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"Promoting Science Based Wildlife Management Decisions for a Better Massachusetts"

Caring for Wildlife Ecologicaly Sound Highly Regulated Benefits Common and Abundant THE HIGHEST PRIORITY

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Trapping Benefits both Wildlife and Society

Information taken with permission from Northeast Furbearer Resources Technical Committee (

Protecting Public Safety & Private Property
It is often difficult for people to understand this benefit of trapping until trapping is no longer conducted. Then it becomes all too obvious. Click here to learn about The Chelmsford Example.

Protecting America's Wetlands
Regulated trapping is an important defense for our wetland habitats. Find out how Louisiana is using trapping to control nutria populations and their damaging effects to the coastal wetlands along the Gulf coast.

Maintaining National Wildlife Refuges
See how trapping on National Wildlife Refuges aids in fullfilling the mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System.

Reintroducing Wildlife
Foothold traps used to harvest furbearers are also used to capture and release furbearers into habitats where they no longer occur. Check here to learn more about reintroduction programs.

Protecting Endangered Species from Predators
Check here to find out which endangered and threatened species are being aided through the use of traps.


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