Wildlife Damage Control Agent (WDCA) Program
This program allows trained and certified Wildlife Damage Control Agents (WDCA) to issue wildlife depredation permits to North Carolina residents having confirmed wildlife damage problems. It was developed to streamline the permitting process.
WDCA are authorized to issue permits for certain species on the spot, once wildlife damage has been confirmed. Under previous regulations the resident had to apply for a permit from the Wildlife Resources Commission and then wait for the permit to arrive before legally trapping, capturing, or killing an animal that is causing damage.
For more information on the certification course please download this brochure:
WDCA Program Brochure (657 KB pdf)