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 Post subject: whats it like
PostPosted: 18 Jan 2011, 22:10 
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Joined: 23 Feb 2010, 12:17
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Location: indian lake ohio
im 16 years old and i enjoy trapping and such but i was wondering how it was being a nuisance trapper. like what kind of things do you do. im thinking it would be a good carreer field


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 Post subject: Re: whats it like
PostPosted: 19 Jan 2011, 19:41 
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Joined: 16 Feb 2010, 21:08
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Location: DeFuniak Springs, Florida
Well 12oakley since you asked...
I have a primary job (not trapping) and career that has lasted me for the last 36 years and I am still too young to retire from it. Nuisance trapping is something I do for several reasons.
1. I like the challenge
2. It is considered a side business and I get to deduct my losses from my taxes
3. You get to meet some good people.
4. You get to help people that are in need of your expertise
5. It's mostly outside and you learn about wildlife habits, traits, and the biology aspects of wildlife management and conservation.
As for as making nuisance trapping a career, I'm not sure it would pay the bills by itself. At least not where I live.
Since I get the honor of giving some advice, I would recommend to you to seek out jobs related to wildlife and game management within your state.
An even better future would be to continue your education after high school with thoughts of biology, anthropology, agriculture and related fields.
Then nuisance trapping could be rewarding and fun and not just a have to do it job.
One more thing.... Billy the Exterminator is just entertainment on TV :wink:
Hope I didn't confuse you too much, and good luck with whatever you decide.
TJ


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 Post subject: Re: whats it like
PostPosted: 19 Jan 2011, 21:11 
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Joined: 04 Jan 2009, 19:20
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Location: pilot oak ky
I agree for the most part I own a main business ant do nuisance work on the side but I am not willing to say you couldn't make it a career if you choose it's all in how much you want to put into it. You have two years to gather info gear make contacts and get a good name before you can even get started. I could take twice as many nuisance jobs as I do but I spread them out and do it on my schedule for the most part. I mainly do beaver control but I live in a farming area where they are a large concern to crop.
I think it would be wise to look into a field of college that will let you be outside and work with animals.

What sort of nuisance problem animals do you feel most effect an area within a thirty mile radius of you

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 Post subject: Re: whats it like
PostPosted: 26 Jan 2011, 17:15 
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well tj bout nailed it right on the head ive ben at it as a buisness for going on 5 yrs. now and still hold a day job it does bring in good money and lets you see a diffrent side of trapping andbilly the exterminater reminds me of elmer fud cartoones fun to watch but dont take any advice frome his showes

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