Bear Hunters: The quota for the 2014 archery/crossbow season for bears WAS NOT MET today.  Therefore, the bear season will remain open tomorrow.  All hunters must check the KDFWR homepage or call the Info Center at 1-800-858-1549 AFTER 9:00 PM each day of the season to learn if the black bear quota was met.  For information about checking bears, click here.

 Nuisance Wildlife

Whether its damage to various agricultural plantings or livestock; yards, gardens, or ornamentals; bats in your attic, or skunks denning under your deck; wildlife conflict occurs and may require professional solutions. 

If you are seeking professional wildlife control assistance, search for a Nuisance Control Operator in your areaPlease note:  Nuisance wildlife control is provided by permitted operators and is not a free service.

If you are a current or prospective Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator, see detailed permit information.

Farmers and landowners who are experiencing depredation of livestock, fish, and crops or property damage by furbearers can go to the Fur Trapper Lookup page. The fur trappers listed here are looking for opportunities to trap coyotes, foxes, river otters, beavers, muskrats, mink, raccoons, opossums, weasels, bobcats, and striped skunks. Through this program, farmers and landowners benefit by solving nuisance problems at no cost, and fur trappers benefit by gaining land access for trapping opportunities. Furbearer trapping season is open from mid-November to the end of February for most furbearers. Fur trappers are private individuals and are not employed by KDFWR.