North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

Wildlife Damage Control

Wildlife-caused damage is primarily related to feeding activities, but also occurs regularly in association with denning, nesting and roosting behaviors. Wildlife-caused damage can often be prevented simply by removing food sources, cover materials or vegetation, overhanging tree limbs, or other means of access that initially attracted and is now holding wildlife in a particular location. When wildlife-damage becomes severe, corrective actions are necessary.

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission allows trained and certified Wildlife Damage Control Agents (WDCAs) to issue wildlife depredation permits to North Carolina residents having wildlife damage problems. WDCAs are authorized to issue permits for certain species on-the-spot.

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