Thursday, September 27, 2012

Wyoming Wolf Management from the NTA

As many of you are aware, delisting of wolves in Wyoming was announced by US Fish and Wildlife Service on August 31, 2012. After a 30 day waiting period this rule will go into effect. Wyoming's wolf season will begin October 1st, 2012. 
Delisting of wolves in Wyoming is the result of the efforts of many elected officials, US Fish and Wildlife Service and many others. In its press release, US Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe indicates, "The wolf population has remained healthy under state management in Idaho and Montana, and we're confident that the Wyoming population will sustain its recovery under the management plan Wyoming will implement." A full copy of the USFWS press release can be found at:          

  We want to issue a special thank you to Governor Matt Mead for his efforts to navigate final approval of Wyoming's new wolf management plan. A thank you as well to Senator John Barrasso, Senator Mike Enzi and Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis for their efforts to ensure that Wyoming's wolf management plan could be approved. 
A contentious issue in Wyoming's delisting saga has been the "dual status of wolf management in the state." Most of the state of Wyoming is highly unsuitable habitat for wolves. As a result of high levels of conflict in this part of the state, wolves are managed under predator status pursuant to Wyoming's management plan. Wolves are managed as a trophy game animal in the Northwest corner of the state which is not only suitable habitat for wolves, but also holds most of the state's wolves. The dual status of wolves under Wyoming's wolf management plan was litigated in the 10th circuit before Judge Johnson. In a ruling dated, November 18, 2010, Judge Johnson found that the previous refusal to delist the gray wolf in Wyoming due to the fact that the entire state of Wyoming was not designated as a trophy game area was arbitrary and capricious. In its August 31, 2012 press release, US Fish and Wildlife Service acknowledged the dual status of Wyoming's wolf management plan by stating, "Biologists have determined that the vast majority of Wyoming's wolf population and habitat is located in northwest Wyoming, where wolves will be managed as 'trophy game' animals year-round."
With less than 2 weeks before Wyoming's wolf season begins, wolf hunting permits can be purchased online at: Resident permits are $18 and non-resident permits are $180. A number of news organizations indicate that 1,000 permits have been sold to date. Harvest will be limited to 52 wolves during the upcoming season. Given low success rates of past hunts conducted in Idaho and Montana it will be interesting to see how long it will take to fulfill the 52 wolf quota. Whether or not you intend to participate in Wyoming's wolf season, we encourage sportsmen to purchase a wolf-permit in the state of Wyoming to support conservation efforts in the state.
We will keep you apprised of developments of Wyoming's wolf delisting as they occur.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Rentokil to acquire Western Exterminator

By Marty Whitford, Publisher & Editorial DirectorRentokil logo

LONDON/ANAHEIM, Calif.. --  Rentokil Initial Plc has agreed to pay $114.6 million for the assets of Western Exterminator 
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The deal, pending regulatory approval expected later this year, includes $99.6 million paid upfront and another $15 million within 18 months.

Anaheim-based Western Exterminator recorded 2011 EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) of $4.1 million and reported $36.7 million in gross assets.

Founded in 1921 and employing more than 1,000 people, Western Exterminator recorded 2011 revenue of about $149 million, with approximately 40 percent generated by its Target Specialty Products subsidiary. Santa Fe Springs, Calif.-based Target serves the pest control, landscape, golf and nursery markets. In total, Western Exterminating employs more than 1,000 people and operates 36 offices across Arizona, California and Nevada; the trio of states it serves have a combined population of 46 million.

London-based Rentokil, a leading global services provider, recorded more than $4.1 billion in revenue last year.

"This acquisition significantly increases Rentokil's footprint in the world's largest pest control market and enables us to compete more effectively, particularly for customers looking for nationwide coverage in pest control or specialty chemical distribution," said Rentokil CEO Alan Brown.

"We have taken our U.S. Pest Control and Products business from (annual) revenue of less than $30 million to $420 million through a series of successful acquisitions, most notably J.C. Ehrlich, Presto-X, and now Western, over the past seven years."

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Wildlife Forensic Field Manual

This fine book is once again available, WCS just got the latest edition, it would make a fine addition to anyones library who is involved in wildlife;  Wildlife Forensic Field Manual

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Parker Dozhier Passes..........

Parker Dozhier

The trapping community mourns the loss of a true icon and friend as Parker Dozhier passed away last week.
"Under any circumstances, it's a hard chore to write about the death of a friend," Trapper & Predator Caller Executive Editor Jim Spencer said. "But when that friend is also a co-worker, a peer, a mentor, a fellow practitioner of your passions and one of your personal heroes to boot, it's doubly hard. Parker Dozhier was all of those things to me, and now that he's gone, he's left a hole."

“It’s not one that will be filled any time soon. Parker walked with a huge footprint in this industry — probably bigger than any other single person since John Jacob Astor. Certainly bigger than anyone alive today. He had enemies — no one could be as plain-spoken and forthright as Parker Dozhier was and not make some — but his friends throughout the fur trade and beyond far outnumbered those who didn’t like him. We will all miss him terribly.”

Dozhier, who had been battling cancer, became one of the most respected voices in the fur industry through his work as a trapper, consultant, rural fur dealer and fur marketing agent. He traveled the world in the name of fur. Through his efforts, the otter and muskrat fur trade opened in China in 1985. It was the first export of North American furs to mainland China since 1949.

As the fur market expert for Trapper & Predator Caller, Dozhier provided an integral link between trappers and the fur market. From the January 1983 issue of Trapper & Predator Caller through the January 2012 issue, Dozhier penned the “Fur Market Report.” With unrivaled knowledge of the fur industry and an incredible array of friends, sources and business acquaintances in every corner of the globe, he was largely recognized as the most reliable fur market analyst in the world.
Dozhier, who lived near Hot Springs, Ark., was 70 years old.
Wildlife Control Supplies sends our deepest condolences to the Dozhier family. 

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

PA Proposes New Trap Check Regulations

Nuisance Wildlife Proposal Pending in PA 

A bill pending in the Pennsylvania General Assembly would allow licensed nuisance wildlife control operators to satisfy the daily trap check requirement using remote trap monitoring technology. Click here to see Pennsylvania House Bill 2550.

WCS Launches New Website: Press Release


East Granby, CT – Wildlife Control Supplies, LLC, (WCS) the leading supplier to wildlife control professionals nationwide has announced the launch of their newly designed website. The new website features improved product displays, streamlined navigation, product reviews, live chat support, and a mobile friendly version.
WCS supplies the commercial, government, research and residential wildlife/pest markets with cost effective and top quality wildlife and animal control products, many of which are designed and manufactured by WCS. In addition to a broad range of products, the company prides itself on the level of customer service, support and technical expertise provided to customers since 1998.
Visit us online at to learn more or call us at 1-877-684-7262 or email with additional questions.