Tag: traps

October 11, 2022

WSB: Furbearer traps can sever grizzly toes

When Clayton Lamb was trapping grizzly bears for a research project to understand bear survival and movement in southeast British Columbia, he noticed that some bears were missing their toes....

February 25, 2021

WM: Long-term trapping study reveals best practices

A multi-decade study on wildlife traps has revealed the most humane, efficient, focused and safe practices for a number of different species trapped for fur, wildlife management purposes or research....

October 16, 2020

TWS2020: How does fragmentation affect flying squirrels?

With their habitat broken up by farms and other land uses, southern flying squirrels have smaller densities in the Midwest, researchers found. “They are isolated by a highly fragmented system,”...

May 31, 2017

What would you use to trap a tegu?

Growing up to 4.5 feet in length, the invasive Argentine black and white tegu is the largest species of tegu lizard. It eats a variety of both plants and animals...

August 4, 2015

Trap Techniques: To Aid African Research

Within USDA’s Wildlife Services program, biologist Michael Marlow is known for his varied expertise—from wildlife disease surveillance and feral swine control to nonlethal management of predation damage. Combining all three...

June 18, 2015

TWS Leads Effort Responding to Refuge System Legislation

TWS led efforts to submit a letter to both House and Senate committees considering H.R. 2016 and S.1081, the “Refuge from Cruel Trapping Act.” The letter was signed onto by...

May 14, 2015

Congress Proposes Ban on Body-Gripping Traps on Refuges

Two bills currently in front of Congress would impact wildlife management and recreational opportunities in the National Wildlife Refuge System. H.R. 2016, introduced by Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-New York) with...