SCIOTO SWCD OFFERS MANY WILDLIFE SERVICES INCLUDING INFORMATION ON HABITAT MANAGEMENT AND IMPROVEMENT, EDUCATIONAL SPEAKERS AND ASSISTANCE WITH HUMAN/WILDLIFE CONFLICTS.
There are many things the private landowner can do to improve and manage wildlife habitat on their property, whether it be an urban backyard or a large area of rural acreage. Different wildlife species have different habitat needs but any amount of land can provide a benefit to one wildlife species or another. We can give guidance on food plots, habitat improvement and management practices you can implement to attract and sustain wildlife species you are interested in.
Human/wildlife conflicts can occur no matter what part of the county you live in, from urban to rural. Many landowners enjoy having wildlife around their homes but may find that sometimes some wildlife species can become a nuisance or cause damage to property or crops. We can offer many practices and techniques to help in
avoiding or preventing nuisance wildlife issues.
Some wildlife species require a permit in order to perform any type of control measure so be sure to contact us or the Ohio Division of Wildlife to be certain before you act. An overview of Ohio’s nuisance wildlife rules can be found by opening the link below.
To control deer causing damage a permit is required from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife. These out of season deer damage permits may be an option for some landowners involved in certain types of crop production. Contact Scioto SWCD if you are experiencing large scale deer damage to see if you may qualify for these permits.
A list of licensed nuisance wildlife trappers can be found on the Ohio Division of Wildlife website. Scioto SWCD also has live animal traps available for loan with a deposit. The loan agreement for the traps can be found by following the link below.
For injured or orphaned wildlife Ohio law prohibits individuals from having possession of wildlife for more than 48 hours unless you are a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. A list of wildlife rehabilitators can be found on the Ohio Division of Wildlife website.