alot of specific things must be performed properly for a capture to be successful. One must be able to see the big picture as well as the details.
One must learn from each catch, the time lines, the travel ways, weather conditions and what the Predators are doing at a particular time of year in their lives. We must be flexible, able to adapt to changes in movement, know the food preferences at certain times of the year and overcome all of the obstacles the weather and nature throws at us. Just like human detectives, we question landowners, set up listening posts, cameras, etc. We gather as much information as possible and that guides us to the particular techniques we use to solve the problem.
For a Professional Trapper to be able to persuade a Predator who runs at least a 5 mile circuit in the East to finally place his foot on a 2-3" pan and become captured is no easy feat. If it were, everyone could do it. Most give up due to frustration and lack of patience before they are consistently successful. One must possess a Passion for the occupation, a deep respect for the animal, patience, intelligence and above all be bulldog Relentless with a Never Give Up Attitude."
**** State Certified, Licensed and Insured****
"Licensed thru the ATF to Remove Beaver Dams. Beaver ponds hold back water which is the Primary Breeding Area for Zika and West Nile Virus carrying Mosquitoes"
"Did you know that the Modern equipment that Wildlife Operators use in the field today have been thru extensive testing by Federal and State Agencies? 1.2 Million dollars was spent on a Equipment Testing Program to Ensure that the Methods and Equipment used today are not only Humane as possible to Wildlife, Livestock and Domestic Animals but also safe to the General public."
"When you see a trapper on TV who shows off a captured coyote in a cage, he did not catch the predator in that cage. He trapped it in a foothold trap and it was then transferred to the cage for the Cameras."
"We give the landowner or property owner several options to remove nuisance wildlife, especially Coyotes. We can humanely trap them out in rural and suburban areas. I have also invested in the latest technology in rifles, Military Grade Armasight Thermal Scopes, Sig Sauer Suppressors and Subsonic .223 ammo. We can call them to the uninhabited areas of a subdivision and surgically remove them without any danger whatsoever to the residents or the sound of a rifle shot disturbing surrounding neighbors."
IN MY BLOG-"Beavers, West Nile and Zika Viruses"
IN MY BLOG-"RABIES, What You Need to Know"
Wild canines carry many diseases communicable to pets and Humans. If you allow your dog to roam at will and he comes upon a coyote scat, he will roll in it. Coyotes have parasites in their intestines that lay eggs. These eggs are then passed with the scat. If your dog rolls in the scat, the eggs will stick to it's coat and he will bring them home. Then you or your children will pet the dog transferring the live eggs to your hands, nose, mouth. These are eggs of two different types of tapeworms called Taneia and Echinococcosis or Hydatid Tapeworm.Once inside a human host, these live eggs target the brain, lungs and liver.****I am providing this information because nearly all pet owners are ignorant of these life threatening diseases.****
Cystic echinocccosis (CE), also known as hydatid disease, is caused by infection with the larval stage of Echinococcus granulosus, a ~2-7 millimeter long tapeworm found in dogs (definitive host) and sheep, cattle, goats, and pigs (intermediate hosts). Although most infections in humans are asymptomatic, CE causes harmful, slowly enlarging cysts in the liver, lungs, and other organs that often grow unnoticed and neglected for years.
Alveolar echinococcosis (AE) disease is caused by infection with the larval stage of Echinococcus multilocularis, a ~1-4 millimeter long tapeworm found in foxes, coyotes, and dogs (definitive hosts). Small rodents are intermediate hosts for E. multilocularis. Cases of AE in animals in endemic areas are relatively common. AE poses a much greater health threat to people than CE, causing parasitic tumors that can form in the liver, lungs, brain, and other organs. If left untreated, AE can be fatal.
"Coyotes and other wild canines should be handled very carefully after capture to prevent transmission of the eggs and therefore possibly the disease to the handler."