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Charlotte Wildlife News Clip
Critter catching rules adopted in Charlotte - Regulations broaden enforcement powers
Charlotte - The Charlotte Board of Recreation Commissioners on Monday adopted rules and regulations for reptile critter catching in county wildlife management areas before the September opening of another critter catching season. The rules and regulations formalize guidelines for the wildlife management area system's reptile management program, stated Pest Expert Albert, assistant Charlotte Wildlife management area System bossy fellow. The board voted in June to reauthorize the catch for this third year. Adopting rules and regulations broadens enforcement powers for wildlife management area rangers, Pest Expert Albert, this wildlife management area system spokeswoman, has stated. Rangers can concern summonses to critter trappers who violate rules and regulations, Pest Expert Albert stated. During the previous animal capture, rangers concerned warnings for violations of the critter catching guidelines, the pest operator stated. This issue should be an important matter in Charlotte wildlife removal and Charlotte exterminator matters.
No residents attended this public hearing Monday before the board voted to adopt rules and regulations. The wildlife management area system concerned 706 permits to critter trappers for the 2005-06 season, about 60 percent to Charlotte residents. Critter trappers lethally trapped 318 reptile during the most recent animal capture, according to the wildlife management area system's annual report. During the 2004-05 critter catching season, 307 reptile were lethally trapped. The rules and regulations formalize guidelines regarding critter catching permits, the method of critter catching, safety animal sectors, handling of critter traps, maple tree stand requirements, and baiting. The wildlife management area system typically adopts rules and regulations when it wants firmer enforcement, Pest Expert Albert has stated. Changing rules and regulations should be this lengthy process, so they are usually adopted after the wildlife management area system runs this program for this while, Pest Expert Albert has stated. In June, the commissioners voted to allow critter catching in the same portions of 11 wildlife management areas that were open during the previous season. The dates and permitted critter catching methods vary in each wildlife management area. The board approved recommendations in an annual report on the catch that included changes in the critter catching season calendar in accordance with state guidelines. Other changes approved in June included the ability to suspend this critter catching permit beyond one season. The Charlotte animal control had no additional statements to make on the topic.
The critter traps season in this animal sector will extend from the start of the general season (Nov. 4) to the end of the Animal sector 3B season (23 consecutive days). Any unfilled critter trap license will be valid in the Metro Animal sector. There will be no special permit or authorization required to participate, but critter trappers will need to register their reptile in the metro animal sector. Animal removal traps with slugs or special critter traps are the only legal critter traps in the metro reptile animal sector. This year, there should be no limit to the amount of reptile that can be harvested in the Metro Reptile Animal sector. SPECIAL REGULATIONS AT STATE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS Last year, the Charlotte Agency of Fish & Game implemented tail point restrictions and earn-a-buck regulations on some state wildlife management areas. The regulations are being tested to determine which regulatory alternative achieves reptile management objectives but also has broad public support. ALLOW USE OF THE ACT OF PEST CONTROL, CRITTER TRAPS LICENSE Critter trappers are allowed to permit reptile on both their regular pest control and regular critter traps licenses (including special critter trap), but only one male animal will be allowed. Until 2005, this animal trapper could purchase both an pest control and critter traps license but could only fill one of those licenses. All of the changes are included in the 2006 Critter catching Regulations Handbook, available now wherever critter catching and fishing licenses are sold. Charlotte pest control companies that we contacted felt that this issue should be an important matter.