BEAVER TRAPPING OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE
ON SEVERAL RESERVOIRS THIS SEASON
AKRON, OH - Nuisance beaver populations at several reservoirs have prompted the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) to conduct a public drawing for beaver trapping permits this season.
The MWCD will grant a limited number of permits to selected trappers whose names randomly will be pulled during a drawing Sunday, November 11 at 1:00 p.m. at Tappan Lake Park’s activity center. Complete details will be provided to the selected trappers at that time. Interested trappers must be at least 18 years old, be present at the public drawing and possess all Ohio licenses and permits necessary in order to be considered for selection.
“Permits will be issued for trapping on properties at Atwood, Beach City, Bolivar, Charles Mill, Clendening, Leesville, Piedmont, Pleasant Hill, Seneca, Tappan and Wills Creek reservoirs,” said Mark Swiger, natural resources administrator for the MWCD. “Several locations at those reservoirs have been identified as having nuisance beaver populations,” Swiger added.
For additional information, contact Jim Bishop at the MWCD by calling toll-free (877) 363-8500 or Dan Kramer at the Division of Wildlife at (330) 644-2293.
Trapping for these furbearers on public lands is by permit only and limited to areas where flooding from beaver dams interferes with other management practices or affects adjacent, private property or roadways. Beaver and otter trapping seasons run December 26, 2007 through February 29, 2008 statewide.